Saturday, October 27, 2012

Slow Cooker Red Wine Beef Stew

It blessedly dropped into the 60s for two days last week (before jumping back to the 80s), so on Sunday I decided to take advantage of the cooler weather and make this hearty slow cooked red wine beef stew. It was super simple to make, very comforting, and very wine-y!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Tomato Jam on Rosemary Focaccia with Goat Cheese

Sweet. Tart. Savory. Rich. This tomato jam is so simple to make, yet so complexly flavored.
I made this rosemary focaccia the night before. Topped with a fluffy layer of earthy, tangy goat cheese, the rosemary focaccia stood up to the bold flavors of the tomato jam.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Brussels Sprouts with Molasses...for Breakfast!

This Saturday I had a bag of brussels sprouts I HAD to use right away, before they went bad or were pushed to the back of the fridge by Sunday's farmer's market haul. 

Brussels Sprouts, sauteed with molasses and garlic made for an odd breakfast, but would be a tasty side dish alongside a heartier main course (aka, not bagels).

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Hearty Beef and Bean Chili with Cornbread

The weather is finally cooling down a bit in Los Angeles (though it's supposed to be back in the 80's by Sunday!), which has left me frantically cooking as many warm-weather dishes as possible before it heats up again. 

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Salted Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

October 3rd was "National Boyfriend Day." Though my first thought was "HARRUMPPHH EVERY DAY IS NATIONAL BOYFRIEND DAY," I decided it would be nice to surprise Nate with some cookies. What can I say, I am a romantic against my own will.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Beet Cupcakes

I love beets, and I had this image in my mind of a beautiful, fuschia beet cupcake, topped by fluffy white cream cheese frosting.