Cream cheese frosted maple cupcakes with bacon topping foodie recipe

‘Tis the season to bake or so that is what I am told but the big problem is that I really don’t enjoy baking.  I may have tried out for Masterchef but I’m no Masterbaker!  (I think that is a late night show on Cinemax.) I know my issue with baking is that you can’t really get a feel of how the finished product is going to taste until it is completely cooked.  (You can taste but it is like reading the last page of a novel before you officially start a book.  It may be interesting but it just isn’t right.)  I LOVE toRead More →

For whatever reason, I’ve had a really hard time focusing my thoughts today.  Actually, to say I’ve had thoughts is an exaggeration; my mind has been blank.  I just feel so dull. Dull, you say?  Yep, like I have no personality.  Whoops, there I go again, living the life of a Brady Bunch character.  (Cue Intro Music) In this case, I’m Peter Brady from Season 3.  (The fact that I know it is from Season 3 is not pathetic, is it?) One of the top Brady lines ever came from the episode called “Personality Kid.”  Peter is called “dull” at a party and at his father’sRead More →

August is almost here and that means one thing to a lot of people….vacation.  Fortunately for me, a lot of my friends consider coming to my house a vacation!  (If you ever have seen my house, you would realize William Shatner couldn’t get them a great deal anywhere better so they had to come here.) Our guests this weekend were college friends of my husbands.  Our friend, Michelle, made a comment to me about my love of bacon.  I was shocked that I didn’t hide my love affair.  Was it the 3 Little Piggy Burger I made for dinner?  Or was it the extra baconRead More →

Once upon a time, there were three little chefs who were ready to test their cooking skills in their own restaurant.  Before they went out on their venture, their mother said “Whatever you do, make the most unique burger so everyone keeps coming back because that is the only way you will survive in this economy.” The first little chef bought a pre-made pub burger that the store sold because that was the easiest way to serve the customers. The second little chef bought ground turkey because he thought people would eat more if they thought the meat was healthier. The third little chef decidedRead More →

Like most people, I cooked and served a wonderful meal for my husband and me this holiday weekend.  The guest star on our plate was an agave-basted ham. My ham was a little too big for two people so now I have an abundance of leftover meat.    I started hearing a voice in my head similar to Bubba from Forrest Gump giving me ideas for my leftovers “You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, sauté it.’  Ham-kabobs, ham Creole, ham gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple ham, pepper ham, ham soup, ham stew, ham salad, ham and potatoes, hamburger, hamRead More →