Party Time Pico de Gallo

Remember last week when I offered up a quick and easy bowl of cheesy grits topped with beans and salsa? This Friday it’s all about the pico de gallo. I’ve eaten plenty of pico de gallo in restaurants and have never been a huge fan. I prefer saucier salsas, pureed and spicy, but Cameron and…

Super Bowl Sunday’s Very Best, Secretly Vegan Kabocha-Pumpkin Muffins

I’m one of those weird Americans who doesn’t follow my country’s national football league. By football, I mean American football. It’s not that I’m unfamiliar with the sport. I grew up in Alabama, land of intense college football rivals Alabama and Auburn. In high school I played trumpet for our football team’s marching band. Slipping…

Winning Winter Party Appetizer: Spinach and Goat Cheese Hash Brown Nests

Last week as I prepped what would become today’s recipe, I realized how few true appetizers I post on the blog. Appetizers are for dinner parties or sports night get-togethers, both of which I don’t throw or participate in very often. It’s not easy to plan formal parties when most post-6pm nights I’m too exhausted…

Win-Win Work-Play Chocolate Wafers

My new job with the state of Colorado is quietly glorious. For the first time ever, I’m paid a living wage to do a job where I’m able to use my skills as an editor. See, Mom and Pop? All those years in college and grad school weren’t for naught. What could possibly make this…