• Dinner,  Recipe

    Nerdy Pizza Sauce

    This pizza sauce has been honed over many hundreds of family pizza nights! It’s always a hit and when company comes they almost always request this recipe. I hope you enjoy!! 1 can tomato sauce 1 can tomato paste 6 oz warm water 4 tsp garlic, minced 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 2 tbsp honey 2 tsp onion powder 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp basil 1 tsp oregano 1 tsp marjoram 1 tsp black pepper 1 tsp salt 1/4 tsp cayenne Combine all ingredients and use as desired. I also recommend my pizza crust.

  • Dinner,  Recipe,  Vegetarian

    Mushroom & Leek Risotto

    Creamy and flavorful, risotto is a special dish. It takes a little time and a lot of TLC, so I like to make double to guarantee leftovers! Nerdy Tips Don’t be intimidated!! If you have the time, you can make this!! Patience is the most important part of a good risotto. Use vegetable stock to make this an easy and creamy vegetarian dish. Make sure your stock is warm, not boiling. If you don’t want to use wine make sure to replace with an acid like lemon juice. I make a double batch for twice the reward (dinner AND leftovers) with the same amount of effort. To reheat those leftovers,…

  • Dinner,  Gluten Free,  Healthy,  Recipe

    Grilled Chicken Tacos

    Nerdy Tips The secret to juicy grilled chicken? marinate, marinate, marinate and baste with the leftover marinade while grilling. Pounding out the chicken breasts before marinating will even out the meat so that the thinner part isn’t overcooked before the thicker part is done. If you opt for bone in, the chicken will take longer to grill. If you are using leftovers of the grilled chicken to make tacos, reheat the chicken by steaming to keep it moist. You can do this by putting sliced chicken in a pan with a splash of water (or even better, chicken stock) over medium heat while covered for 3-4 minutes.

  • Book Review

    My Lovely Wife

    by Samantha Downing narrated by David Pittuset in Central Florida, present day Book Review 4/5 Romance + Thriller = My Lovely Wife. Uneasiness crept across me from the first chapter. Going into this book blindly, I found it completely intriguing with a twist at the beginning- a “wait, what?” moment. I think Downing did a great job delving into the mind of our unnamed family man, although at times I found it hard to reconcile these loving parents with the storyline. Also, I wanted more from Millicent’s POV. Even though it felt like the book was lacking half the story the ending tied up all loose ends. Overall, Downing does…