Marker 88 Over the summer I was invited by the Keys Tourism Board to tour the beautiful and oh so sunny Florida Keys.
Are you ready for some tailgating? You all know that I’m not actually a big football fan. I don’t keep that a secret but I do enjoy tailgating.
Puff pastry is something I ALWAYS keep in my freezer. It’s like a bag of frozen peas, we just need them (most of the time those are to actually eat but with 3 kids in the house they’re more than often used as ice packs, ehem). Puff pastry is so versatile and has saved my patutie on more than one occasion.
I’m all for low and slow cooking. Set it and forget it if you will. Now that it’s finally fall (happy dance) I’m doing a lot more of that type of cooking.
In case you haven’t heard, my friend Susan and I organize a food conference called Mixed. It’s a small boutique conference for approximately 100 food lovers bloggers that is held at Mountain Lake Lodge in Virginia.
Did you know that October is National Pasta Month? To be honest, I actually didn’t – every month is kinda pasta month around here ; ) But I’m glad for the pasta-bration never the less.
So we’re just going to get it over with a sing a chorus of “Oh my darling, oh my darling Clementine …” because naturally that’s what pops into my mind when I hear the word clementine.
I’m kinda crazy for all things squash (I eat it, every variety I can get my hands on, and often) so it was only natural that I looked to the gourd family to inspire a little fall table-scape.
Meatballs. You gotta love ‘em. I mean come on. They’re fun sized spheres of meat. Okay we’ll just stick to calling them meatballs, that’s much more appetizing.
If you’ve been around my little corner of the web or have known me for more than 5 minutes you know my absolute two hands down favorite things to eat are Spaghetti alla Carbonara and Tiramisu.
We eat a lot of chicken. So it goes without saying that I have a REALLY large repertoire of chicken recipes.
I have a confession to make. I’m kind of obsessed with chicken wings. The saucier the better. If you’re not getting sauce on your face while you eat wings then you’re not doing it right.
I’m a big fan of chicken thighs, bone in (flavor baby) it’s the cut that I gravitate to first. Sometimes I need a cut that’s going to cook up much much faster.
I like organization. I wish my family had the same like of organization as I do but unless I break out the drill sergeant voice sigh they do not.
Tarts sound so fancy but in actuality they’re super simple to make. Especially if you start out with a prepared pie crust.
Summer is winding down. I’m not sure I’m ready to let it go yet though. I love the warm weather, riding around with the top down music blaring (yes I’m that girl.
I think from now on I might actually put candied bacon on everything. It’s so good it’s should probably be illegal.
Spaghetti alla Carbonara is my FAVORITE dish on the planet. Hands down. It’s not even close. Every single time you ask, that’s the answer you’re going to get. I do love food (hello food blogger) so naturally there are MANY MANY foods that I love.
Next to pasta the most consumed food in our house is probably rice. We keep a variety on hand because you know how much we like options around bell’alimento land.
We’re celebrating today. It’s not any particular milestone or event we just felt like celebrating. Happy Monday.