What a crazy year it’s been so far (now June of 2020). It’s one of those times that I, as a food blogger, feel so inadequate. After all, here I am writing about Sweet & Spicy Cajun Spare Ribs as Covid ravages the world, murder is meted out as justice and the nation burns. In the end, I can only do what I can do, and for me, that’s questioning and learning, listening with an open mind, and even more with an open heart. And I can accept that change isn’t easy. If it were, it would have happened already. And I can hope that we as individuals and as a nation don’t miss this opportunity, as difficult as it is, to grow, to change, to be better.
When (and if) Spring comes, I can hardly get my mind off of Asparagus. And this Spring, I can hardly get my mind off this Shaved Asparagus Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette. It’s simple and elegant, fresh and bright and just a beautiful and somewhat unexpected salad.
I always make my salad dressings. Oh, I may have an “emergency” bottle in the fridge but I just pretty much ignore it.
There’s something about a Smashburger. They have this crusty, griddled outside and they’re tender & juicy, inside. If you love Smashburger, you’re going to love these Copycat Smashburgers Home Style. Copycat Smashburgers are so easy and quick to make at home, you’re gonna want them all the time. There’s just a few tricks, but I gotcha covered!
When I first posted this recipe for Melissa d’Arabian’s Mustard Vinaigrette back in 2012, the world of food was quite a bit different than it is now, in 2019. Back then there were bloggers (including me), there was the internet and of course, there were food shows, like $10 Dinners, which I watched with interest. There was nothing like the explosion of knowledge we have at our fingertips, today.