Food Memories – Panini For Lunch

Soup and a Sandwich

Tracy of Amuse Bouche for Two usually makes me long for things like tomatoes and mozzarella.  Or pasta in a mushroom and cream sauce.  Or just pasta.  But she has been holding on to a food memory that I think we all have buried somewhere in our collective unconsciousness. Because I know that I have a tuna melt food memory and I’m betting that you just might too.  Here’s Tracy’s: Continue reading “Food Memories – Panini For Lunch”

Easy Peasy


Tracy at Amuse Bouche for Two introduced The Mistah and I to these Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies. I think you ought to make their acquaintance as well.   The Mistah said, “I’ve had peanut butter cookies before and these are GOOD.  Rich, but not too rich.  That’s it.  I’m a man of few words.”  Yeah, especially when he’s got a cookie in his mouth.  Thirty minutes, a short list of ingredients, and you’ll understand what all the fuss is about.

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Adapted from Bon Appetit

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Heat oven to 350 degrees and line two sheet pans with parchment.

Place all ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment.  Mix on low speed until completely combined.

Using a small ice cream scoop, place six, 1 tablespoon portions of dough, spaced approximately 2 inches apart, on a prepared pan.  Use a fork to press each portion of dough down into a round.

Bake for approximately 12 minutes until the cookies puff slightly, the bottom and edges are set but the center is still soft to the touch.  Cool on the pan for 5 minutes then transfer to a rack to cool completely.

{printable recipe}

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And The Award Goes To…


When I listed seven things about myself in my Kreativ Blogger post, I omitted a very important fact…I always follow directions, unless I don’t want to.  Then I make up my own rules.  Pretty convenient, huh?  I mean, when it comes to important stuff like traffic laws, anything having to do with electricity, or the ratio of vodka to tonic in my drink, I’m a completely by the book kind of girl.  But where I think I can get away with it, I’m a little more free with my interpretation of the guidelines. I got to thinking about this when I had to give the KB award to seven other bloggers.  Why seven?  Why not as many as I want to recognize? Continue reading “And The Award Goes To…”

It’s A Major Award


Anyone who has ever been a roommate of mine can attest to the fact that I have an unnatural, almost freakish compulsion to watch A Christmas Story (ACS) anytime it is on television.  The Mistah learned this the hard way one Christmas Eve as I sat glued to TNT during their 24 hour ACS marathon.  That man, he puts up with a lot without so much as a complaint.  He just went down to the basement where he had days worth of European Soccer games waiting for him on Tivo.  Nothing says Happy Holidays like quality time spent in front of the tele. Continue reading “It’s A Major Award”