Posts tagged ‘basil’

September 27th, 2012

Lemon Basil Drop Biscuits

by Lauren


I’ve mentioned this before but here it goes again, I don’t fancy myself a baker.

I really, really, don’t fancy myself a baker when I’m attempting to make Lemon Basil Drop Biscuits in Chris’s itty bitty kitchen with an even itty bittier oven.

The guy practically requires customized cookie sheets or at least a mini pizza pan in order to bake.

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This is my excuse for simplifying biscuits by using Trader Joe’s Buttermilk Pancake and All-Purpose Baking Mix.

I don’t …

September 13th, 2012

Mini Caprese Frittatas

by Chrissy

As we’ve discussed, everything is better in mini form.

Except portions of gourmet mac n cheese. Always take the big dish of that stuff. It’s not everyday that you will come across a heaping portion of creamy, cheesy, black truffle-y, mac n cheese. We discovered the best black truffle mac n cheese tonight while tasting a preview SD Restaurant Week menu at Mister A’s and it was literally a piece of heaven.

So back to the little things. We’ve …

July 26th, 2012

Blackberry & Brie Burgers

by Chrissy

Blackberry & Brie Burger… say whaaa?

Let me paint you a quick picture…A few spoonfuls of fresh blackberry & basil mash, atop a creamy brie smothered burger, with a peppery crunch of arugula and a tangy hint of whole grain mustard. Yep, it’s for real.

Indulge immediately, it won’t stay on your plate long.

This is such an easy burger to prepare, and it will surely appeal to your fancier palate.

Not really, but I’d like to think it’s a … Read more...

July 16th, 2012

Watermelon Basil Agua Fresca

by Lauren


I took some “me” time this weekend. For once, I had nothing on the calendar and took full advantage of it.

I woke up at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday! What kind of 24 year old does that? I must say, it led to very productive day and I might try it more often.


I kicked it off by walking down to the beach for some much needed yoga. When I got home I threw in a load of laundry and … Read more...

July 12th, 2012

LYK Relaxation Station: Peach Basil Margarita

by Chrissy

Last weekend, we had a LOAD of ripe, juicy peaches and it was far too hot to make my absolute favorite thing to do with ripe, juicy peaches: either cobbler or crisp.

I would easily trade in any meal for this kind of dessert. You know, like out on the playground with your sack lunch, playing tradesies with your pals. Too bad, none of them would have a fresh hot peach cobbler in a brown paper bag…one day, … Read more...