“My friends and family refer to me as ‘Tara the magical food magician!'”
“I’m just a girl standing in front of a salad, asking it to be a Donut.”
Brunch style savory bread pudding big enough to feed a crowd of friends. The ingredients are simple including Swiss Chard, a loaf of bread, green onions/shallots, bacon, eggs, cheese, heavy cream, and seasonings.
“Take people’s opinions with a grain of salt, add pepper, noodles, some cheese, because mac and cheese matters more than what anyone thinks about you. The end.”
“I’m probably something like 95% chicken nugget.”
“It is always wise to make too much potato salad. Even if you are cooking for two, make enough for five. Potato salad improves with age – that is, if you are lucky enough to have any left over.”
With the addition of sun dried tomatoes and a blend of Italian seasonings, this creamy pasta packs a punch and comes together really fast! It’s great with chicken, and fresh basil as garnish is a must.
“The creative adult is the child who has survived.”
“In my food world, there is no fear or guilt, only joy and balance.”
“Cotton Candy Candy Candy because life is Sweet!”
“You’re my dream, my sparkly rainbow cupcake dream”
“I had a nickname in junior high, and I’m loathe to say this: ‘potato lady.’
– Rashida Jones
Sliced lengthwise for a sleek look, fork tender with a hint of rosemary, and finished off with a buttery honey-garlic glaze and a sprinkling of sea salt. Savory-sweet and delicious! This is the perfect side dish for Sunday dinner.
“I spilled my Pumpkin Spice Latte, and now a bunch of ants are making brunch plans and doing yoga.”
A quick weeknight dinner featuring savory Italian sausage and sweet peppers simmered in a ‘semi-homemade’ sauce that’s then tossed with Rigatoni noodles cooked to al dente perfection.
“I like a pickled cucumber. A regular cucumber I’m not so interested in.”
“All things in moderation, including moderation.”
“You’re my whole Enchilada!!” ❤
“Tomatoes and squash never fail to reach maturity. You can spray them with acid, beat them with sticks and burn them; they love it.”
-S. J. Perelman
“If you’ve lost your appetite today, I think I have it.”
“If you are not killing plants, you are not really stretching yourself as a gardener.” – J.C. Raulston
“Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later!”
Easy entertaining and only 4 ingredients!
“….And they’ll be sowing the summer barley in the lower fields… and eating the first of the strawberries with cream. Do you remember the taste of strawberries?”
-Sam Gamgee (J R R Tolkien)
“Thank you for understanding that my child’s birthday party is a big deal, and for joining me in my psychotic party planning.”
“Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.”
– Doug Larson
“Winter blues are cured every time with a potato gratin paired with a roast chicken.”
– Alex Guarnaschelli
An excellent companion to savory chicken, pork or red meat. The flavor is subtly sweet with a hint of tang from the sour cream and dill.
Oven roasted red potatoes seasoned with shallots, herbs, salt, and olive oil have a crispy crust on the outside with a sweet and creamy filling on the inside. They’re a perfect pairing with grilled chicken or steak.
“You may feel that you have eaten too much…But this pastry is like feathers – it is like snow. It is in fact good for you, a digestive!”
“To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.”
― Thomas A. Edison
“As long as there’s pasta and Chinese food in the world, I’m okay.”
– Michael Chang
“Your body keeps an accurate journal regardless of what you write down.”
– Non-food for thought?
“If I can’t suck your milkshake through a straw, it’s not a milkshake–it’s a glass of ice cream.”
“Bon Appetit | (baw-na-pa-tee) | French saying; Wishes for a hearty appetit and a glorious meal.”
“In a world filled with aspirational recipes and preciously staged photos, one cook finds that true comfort comes from replaying the same simple dinner…over and over and over again.”
– Tamar Adler
“Your life is YOUR art. What are YOU creating today?”
– The Universe
It’s time to take your weekend coffee game to the next level. This blend of aromatic spices, rich coffee grounds and scalded milk is undeniably delicious and a great alternative to leaving the house for Starbucks.
Tuna Salad: I substitute the mayo with 2% Greek Yogurt. I also make sure to buy tuna in “water”.. not tuna in “oil.” I use dill relish which has zero calories, and to add sweetness I use a dollop of honey.
“No matter what happens, pizza will always be there for you, thick and thin, in the crust we trust.”
“Rice is great if you’re really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something.” – Mitch Hedberg
This one’s my favorite so far because of how exciting it is!
Bon Appetit magazine said 2019 is the year lentils will finally get the respect they deserve…. 🙂
“PIZZA: The perfect meal. An open-faced pie using tomato sauce, cheese, and any manner of toppings. Tastes like heaven and is sometimes stated to be better than a relationship.”
…That’s why Cobb is my favorite type of salad, and will remain the champion. It’s a great excuse to have ham or chicken, hard-boiled eggs, avocado.. BACON…
This breakfast has 286 calories, is very satisfying, and takes about 10 minutes from start to finish!
To lighten things up I present a low-cal sheet pan meal that tastes great, is easy to cleanup, and very cheap to make!!
The recipe is great for a cheesecake baking “beginner.” It’s rich and creamy deliciousness is satisfying all by itself, or easily customizable for add-ins. Bonus, it feeds a large crowd!
“Cut my pie into four pieces, I don’t think I could eat eight.” – Yogi Berra
A super easy, super fast, and super filling weeknight dinner – not for the faint of heart! 😀