Fruit pizza

May 28, 2011

Fruit pizza | Photo by BNF

In honor of Memorial Day (even though I don’t get Monday off because I teach Tues-Thurs – doh!), I thought I’d include one of my favorite summer desserts: fruit pizza.

You really can’t go wrong with a combination of fruit, cream cheese and sugar cookie.

Fruit pizza is sweet … without being too sweet. Read the rest of this entry »


My ‘garden’

May 24, 2011

My very first ripe tomato

When I was growing up (in the mountains of NC), my mom and step-dad had (and still have) a decent sized garden.

And, naturally, as one of their 6 children, it was my colonial-style duty to help dig, plant, hoe, weed, pick and can.

My sister Dee and I used to wear bikinis and sneakers hoping to at least get a tan out of the deal. (My parents were usually pretty late planters, so there was plenty of sun. Nothing like Florida, but still.)

Once, I managed to plant about three rows of onions upside-down before anyone noticed.

My mom thought it was hilarious. She laughed and laughed. I, on the other hand, the person who had to go back and dig up and re-plant said onions was not laughing. Read the rest of this entry »


Restaurant style chicken nachos

May 15, 2011

Since I don’t live in Chapel Hill (N.C.) anymore, I can no longer go to my ultimate favorite place for chicken nachos: Carrburritos in Carrboro, N.C.

They have these *amazing* flour chips that are just unbelievably tasty.

And I am super depressed to admit that since moving to Florida, I haven’t been there since 2009 – eep!

My happiness sometimes translates to gooberness.

Me and my friend/awesome pen pal Laura @ Carrburritos

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Quiche supreme

May 6, 2011

Quiche supreme | Photo by BNF

For those of you who might be scared to try baking a quiche: get over it.

As quickly as possible.

Is it breakfast? Is it dinner? Is it cheesy? Is it a pie? Is it delicious?… YES.  Read the rest of this entry »


Blog overhaul

May 4, 2011

Dear all five of you faithful readers,

After much consideration, I have decided to branch out this blog into a broader niche. Many of my favorite blogs, like The Novice Chef and Can You Stay for Dinner?, conquer new and exciting recipes one at a time without an umbrella category. And I always thought that I might broaden the blog eventually – that’s partially why I chose the name “Brave New Food.” Read the rest of this entry »


Mushroom, ham and cream sauce

May 3, 2011

Mushroom, ham, and cream sauce | Photo by BNF

In an effort to get rid of leftover Easter ham last week, I ended up stumbling across this recipe for “mushroom, ham and cream sauce.”

Speaking of Easter leftovers, I ended up making a total of 24 deviled eggs and 6 eggs worth of egg salad (which I forgot I hate).

Anyone else remember the picnic scene (@ 1.45 min. in) from “Big Top Pee Wee” with the egg salad? Read the rest of this entry »


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