Parmesan Gnocchi Sautéed in Sun-dried Tomatoes and Garlic

The parmesan gnocchi I made the other night turned out wonderfully – light, pillowy cushions of cheese and potato pasta sautéed in olive oil, sun-dried tomatoes, and  garlic.  I did not turn out the prettiest of gnocchi, the cheese made them a little chunkier then usual, but the flavors all checked out. I added more…

Single Crochet Fingerless Gloves

I am a big fan of the fingerless glove.  I keep a pair by my computer, which are perfect for long stretches of computer time, they keep my hands warm without impeding my work.  The ones I made for this post were the easiest ones I have made to date.  I used single crochet for…

Baked Apple Oatmeal

Baked apple oatmeal is my breakfast friendly version of apple crisp.  With reduced fat and sugar, and more oats, I scoop a portion of this into my cereal bowl each morning, give it a quick zap in the microwave to heat it up, and pour milk over it for a highly satisfying start to the…

Swordfish with Farro

A quick and healthy midweek meal.  A pan seared and lightly baked swordfish steak served with farro seasoned with orange juice, smoked chipotle, and olives.  I noticed that my seafood entries were somewhat lacking so here is a new one for the books. Orange, Olive, and Chipotle Farro Ingredients: 1 cup Farro 1 cup Orange…

Ham & Cheddar Quiche

I realize that I have posted multiple quiche recipes on this blog.  This is your warning – I have no shame when it comes to my love for homemade quiche, and there will likely be multiple more quiche recipes coming down the pipe in future months.  As another note of warning, I like my quiches…

Cuñapé

Cuñapés are one of my favorite bake goods.  These soft, chewy, cheesy rolls hail from Bolivia, and are made out of three key ingredients – yucca flour, cheese, and eggs.  If you are gluten intolerant this recipe is a home-run.  There is no gluten in it, but the starchy consistency of the cuñapé is oddly reminiscent…

Ugly Lime Cheesecake

My sister decided to host an ugly sweater party for her birthday, which happens to fall on Twelfth Night (the 12th day of Christmas, Epiphany, Dia de los Reys, etc.).  I feel a little funny posting a holiday blog several weeks after the holidays, but life got in the way, and I am just now…

Gingerbread Latte

Generally considered a holiday treat, I drink my homemade gingerbread lattes all year long.  Using a steam wand will give your latte a nice frothy foam, but I usually don’t mess with it.  I am in it for the taste and the caffeine, and both can be achieved without the high tech gadgets.  I even…