Savory Spinach Salad with Bacon, Dates, Blue Cheese, Nuts and a Chocolate-Ginger Vinaigrette | A Creative Cooking Crew Challenge

Nova_7230January 13, 2016spinach saladWhen chocolate was announced as this month’s theme, I thought “not for me“. I’m a savory gal. But I hated to miss out on the challenge and the opportunity to shake up the pages of FOODalogue which have lain dormant for a month.

So, I played a game of “what if?” employing my usual methodology … whatever was on-hand. Read More

Stuffed Pumpkin Pizza Roll with Bacon and Lots of Other Good Stuff | A Creative Cooking Crew Challenge

Nova_6665December 11, 2015stuffed pumpkin pizzaAfter another 2 month hiatus, the Creative Cooking Crew came back with a new challenge: honey.

Lucky me, I had just picked up a jar of Acacia Honey with Black Summer Truffles at Trader Joe’s and was dying to try it.  Read More

Savory Corn Waffles with Green Eggs + Ham and a Cheese Sauce | A Creative Cooking Crew Breakfast Challenge

Nova_5041September 07, 2015corn waffles

Every component of this recipe sings on its own but, together, it’s a concert!

After a long summer hiatus, the Creative Cooking Crew is back — and when “breakfast” was announced as this month’s challenge, I knew I’d take it some place savory.  Read More