Love of Grub Original: Cucumber Sandwiches

As an afterthought to the panini feast I had planned for Mother’s Day Brunch, I threw together a few cold sandwiches. I did this mostly as a hasty bargain for time so I could get away from the panini press … Continue reading

Lemon Cupcakes with Whipped Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

I may as well change the name of this blog to Love of Annie’s Grub. While I love trying recipes from a variety of sites and even occasionally coming up with something original, Annie’s Eats has been my go-to food blog more … Continue reading

“Always remember: If you’re alone in the kitchen and you drop the lamb, you can always just pick it up. Who’s going to know?” – Julia Child

Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles

Annie has done it again! I was so pleased with the outcome of the last batch of truffles I made that when she posted this recipe for these sweet, salty, crispy, creamy balls of delish, I felt up to the challenge of making my … Continue reading

“Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don’t deserve to eat garlic.”

– Anthony Bourdain, Kitchen Confidential (2000)

Fudgy Bourbon Balls for a Kentucky Derby Party

I realize the Kentucky Derby has come and gone, but I see no reason to limit these tasty, boozy morsels to a single event! I brought these for dessert since my plans to make a warm & fuzzy peach cobbler … Continue reading

Pear & Pecan Barley Salad

I am a big proponent of improvising. Without it, I have a feeling we would spend more time and money than we really want to on things that aren’t really necessary. For instance, maybe someday you stumble upon a recipe for Peach & … Continue reading

Massaged Kale Caesar Salad

I made Annie’s Massaged Kale Caesar Salad for dinner last night and it was deeee-licious! It was my first time making Caesar dressing and my first time giving a therapeutic massage to a vegetable. Turns out – super fun!

Parmesan Crusted Edamame

Late Friday night, when dinner was a faded memory, I found myself two and a half gin & tonics deep, watching It’s Complicated on the couch. Watching It’s Complicated (which I suppose I have done more times than I realize most of … Continue reading

Saffron Risotto with Butternut Squash

That crazy Barefoot Contessa has done it again! Ina Garten has never led me astray before and she certainly maintained her delicious reputation when I made her risotto last night. Before I copy and paste her recipe, here’s what I … Continue reading