Friday, June 3

Greetings Earthlings

I think I jumped into this blog thing a bit prematurely. No introductions? No "hi nice to meet you"? Nah, I just started with a BAM! EAT MY FOOD!

So let's do this the right way...

Hi, my name is Holly.

I love to cook.

I have been reading too many a lot of food blogs recently. I have such a profound appreciation for these ladies (and gents) and all the amazing work they put into their blogs. I am by no means a writer, a chef, or a photographer. But I enjoy doing all of the above, so I figure this will be a nice little outlet for me to work on my skills, and let you laugh at me watch me take this little journey.

About me:

  • I'm a nurse.
  • I work nightshift (and therefore do most of my cooking/baking/eating at night).
  • This does not make for the best food photography, but I'll do my best.
  • I'm a newlywed.
  • I'm completely and utterly in love with my best friend and am thrilled that we get to spend our lives together.  *cough*sappy*cough*
  • My husband and I bought our first house a year ago...and we're still attempting to put our personal touches on it. 
  • I'm an only child. 
  • No, I wasn't one of those spoiled kids. But I would consider my folks to be 2 of my best friends, so I guess that makes me a little spoiled. I know not everyone is that blessed. 
  • I have recently begun running, but we'll save that for another entry. 

Now I know that most blogs have a "theme." Be it baking, healthy living, vegan, gluten free, running, whatever. Well I guess I'm going to be one of those "whatever" blogs. I try to live a healthy life, but lets face it, I cheat. A lot. I try to exercise. Sometimes I, um, forget? I don't follow any specific diets. I bake, I cook. I like a little bit of everything in my life! So please enjoy my whatever-blog! I hope it isn't too haphazard for your liking. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 10

Grown Up Grilled Cheese

I know, grilled cheese is one of those staple foods you learn how to make as a kid, perfect in college, and fall back on as an adult. I recently went to Landmark bar & grille near my home and had the best grilled cheese I've ever eaten, and this is my DIY attempt at it. I still need to perfect it, but I think I'm heading in the right direction. 


2 thick (about 1/2") slices of french/artisan bread
1 tablespoon butter/margarine
1 slice sharp cheddar cheese
1 slice monterey jack cheese
1 slice gruyere cheese

  1. Slice the bread as thick as you like, mine was about 3/4 inch thick.  It's best slightly thinner to allow the cheese to melt properly. 
  2. Butter one side of each slice of bread.
  3. Place one slice of bread, butter side down, on a griddle or frying pan on medium-low heat (I used my handy dandy George Foreman griddle @300F). Layer the different cheeses and top with the other slice of bread, butter side up.
  4. Cook about 5 minutes on each side, or until the cheese looks nice and melty. I ended up covering mine (with a pot because I don't have a tall enough lid) since the bread was a bit too thick. 

Remove from heat, and enjoy!

The gruyere I bought had a smoky flavor and really added a lot to the sandwich. And I'm not going to lie, that was the most I've ever spent on cheese! I definitely won't be making a habit of using all this "fancy cheese", but I figure it's okay to splurge (with permission of the hubby) in the name of a culinary experiment!

I've recently discovered and decided I'm in love with food blogs! I've been dying to start my own, so here it is. A bit of a lame start, but I promise I'll try some more complicated recipes later on.

Until next time...