Simple Sandwich Spreads: Pimento Cheese and Olive Cream Cheese
A few times a year I get an intense craving for pimento cheese. Not lame pimento cheese: it has to be fresh, spicy, homemade pimento cheese. And not served in just any way: it has to be piled onto a slice of plain white bread, folded over and served with a Coke.
Over-the-Top Loaded Potato Nachos
Thanks to Tasteful Selections for sponsoring this recipe! Through January, profits from their Ruby Sensation and Honey Gold potatoes support the non-profit Katie’s Krops, which empowers youth across the country to end hunger in their communities one vegetable garden at a time.
When I'm comfortable with people, I'm chatty and silly and loud. But I'm rarely comfortable with people. I'm naturally introverted with a dose of social anxiety on top of that. The older I get, the shyer I become. This might be hard to imagine since I'm so very vocal here, but in person, I'm quiet, aloof, and awkward until I really get to know someone. And the thing is, it's hard to ever get to know someone if you're like that.
On a recent trip with other food bloggers, I was having my typical experience. I was hanging out on the fringe of the group. Other bloggers connected as naturally as breathing. They intuitively knew when it was time to go eat so they'd all be together. They seemed to instantly have everything in common. I exhausted my small talk early and then tried to look busy on my phone. I tried to disappear, and they assisted by mostly forgetting I was there. No fault of theirs; after all, I was the one detaching. It's a bad habit.
Taco Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
School starts tomorrow. Pls send help. And earplugs. And Pringles. And easy weeknight meals.
Okay, okay, I'll provide the easy weeknight meals. I promise more stories soon, when I recover from the whirlwind that is this week. In the meantime, please accept this recipe for amazing, low-carb, excruciatingly easy Taco Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms.
And don't forget to send the earplugs!