>Cookbook Challenge: Guy Fieri’s Hot and Spicy Pie

> I headed back to my March issue of Food Network Magazine for this challenge when I saw this chocked full-o goodness pizza by Guy Fieri. I love Guy and “I wouldn’t kick his meals out of bed”, but he is known for using tons of ingredients, albeit lots of flavor. This pizza is no exception. … Continue reading

>Cookbook Challenge: Mac and Cheese Soup

> For this cookbook challenge, I went to my Food Network Magazine. I can pass that off as a cookbook recipe right? I got my new issue in the mail yesterday and I had all of the ingredients on hand to make this, so it became dinner! This didn’t come from a chef in particular … Continue reading

>Cookbook Challenge: Crispy Apricot Pork Chops

> I changed this one up slightly and I have to say I really enjoyed this pork chop dish. In the original recipe, Martha used apricot preserves and homemade breadcrumbs. I love Panko Bread Crumbs on pork chops because they are so crispy and good. Instead of using the apricot, I used orange marmalade because … Continue reading

>Cookbook Challenge: Chili Rubbed Skirt Steak

> This is by far one of the best recipes I have tried from this cookbook. The spice blend is just perfect and the entire meal is another quick one, coming in at 30 minutes or less. With only six different (common) spices, and a cut of flank or skirt steak, this entire dish is … Continue reading

>Cookbook Challenge: Pasta and Easy Italian Meat Sauce

> Everyone has their tried and true recipe for pasta Bolognese,  myself included, but it good to branch out and try new versions as well. This easy recipe from Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food is designed to be a quick bolognese that doesn’t take hours to simmer. Mission accomplished. The result was a sauce that was light yet … Continue reading

>Cookbook Challenge: Steak and Onion Sandwiches

> Talk about an easy recipe! Man, one thing I will give this Martha Stewart cookbook is that all of the recipes I have tried so far have been super easy and so quick! 45 minutes or less is my kind of meal. Not that I don’t like the labor of cooking, but every once … Continue reading