Challenge: Eggplant Instead of Meat!!!

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It’s eggplant season!  That thought may not immediately get your blood pumping, but here’s why it should:  Eggplant is one of the most culinarily versatile veggies out there.  In fact, its relatively neutral… Continue reading

Curry Challenge: Curried Sweet Potato Chowder with Gulf Shrimp

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Okay, so when Erika said, “Hurry, Let’s Make Curry!” I obviously didn’t see the hurry part.  Bad Jennie!  I do love curry though…pretty much anything with curry flavors, really.  Anyone out there ever… Continue reading

Curry Challenge: Thai Green Curry with Shrimp

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Although I illustrated this challenge with Aarti, who cooks Indian curries, when I say “curry” I mean Thai curry. Indian curries are delicious, but I love the balance of spicy/creamy and sweet/sour flavors… Continue reading

Challenge: Hurry, Let’s Make Curry!

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It’s time for an Aarti Paarti! If that makes no sense to you, you aren’t watching the Next Food Network Star. Despite the goofy name of her show, Aarti is going to win, due… Continue reading

Eggs for Dinner Challenge: Huevos Rancheros with Roasted Pepper Salsa

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Whoo-hoo!  Erika is really feeling her oats with that last post, isn’t she?   Her quiche recipe does look great.  I’m going to try it myself…BUT, she knows good and well that I… Continue reading

Eggs For Dinner Challenge: Awesome Quiche

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Jennie is going to regret issuing the Eggs for Dinner challenge.  You see,  I have a steady supply of fresh, beautifully rich eggs from the 8 hens in my backyard so I’ve got a serious… Continue reading

CHALLENGE: Eggs For Dinner!

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Everybody at my house likes eggs, but the truth is they usually show up scrambled with salt and pepper at Saturday breakfast and seldom under any other conditions.  So…I got to thinking…that’s really… Continue reading

Pizza Challenge: Pizza Cubana with Beer Bread Crust and Honey Mustard Drizzle

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If there’s one dinner my whole family agrees on, it’s pizza, BUT I have to confess:  I had never made pizza completely from scratch before this.  Sure, I’ve bought those ready baked crusts… Continue reading

Pizza Challenge Twofer: Pizza Margarita and Marinated Vegetables with Goat Cheese

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We love pizza at my house but our pizza preferences make it complicated when we go to a restaurant.  I like lots of vegetables, the spicier the better, but my husband insists on… Continue reading

Challenge: PIZZA!

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Who doesn’t love pizza? And the varieties and preparation methods are nearly infinite.  Sounds like the perfect challenge to me! Jennie, you are challenged to make pizza.   It can be any style,… Continue reading

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