Kale Cobb Salad

I probably should apologize that I didn’t share this recipe with you earlier.  I eat kale all the time…both cooked and raw.  I think it’s safe to say that it’s my current favorite vegetable and has been for a while.  I already shared my Kale Salad with Garic Croutons recipe with you, but this Cobb version is a nice fun twist.  It’s a hearty salad that still feels light and bright thanks to the tasty shallot vinaigrette.  You can totally customize the toppings according to your taste, or use whatever’s left in your fridge.  Aren’t those the BEST kinds of recipes?

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Classic Broccoli Salad

I first had a taste of this simple yet WONDERFUL broccoli salad at an all-you-can-eat salad buffet restaurant called Souplantation back when we lived in California.  Here in Chicago, it’s called Sweet Tomatoes.  It was like a lightbulb went off in my head and I couldn’t believe that a few simple ingredients tossed with raw broccoli could taste so glorious.  I instantly knew that I’d have to recreate it at home.

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Buttermilk Bacon Biscuits

It all started when I decided to try making biscuits from scratch in time for Mother’s Day.  I thought they came out fine, but I wasn’t completely satisfied with the flavor.  This recipe also required me to use a food processor.  I mean, I have no problem using one, but I know that there are tons of biscuit recipes out there that don’t require anything more than a bowl and your hands.  And personally, I think that’s the way it should be.  To me, making biscuits should be a relaxing, old-fashioned, puttering around in the kitchen on a lazy Saturday morning kind of activity.   Read more

Spring Pasta Carbonara

Pasta Carbonara is a dish I make often, but for whatever reason, haven’t shared a recipe for it on here until now.  I’m actually pretty surprised at myself.  Part of the reason I think is because while you’re making it, you kind of have to work quickly.  I guess I just didn’t think to pause to take pictures.  But this Spring Pasta Carbonara is too good not to share.   Read more

Bacon Wrapped Chicken with Acorn Squash Salad

You guys…today, we’re coming to you with trumpets blaring, because our very first episode of Bits & Pieces is here!  I can hardly contain myself.  It took a Kickstarter project and a cross-country move for Joe and I to be able to produce our new online cooking show, but we did it!  We seriously cannot thank our Kickstarter backers enough for believing in us in advance.  None of this would’ve been possible without you guys.  Be sure to look for your name in our new Partners category.  This entry is dedicated to you.   Read more