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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Mini-deep dish pizzas

April 18, 2011

Mini-deep dish pizzas | Photo by BNF

These mini-pizzas are really more of an appetizer.

But I decided to turn them into a dinner. … Because I’m a rule-breaker.

(Who am I kidding? I follow all of the rules. … Always.) Read the rest of this entry »

Crab stuffed mushrooms

March 27, 2011

Crab stuffed mushrooms | Photo by Brave New Food

I was prepping to make dinner the other night for our “North Carolina friends” (and a super cool couple they introduced us to).

I had my grocery list all ready to go. On the menu: eggplant parmesan, caesar salad and garlic bread.

Alas, when I got to Publix, I saw all kinds of produce, but no eggplants. Confused, I asked the produce manager, and he informed me of an eggplant shortage due to the Florida cold snap.

(Um. It was cold in Florida? … He must mean that week when I dug my sweaters out of storage.) Read the rest of this entry »

Goat cheese baked in tomato sauce

March 6, 2011


Goat cheese baked in marinara | Photo by Brave New Food

Okay, so technically, this is a Spanish tapa (appetizer), not an authentically¬†Italian dish. But there’s a lot of cheese and marinara, so it’s … in the same food family. They’re like saucy cousins. Or something less creepy-sounding. Read the rest of this entry »

Tomato bruschetta

February 5, 2011


Tomato bruschetta | Photo by Brave New Food

Like cold drink on a warm day, tomato bruschetta is both light and refreshing. There are a variety of different ways to make this delicious and easy appetizer, though most American versions involve some sort of combination of tomato, olive oil, and toasted bread.

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