Roasted Cauliflower with Golden Raisins

Hooray!  Another recipe that’s perfect for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday!  This actually wasn’t a recipe I had ever made before, but I stumbled upon this Roasted Cauliflower and Golden Raisins in the 2012 Food and Wine cookbook and realized that it would be a perfect autumn side dish, and oh so delicious mixed up with all…

Great Granny’s Hash Brown Casserole

It’s just a few days away from one of my favorite times of the year, THANKSGIVING!  Typing this recipe I’m getting super excited just thinking about it!  What could be better than piles of delicious food, endless drinks, and great company?  And I’m sure every person has those certain dishes that Thanksgiving wouldn’t be the…

Calle Ocho, Upper West Side

I am happy to say I am about to review my favorite brunch restaurant of all time.  Believe me when I say, there is NOTHING in the world like having brunch at Calle Ocho on the Upper West Side.  It’s Latin American cuisine, which is good enough on it’s own, but the star of the…

Rosemary and Roasted Garlic Focaccia Bread

Usually I’m not much of a baker, but lately I’ve been really trying to experiment and get active with my oven!  I wish I could learn to be a fantastic baker, but usually baked goods are just so bad for you so I tend to try and avoid them.  However, earlier today I was flipping…

Tomato and Cucumber Couscous Salad

I was skimming through some of my old recipes when I came across this Tomato and Cucumber Couscous Salad side dish.  I honestly can’t remember when the last time I made it was, but I had some couscous in the pantry and it really made me realize how yummy it would be to have some as a…

Austin, Texas

Ahhh Austin!  One of the top Southern foodie hot spots and an amazing city in general!  And I was lucky enough to spend last weekend there, shoving my face full the entire three days.  I wasn’t sure how to exactly write this post, as the food scene in Austin is literally overwhelming, but eventually I decided…

Blackened Salmon Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

I think I’m going to start my own tradition of making a big salad for dinner on Mondays.  Nothing takes away your weekend guilt like a big healthy salad choc-full of nutrition.  The problem is, usually I hate salads for dinner.  I know, I’m the worst pescetarian ever.  But usually they’re just so boring!!  Too…