Category Archives: Fruit

Home Made Ricotta: Easier than (__insert something easy here__)!

Take a look at the back of your tub of Ricotta cheese and read the ingredients. Aside from the fact that it could take all day, there are probably things in that container that you can’t pronounce much less sound like actual food. What if I told you, you can make ricotta cheese with two ingredients. Well since the cat is out of the bag, let’s get started!

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Keep Your Friends Close, and Their Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Closer

I have decided to take a break this week in the kitchen and allow the spotlight to shine on a dear friend and fellow foodie. I have known Brandi for just about 10 years and we have been laughing together for just as long.  On one of our latest trips to her home in Pittsburgh she honored us with one of her Strawberry Rhubarb Pies. Some folks are nervous about the addition of the latter ingredient, infiltrating the sugary sweetness of the strawberry, but I have good news for you nay-sayers. In 1947 New York State court ruled that rhubarb was used in the U.S. mainly as a fruit, so it shall be considered as such! That’s right, rhubarb is fruit. Feel better? I thought so!

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Kids Menu: For Adults

Kids Menu for Adults

Breakfast for Dinner

The challenge: to create a fusion of a fast, easy, fresh dinner with something that spins your food memory rolodex out of control.  Throw on your pajamas, turn on your favorite cartoon, and remember, coloring outside the lines is always okay! Continue reading

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Adieu Pittsburgh!

Out last morning in Pittsburgh was met with, of course, food! Here were some of our creations just before we said goodbye. Parting is such sweet sorrow, and fancy s’mores are even sweeter. Continue reading

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Dishes To Go! Whole Foods!

So this blog is babies first Whole Foods®!

I’ve been an avid watcher of Bravos TVs’ Top Chef and for 8 seasons I’ve seen them super-market-sweep sprint through their respective cities Whole Foods®.  I was so excited to see what all this hype was about.  I get it, it’s a grocery store … what could be so different?  For the most part, there’s not a huge difference.  They sell food, you place what you desire into a cart – and they prefer you pay for said items before you leave.  Following are highlights of what was above and beyond the typical super market chain in my opinion.  So grab a cart and bring along your list while we go shopping at Whole Foods®! Continue reading

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Side Dish #3 Grilled Strawberry Fields

I’m taking a short break from Pittsburgh posts (there are still a few coming!). Tonight the weather was unbelievably perfect which, of course, means I am outside all evening! I took the opportunity to grill some NY Strip and make a nice light salad, but who cares about a salad on a night like tonight, bring on the dessert! I’ll start with a wide shot so as to not cause immediate combustion. Warning, as the photos get larger, you WILL become more hungry. Continue reading

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