HAPPY OCTOBERFEST! It’s that time of year, and it doesn’t matter if you can’t socialize safely right now. That just means more food and beer for YOU! So FaceTime your favorite German, crack open a Hefeweizen, and enjoy these packets of goodness all by yourself! Lächerlich!!! (That means yummy in Octoberfestland…) Continue reading Kielbasa & Cabbage Freezer Packets.
I have recently discovered that I’m slightly sensitive to garlic. Especially the volume of garlic they use in restaurants. What are they doing ~ marinating the food in a garlic oil bath? It’s just too much, along with all the oil, sugar and salt. It’s like they don’t trust that we’ll come back to their restaurant unless they show all their cards in every single … Continue reading Pesto & Hummus for Lovers.
Buying or selling a house is such an emotional time for everyone. I love to help people in their hour of need, so it’s no small wonder that I love being a realtor. And while I hope my 1st buyers never leave their home (it’s that beautiful), I know they’ll call on me to help sell their house, should the need arise. NOT because I’m … Continue reading Closing Gift Chocolate Chip Cookies.
We have fallen in love with a homemade pizza crust. I think my friend Amy told me about this one a long time ago, but I was still gluten-free at the time. (Didn’t you tell me about this one, Amy?) This is from the Pioneer Woman ~ who is not my favorite cook in the whole world, but seriously, she should win the Nobel Peace … Continue reading Homemade Pizza.
My lovely Mother-in-Law asked me to post my pesto recipe. Hi Cindy! Pesto is one of my all-time favorite foods to have in the freezer, ready to add quick and fresh flavor to anything and everything. I like to freeze the pesto in ice cube trays, then pop the cubes out and store them in a ziplock bag. You can drop one or two into … Continue reading Pesto.
Lobster Quiche? Oooh la laaaa ~ how fancy! Lobster is definitely on my list of top five favorite foods. The texture, the flavor, the richness ~ I just can’t get enough. And I almost feel like it should never be eaten any other way but by itself, with some clarified butter. To hide it in a quiche seems like a sacrilege. But we bought this … Continue reading Lobster Quiche.
Does the name of this dish scare you just a little? I hope not. Let’s put it this way ~ do you like ground meat mixed up with asian spices? Do you like stir-fry, with rice and onions? How about lettuce wraps? Or an asian version of sloppy joes? The only thing that is somewhat weird about this dish, actually, is the sauce. You have … Continue reading Thai Laab.
Look away, purists. I say that a lot, because I don’t want to offend anyone by, say, putting capers in my Bolognese, or mushrooms in my Bulgogi. But here in the Bunker, if I’ve got bits and bobs in my fridge that need to be used, and would enhance the flavor? Well then all bets are off. I mean, I’m not purely one thing, so … Continue reading Bunker Bolognese.
The Hub and I created this phrase ~ “The Network of Luxury”. These are close friends who also happen to possess amazing gifts, talents, lake houses, or other incredible benefits that make your friendship just that much richer. Perfect example: our friends, Kate and Anna, own a farm called Roots, Fruits and Greens Farm, and have started an online delivery business ~ http://www.farmici.com. They sell … Continue reading Honeydew and Lemon Balm Chilled Soup.
My mom claims that this is not her recipe. But aren’t all recipes fair game? If you’re the one waking up early on a Saturday morning and baking an apple danish for your family, aren’t you the one who deserves all the glory? I didn’t necessarily wake up early this morning, but it still counts. I cannot tell you what a perfect little treat this … Continue reading Mom’s Breakfast Danish.