Recipes, Ramblings & Photography of a Foodie


Bacon Chive Cream Cheese

Bacon+chives+garlic+cream cheese × two everything bagel halves = Tru Love 4 Eva. Would it be weird if I got that tattooed around my scrawny bicep?  Cream cheese… oh my sweet love.  Soft & creamy in texture, mild in taste; making it a perfect ingredient to combine with additional flavors; melts just slow enough for me to […]

NY Style Everything Bagel

There was a time in my life when I had an Everything Bagel with Flavored Cream Cheese religiously for breakfast.  The flavors of the cream cheese would change from time to time, but I was loyal to my everything variety of bagel. Of course this was in my teenage years, when my metabolism would burn […]

Chicken Roulade (stuffed with Gorgonzola, Bacon & Caramelized Onions) drizzled w/ a Strawberry Balsamic Reduction

Something y’all might not know about me – I like to stuff stuff… food stuff!  I enjoy melding ingredients together – delicately, lovingly, and thoughtfully; then shove place them inside a ‘host’ ingredient, to create one harmonious, culinary, symbiotic relationship. To marry them, hopefully for the better and not the worse (side note: I have […]

Grilled Green Chile Salsa

Grilled Green Chile Salsa.  With grilled poblano, cubanelle and jalapeno peppers mixed with tomatillos, cilantro, garlic and onion, this salsa is smoky, savory and ultimately delicious!   If you know me, or have been reading my blog posts, you know that I like LOVE my food spicy…it’s like I have an insatiable desire for anything and […]

Pulled Pork Tamales

Where do I begin with these little corn husk wrapped packages stuffed with masa harina and pork? I could begin the same way I want to begin every blog post… “Ya’ll these _____ are amazing.  They will make your belly VERY happy. They will make whomever you feed these to automatically start to stalk you […]

Sweet Jalapeno Coleslaw & a Pulled Pork Sandwich

I have been holding out on ya’ll with this post.  I’ve unfairly teased you with photographs on social media networks.  I’ve been a bad girl and promised you the recipe.  BUT, I have a very good reason!!!  I have been waiting on someone very VERY special, near-n-dear to my heart, my other half (he would […]

Blackened Scallop Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

No Spoon Necessary is back in business people!  In celebration of spring and being back up and running, I wanted to lighten things up around here.  I also wanted to cook with one of my favorite proteins.  SCALLOPS! Boy hates scallops.  Do not ask me to explain… I can’t, other than say there is clearly […]

Carolina BBQ Pulled Pork

Pulled Pork, how I love thee… let me count the ways.  You are so soft and tender.  You melt perfectly, requiring no chewing of any sorts.  You simply impart your flavors onto my palate, creating a delicious explosion of tender BBQ flavor on my taste buds.  I can eat you straight from the roasting pan, […]

Manly Man Mac n’ Heart Attack Sandwich

This post is another example of how I transformed the Mac n’ Cheese leftovers.  This sandwich is total ‘Dude Food’… but this chic ate it too! It’s perfect for when you want something big, messy, and satisfies your craving for pub type food. It is also perfect to eat while watching your favorite sports game, […]

Asian Bacon Mac n’ Cheese Wontons

Traditional Asian Wontons with an American Twist!  These soft, yet crispy wontons are filled with bacon and leftover mac n’ cheese.  Perfect for a snack or game day appetizer, these wontons are a unique way to transform those boring leftovers! Leftovers can be mundane and boring.  Often people end up just tossing them into the circular […]