Month: October 2009

Blog Roundup

The Best Of Halloween Eats

Best Halloween Foods Halloween isn’t all about the “Boo” anymore.  It’s about the food! There’s something about Halloween that gets people feeling creative.  Maybe it’s all the time and effort thinking about costumes that just spills over into thinking about spooky new recipes, but there’s just something Halloween the brings out the food stylist in […]


Fantasy Top Chef & Vegetarian Cuisine

Yes, I’m a day late.  But last night I was assisting in the teaching of a class with Jasper Mirabile at the Kansas City Culinary Institute.  We made a ton of ziti.  It was great for dinner after class.  And lunch today. But without furhter ado, we have some business to take care of: The […]


Aunt Else’s Aebleskiver

Who’s ready for aebleskiver?  What, you’ve never heard of aebleskiver?  Well, you won’t be able to say that anymore after we talk about Aunt Else’s Aebleskiver Okay, I wouldn’t be surprised if you had never heard of aebleskiver.  I hadn’t until a chance viewing of The Best Thing I Ever Ate on Food Network in […]

Eco-Cheap Cooking

#meatlessmonday Meets the 2009 Nude & Eco-Cheap Cooking Initiative Recipe 15: Pumpkin Bechamel

Also, happy World Pasta Day!  Good grief, so much going on.  We better get right into Penne with Basil and Pumpkin Bechamel Wow…so let’s see…  This recipe is my #meatlessmonday post for Meatless Monday.  It’s also the last of the 2009 Nude & Eco-Cheap Cooking recipes for this year (boo!  I know, I’m bummed.)  I’d […]

Eco-Cheap Cooking, Meatless Monday

#meatlessmonday Meets the 2009 Nude & Eco-Cheap Cooking Initiative Recipe 14: Pumpkin Soup

Yep, that’s right.  It’s another #meatlessmonday and another installment of the 2009 Nude & Echo-Cheap Cooking Initiative.  Today we’re making Pumpkin Soup If you’re not familiar with the 2009 Nude & Eco-Cheap Cooking Initiative, that’s where I take the delicious veggies grown by the always awesome Shawna Coronado and turn them into a meal for a […]

announcements, Kansas City Cuisine

Dinner with Chef Besh

Okay, more details to follow, but tonight I got to eat at Jasper‘s Restaurant of Kansas City and in attendence selling his new cookbook (a work of both food porn and some awesome recipes) was none other the Next Iron Chef competitor and all around awesome guy Chef John Besh. Pictures and recipes and reviews […]


Fantasy Top Chef and Confit Tomatoes

Top Chef comes on in less than 1 hour! My pick for tonight’s strikeout pool is Laurine!  I’ll be back in about 2 hours with Fantasy Top Chef updates as well as tips on how to cook like the top chefs. And while you’re waiting, don’t forget to check out TNSmackdown‘s live blogging! ——- Okay, […]