Sloppy Joes featuring Vesper Bros. Signature Tomato Sauce

This recipe is also published on Fig West Chester. A few months ago, some friends and I were sitting around lamenting about food and cooking. My one friend said she loves to cook, but cooking big meals for just her and her daughter seemed silly. I chimed in that I love to cook, but as…

Vitamix Refreshing Mint Lemonade

This week, one of my culinary dreams came true. I recently got a full-time job and I did some serious budgeting to be able to buy myself a Vitamix. I have had many battles with my blender in the past, so this Vitamix is truly a dream come true. I have a rare morning off…

Homage to Sunnyside Farms – Banana Ice Cream

When I was a little girl, my family and I would take trips to a place called Sunnyside Farms. It was a farm that had acres of land and stinky cows. Though they did smell, I remember their smell fondly. You couldn’t smell it until you got on that stretch of road that led out-of-town…

Chickpea and Sundried Tomato Basil Salad

AND I’m a liar. No, I’m not a liar. I said I’d be here posting recipes when the mood struck me and it struck, so here I am. Yesterday I went to this Asian Market in Media that sells flowers and produce and other things you’d find at an Asian market. Someone told me about…

Deconstructed Chicken Soup with Applewood Smoked Bacon

For the sake of argument, we’re going to pretend like it’s winter here in Media. Anyone who lives in or has visited Pennsylvania or New Jersey this winter knows that we haven’t had anything remotely close to winter weather in a while. There was a freak snow shower on Halloween, but was the worst of…

FKF – Peach Melba Sorbet

First, I need to say that this recipe is a mash up of several I have encountered. The biggest contributor and inspiration for this recipe is the lovely Nigella Lawson. I saw her make Peach Melba on one of her ridiculously sexy episodes of Nigella Feasts. The second person to inspire this recipe was Alton…

FKF: Blood Orange Sorbet

Blood oranges are in season. I love them because they are so, well, bloody. From the outside, they look like oranges, but when you peel them, they look like this: They are sweet and tart. They don’t really taste like what you’d expect from an orange. Think grapefruit and orange, but not really. Blood oranges…

Cinnamon Sugar Oatmeal with Bananas

Yes, I am posting about oatmeal today. I know this is a staple in a lot of homes, but I can honestly say I had never had oatmeal until this year. My mother didn’t feed her children oatmeal. She didn’t like it. Something about the texture. She didn’t feed us anything she didn’t like. Similar…

Chicken Wings with Emeril’s Rustic Rub

I don’t celebrate the Super Bowl, but I admire folks that do. I think it’s a great that people get together and drink and eat and watch TV. No, really, I do. I fully support that kind of dedication. People have Super Bowl parties even when their teams aren’t playing. I honestly have no idea…

Naked Stir Fry

      It always baffles me when people tell me they are intimidated by the stir fry. I am not sure what it means or where the term originated, but I will be looking up the etymology after I am finished with this post. To me, a stir fry is the easiest and quickest…

FKF: Eggplant Fries and Chicken Nuggets

Ah, the first fat kid Friday of 2011. This one was a lot of fun. I can’t eat potatoes and I adore french fries. I bought the last eggplant in at Linvilla the other day and I wanted to make some magic with it. I magially turned my beautiful healthy eggplant into something deep-fried and…