Ode to an Eggplant

  A few weeks ago as I was reading a local magazine in a coffee shop, I found “An ode to okra” (I live in the South) and found the idea pretty strange. Why in God’s name would anyone want to write an ode to a vegetable?! And why would anyone choose okra?! (I really…

Raspberry Cake

  I made this cake a week or so ago but I couldn’t get myself to post the whole thing here. Since the cake was really good and it looks fancy in pictures I will try to gather all my patience ย and be a good girl and write everything down.     Don’t get scared…

Creamy Shrimp Risotto with Mushrooms

    Just for the record, I had a salad today! ๐Ÿ˜€ But this risotto was the perfect meal for the kind of weather we’ve experienced today (ice-cold rain). Plus, Saint Nicholas left Three Saints in someone’s shoes! Yeah, I know, shrimp should be paired with white wine but I really enjoy my “reds”!  …

Butternut and Acorn Squash Cream Soup

    Now this is more like an autumn recipe… I used to hate any food that had squash or pumpkin in it, now I’m starting to love it. I’m probably just growing older and wiser… as a foodie. ๐Ÿ™‚   You need:   1/2 butternut squash 1/2 acorn squash 1 yellow onion 7 small…