Roasted Butternut Squash Gratin

by Lizzy 4 December 2013 Food

I’m the type of person who looks forward to the same meal every holiday. I like the predictability of knowing there are special dishes I can only enjoy at designated times throughout the year. When I’ve hosted Thanksgiving in the past, I’ve prepared the same menu, and it’s the same way with Easter. It’s a […]

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Happy Thanksgiving Day

by Lizzy 28 November 2013 Food

In lieu of this week’s recipe post, I decided to partake in the gratitude ritual sweeping social media. As I prepare my Thanksgiving dishes to share with cherished friends today and later this weekend with my husband, I reflect on this year and remember I have a lot to appreciate. I’m thankful for my friends, family […]

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Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

by Lizzy 20 November 2013 Food

I was Irish in another life. Either that or there’s some Irish blood in my lineage my family’s unaware exists. I say that because I’ve always preferred potatoes to any other starch. Now that might not seem earth shattering, but as a Puerto Rican I risk having my heritage stripped away for favoring potatoes in […]

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Pumpkin French Toast

by Lizzy 13 November 2013 Food

I have a confession to make. I’m kind of lazy. Not the throw-my-socks-next-to-the-hamper-instead-of-placing-them-inside kind of lazy. Instead I occasionally subscribe to the I’m-so-hungry-I-don’t-want-to-use-another-bowl-and-just-make-this-as-quickly-as-possible lazy. Most of the time this works and results in less dishes (yippee!). Other times, it backfires and I realize I should’ve just used the extra bowl and taken my time. Years […]

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Sunshine Smoothie

by Lizzy 6 November 2013 Food

It’s been a tough year. In fact, one of the worst ever. Today’s a particularly challenging day, and the dreary weather isn’t helping my mood much. I needed a little sunshine in my life, but with rain and overcast skies, my chances of finding it were slim. So I decided to create my own sunshine […]

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Homemade Croutons

by Lizzy 30 October 2013 Food

My husband’s abuelo (grandfather) owned bakeries in Colombia. My husband, Papi, grew up with fresh bread at nearly every meal. It was the one constant at the family table, literally breaking bread. Thus, he has a love affair with bread that rivals only his adoration for soccer. Notice I’m not in that top two list. Whatever!

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Truffle Couscous

by Lizzy 23 October 2013 Food

Last week I mentioned there are times I’m too busy to cook every night. However, I do enjoy a home cooked meal even if I don’t make it myself. Then there are dishes that are so easy to throw together I have no excuse but to spend the few minutes preparing them instead of the alternative…a […]

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Saffron Orzo | Teaching Papi Series

by Lizzy 16 October 2013 Food

You’ve likely heard of Rachael Ray, and you probably have an opinion about her. I know I did, and I admit it changed over the three years in which I taught my husband how to cook. My husband, who I affectionately refer to as Papi, is a native Colombian. He didn’t grow up cooking like I did, and […]

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Friday Find | Prairie Fruits Farm Roxanne Cheese

by Lizzy 11 October 2013 Food

Remember this popcorn? Included in the lovely gift box my friend gave me was this locally made Roxanne cheese from Prairie Fruits Farm. It’s slightly nutty flavor paired perfectly with truffle salt and popcorn. A raw sheep’s milk cheese, the slightly salty flavor works well sprinkled over salad and pasta but imagine the possibilities! 

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Kale, White Bean and Zucchini Salad

by Lizzy 9 October 2013 Food

I rarely go out for lunch. I don’t skip meals. However, I don’t like to spend money on a cold, processed deli sandwich I could make better at home. For me to dish out ten bucks, the lunch option has to be quite tasty. I have two restaurants I frequent on the rare occasion I […]

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