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Sexy Pasta with Chicken, Asparagus & Gorgonzola


This was…wonderful. Wait, I’m getting a little emotional. Hold on. Okay. I’m fine now. This recipe is from a cookbook that I’ve had for six years and have never made anything out of before. And now I’ve made this and I’m planning my dish for Cookbook Challenge4 to be from this book too. Why, it’s Intercourses: An Aphrodisiac Cookbook and it’s full of pretty, sexy photos of half naked people wearing vegetables/nuts/shellfish/fruit/other as clothes (or using as props! whee!) and decadent, luscious recipes.


I’m not quite sure how in the mood . . . → Read More: Sexy Pasta with Chicken, Asparagus & Gorgonzola

It's a Rerun! Tuna! Get a Fork!


Really, it’s just an excuse to post these tuna photos. jwa and I had a wonderful dinner of seared tuna, cucumber slaw and (this time) sesame noodles with bell pepper and shitake mushrooms not too long ago. The original tuna and cucumber recipes are here, which is exactly what I did for this dinner. We try to have seared tuna about once a month or so because it is so tasty.


Noodles They are very easy. So easy, I’m just going to list everything out in paragraph form and not even like . . . → Read More: It's a Rerun! Tuna! Get a Fork!

Brunch or Dinner: Mushroom, Thyme & Goat Cheese Frittata


We love brunch. And I enjoy making brunch every so often. Mostly egg dishes, breakfast potatoes, English muffins and mimosas. Oh, don’t forget the mimosas! But, I like to make frittatas sometimes just because they’re fun — I get to stick my ovenproof pan in the oven. If you don’t have an ovenproof pan you don’t really need one. It can easily be made on the stove top. That’s the way I used to make them all through grad school and until pretty recently, actually.

For this frittata, I used cremini and shitake mushrooms, red bell . . . → Read More: Brunch or Dinner: Mushroom, Thyme & Goat Cheese Frittata

Giada De Laurentiis Coming to Powells in April

Yep, Little Big Head herself! Taking a break at work to scroll through the Powell’s calendar and I see:

Giada De Laurentiis Thursday April, 27th, 7:00PM Powell’s Books for Home & Garden, 3723 SE Hawthorne…cool. I am a little frightened of her teeth but I like her food just fine.

Now, back to the sprouts!

Mmmmm Mmmmmm Brussel Sprouts


I tried brussel sprouts for the first time last Fall or there about. I never knew what to make of them before but jwa said they were good. I belived him. Then I found a recipe that called for braising the sprouts with butter, stock and garlic.

Hey! I like butter, stock and garlic! I decided to give it a whirl. Since then, braised brussel sprouts have become a much requested vegetable around here. We like those so much that I decided to try making them another way.

This recipe is from Ina Garten, the . . . → Read More: Mmmmm Mmmmmm Brussel Sprouts