Steak Pizzaiole

I was the kid who had a dinner bell.  There, glad I could get that off my chest.  Dinner bells do not just appear, no, they are procured out of a need.  Growing up I, along with my neighborhood friends, would stay out until all hours playing.  It didn’t matter what we played, just that…

Chocolate Stout Peanut Butter Cups

When I came across this recipe a few years ago I was intrigued.  The thought of making my own peanut butter cups was an interesting, yet slightly dangerous one. I’ve learned that with peanut butter cups comes great power, so consider this a last minute Valentine’s gift from me to you. This food blogger, The…

Pasta Beans (Pasta Fagioli)

I have started and restarted this post about 10 times in the last 5 days.  For some reason I haven’t been able to find the words to match this dish.  Finally, as I tried again this morning, I decided that I wasn’t going to worry about finding the right words, because many times, there are…

Game Day Pretzel Board

I never was one for sports. Sure, in college, I got excited about the big game, tailgated with the best of them, and learned all the appropriate cheers, but when it really came down to it, I was only there for the food (and sometimes drink).  So, when my very dear, and very pregnant best…

A Craving for Ceviche

My in-laws were in town a few weekends ago, and I’m incredibly fortunate that they adore food the same way Vic and I do.   In fact, it was a weekend filled with eating, talking, and more eating.  Basically, my type of weekend.  Over the course of the the few days,  my mother in law…

A Chocolate Chip Cookie

I feel that it would only be right to start with a chocolate chip cookie.  You can tell a lot about a person from the type of cookie they choose to bake.  In keeping with this theme, this cookie is more than just a cookie; it has a story to tell.  Growing up, the day…

On beginnings

While this may be my first post, officially, as The HoneyBatter, this is certainly not my very first post in the blogging world.  I’ve stopped and started blogs for the past 6 years. When I finally found a full time teaching gig, I knew I would have to give up the blog.  Some people can…