wa
To rise for
Breakfasts
Chow Down On These
Appetizers
Totes Delish
Dinners
Smooth & Refreshing
Libations
Get Baked On
Muffins+Breads
Cream Of The Crop
Cookies+Cakes
Can't Get Enough
Brownies+Bars
Brrrrrr
Frozen Treats
Oh My
Other Sweets!
Sweet E's
Favorites
Worth Eating Out At
Restaurants
foodie
a food blog by erin
more about me contact me
Erin
wafoodie on foodgawker
wafoodie on tastespotting
Follow on Bloglovin

Get recipes in your inbox!

wafoodie

Mussels in Cider

Mussels in Cider

It’s been an incredibly long time since we’ve posted something. There just don’t seem to be enough hours in the day for work/school, creating and cooking new and interesting meals, writing about them, and sleeping. Trader Joe’s frozen meals and easy repeat meals have become a staple on our weekly menu. But we did make…

read more

Everything Bagel Cheeseball

Everything Bagel Cheeseball

Making a homemade cheeseball is a fun and surprisingly easy appetizer. I can definitely see making this again for parties because it’s simple to prepare in advance. I liked the idea of rolling a cheeseball in all of the fun stuff you’d find on top of an everything bagel. Inside of all that good stuff is…

read more

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

When I visited my parents in Indiana before Christmas, I helped my mom bake a bunch of cookies to put into holiday gift baskets for their neighbors. I chose these cookies because they are super simple (I’ve made them before), they remind me of brownies, and covered in powdered sugar before baking, they look like…

read more

Sausage and Pepper Tortellini Soup

Sausage and Pepper Tortellini Soup

I bought a family-sized package of cheese tortellini when we made this spinach and artichoke tortellini soup and only used half off it. While the spinach and artichoke version was light and refreshing, this meaty, tomato and pepper version was much heartier and fall/winter appropriate. Originally I envisioned large chunks of sausage or chorizo, but…

read more

Best of Wafoodie 2014

Best of Wafoodie 2014

Another year has come and gone, and we look back over the Best of Wafoodie 2014. Top 10 Savory Dishes Spaghetti Alla Carbonara Pretzel Brats Monte Cristos BLTA Pasta Chicken Burgers with Brie, Balsamic Strawberries, Bacon, and Basil Pistachio Champagne Risotto with Crispy Shallots Spinach and Leek Croque Madames White Bean Parmesan Stew Browned Butter…

read more

Homemade Pasta + Tomato Sauce with Parmesan Rind

Homemade Pasta + Tomato Sauce with Parmesan Rind

Boy was this a delicious meal. We stopped by our local cheese shop, and on a whim bought some fresh burrata. When we tried to decide what we would actually eat the burrata with, all we could settle on was some kind of awesome pasta. I set my sights on making a damn good tomato sauce…

read more

Funfetti Cookie Cake

Funfetti Cookie Cake

I made this cake to celebrate my own birthday the night before. I spent my actual birthday giving my 251 research talk in front of my area’s department, which is sort of like our version of a master’s thesis defense. And it was the last day of the quarter for the year. Needless to say I was…

read more

Pear, Walnut & Blue Cheese Puff Pastry Pizza

Pear, Walnut & Blue Cheese Puff Pastry Pizza

Puff pastry pizzas make a fabulous dinner or party appetizer, and it’s very low maintenance to make. The puff pastry makes such a flaky and buttery crust. Although you could do a variety of toppings (I think a caprese version with cherry tomatoes and basil would be perfect in the summer), this particular variety is perfect…

read more

Smoked Duck Hash

Smoked Duck Hash

“Cooking the ducks” by making some duck themed meal became a thing for us last hockey season when the Kings played the Ducks in the playoffs. Now any time we watch the Kings play the Ducks, we have to have a meal featuring duck in some way shape or form. When the Kings and the…

read more

Browned Butter Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Browned Butter Roasted Brussels Sprouts

We made these delicious brussels sprouts for Thanksgiving dinner, but they were so simple that we’ll probably make them again for Christmas or even just a regular dinner. Who would have thought that we’d be excited to eat brussels sprouts, but they seem to be a trendy menu item at a lot of restaurants (the…

read more