Better than Restaurant Risotto

This risotto is so good that I expect to receive marriage proposals every time I make it. But that’s not the only reason why it’s such a staple around here. It’s also incredibly delicious and endlessly customizable. You can make it with just about any ingredients you have around, and it will come out superbly each time. I’ve never been satisfied with risottos from restaurants, but this one hits the spot. Even better, it makes a great next-day lunch if … Continue reading

Microwave-Free Popcorn

If you haven’t figured this out by now, you should know that I LOVE snacks! One of my favorite and most frequent snacks is fresh popcorn. But keep those microwavable bags away from me! I like making my popcorn the old fashioned way, with a little oil in a pot on the stove. Making popcorn this way never gets old because you can do it differently every time by varying the kernels, oils, and flavoring components you use. And if … Continue reading

Breakfast Pizza

Few things compare to eating a straight-from-the-oven slice of breakfast pizza. I especially like eating breakfast pizza because it brings back happy memories of the first time I made it on a lazy summer weekend with my good friend. ¬†We spent the day lounging at the pool, drinking vino verde, and stuffing ourselves with eggy, cheesy goodness (fortunately for our bikinis, these were not simultaneous activities). Luckily, I can bring back those memories any time I want because breakfast pizza … Continue reading