Busy , Busy Little Bee

I've been a busy little bee this week. I'm adjusting to my new schedule and just trying to enjoy my life. I've been pushing it pretty hard here lately, and it's starting to catch up with me. I had eye strain earlier last week and I couldn't go to sleep because I wasn't tired, but I couldn't keep my eyes open because they hurt...there were hard times going on over here!

I haven't been too inspired as of late to create in the kitchen. I've been busy with this and this and this and this (omg, do I even have time to go to the grocery??)

So, I'll leave you not with food porn (oh, but maybe it is and I'm being modest??), but with a little sampling of what I've been banging out this week.


New York cheddar biscuits.

Coffee cake muffins with brown sugar/cardamom streusel and a quick bread that I didn't make

Chocolate chunk cookies

Chocolate chunk cookie dough

Apple galette. The same one that put me in the weeds.

Caramelized onion, tomato, spinach, and havarti frittata

Tomato, zucchini, red pepper, and havarti galette

Mixed berry scones (strawberry, cherry and cranberry)

Triple espresso brownies

Tomato, spinach, red pepper, Parmesan galette

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Nikki Miller-Ka

Nikki Miller-Ka

Ms. Miller-Ka is a classically trained chef with a BA in English from East Carolina University and a Culinary Arts Associate Degree from Le Cordon Bleu-Miami.

Formerly, she’s worked as a researcher, an editorial assistant, reporter and guest blogger for various publications and outlets in the Southeast. She has also worked as a catering chef, a pastry chef, a butcher, a baker, and a biscuit-maker. Presently, she is a food editor, freelance food writer, and a tour guide for Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours.

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  1. There is nothing on this list that I wouldn't rub over my naked body. Except maybe the havarti. And I still haven't amended my position on cardamom. But other than that? Awesome.

  2. THta last savory gallette is definantly food pornorific- your smut peddlar, you!

  3. I imagine after all that baking its hard to come home & cook

  4. How many jobs do you have, now? Just this baking one, I hope?

    I'm totally stealing the savory galette idea. Gotta use up the last of that summer squash!

  5. Triple espresso brownies. Are you kidding? Really. Is your goal to make me cheat on my own brownies? I think you are. And I think you've succeeded.

  6. Kristie: Yeah, I'd do that, too. BUT IN THE COMFORT OF MY OWN HOME. NOT AT WORK.

    Britt: Thaaanks! I submitted it to Photograzing and Tastespotting. We'll see what happens.

    Kat: It is. I fix myself a small lunch. it's been biscuits and chili, frozen from a few weeks ago, mostly every day. I added chicken to it yesterday lol. And then take a nap.

    Heather: Naw, dude. I've got two. And then the once/twice-a-month cooking classes. I gotta make the money. It's just ME now...

    Kendra: Yes, ma'am. It is. Have I succeeded??? ;)

  7. That's some hell of a picture - geez, all those look absolutely great! Like for real!

    Um, Havarti is my fave.


  8. New York cheddar biscuits, Chocolate chunk cookies, Chocolate chunk cookie dough, Triple espresso brownies!!!

    OKAY, I'LL TALK, I'LL TALK!!! GIMME!!! I'm gettin misty.

  9. Oh gosh have you been busy. i love all the savory items particularly the galette.

  10. Well you def have an excuse... actually a bunch of excuses for being busy. One look at those scones though, and it sums it all up. Totally, sincerely Boss-matic :)

  11. D: Thanks, man. I love dill havarti. And horseradish havarti. It's all creamy and flavorful...mmm.

    Complaint mgr: You have secrets you wish to share? Upon request, I might give up a recipe or two.

    Maybelle's mom: Yes, I have and I still don't feel like I'm spread too thin. I'm slathered on quite thickly.

    Adam: I like being busy. It keeps me out of trouble! :)

  12. Wow! You've been busy... and all those pictures are making me hungry - and, I just ate lunch!

  13. You'd think I'd go for the desserts. But I love your galette. It has all the ingredients I like. I'll have to make this one. Thanks Nikki. Great post.

  14. Are you f-ing s-ing me? Oh. Awesome.
    Nik rocks.

  15. Oh wow! Come on! Everything looks so good!
    I'm hungry for biscuits. Maybe with some preserves.

  16. Gawd, y'know, you click a link expecting to see a quick recipe - and get presented with so much droolworthy food your keyboard needed an umbrella!!

    Couldn't even tell you where I'd start on all this!

  17. Wow Nik, that Tomato, spinach, red pepper, Parmesan galette looks fantastic! It all does really. Hope you get some much deserved rest!

  18. OMG! Tell me the truth, did you bake all that over the last YEAR and just post it now?!!! Those triple espresso brownies are incredible looking and the tomato galette is awe-inspiring.

  19. PS I added the brownie picture as my desktop background, but it was TOO MUCH to bear, so I had to change it.

  20. patsy: I've been coming over here and sneaking looks at my own pics, too.

    teresa: I want to make a galette every day. It's my new favorite food, I think. Just chop and drop!

    cc: So is that a nomination to change the name of my blog? 'Cause I'm down.

    emiline: We've got orange marmalade and strawberry, too. I'd gladly fix you up a biscuit!

    kittie: LOL an umbrella? Well, I 'clare I'm flattered!

    jenn: I think I'll sleep well tonight. No bakery tomorrow.

    sue: Oh no, I baked all of this Monday morning. Well, Monday/Tuesday morning lol. And that really makes me feel good that you say it's all awe inspiring. I feel inspired to go in the kitchen and make something now.

  21. Um...I'll take one of each please!!! Holy cow! Look at those brownies...and that last galette, damn, I'm hungry.

  22. all you?
    one week?


    i'd kill for one of those cookies

  23. Everything looks fantastic, the brownies really caught my eye. Extra thick and dense and chocolatey. Can you tell I'm having chocolate craving? I'd like one or ten of those!!

  24. every one of those goodies is fantastic! Love the way you do savory gallettes and those scones are to die for. All very yummy. Hope your eyes get a rest over the weekend.

  25. Oh my you have been busy!It all looks scrumptious. I bet sales are up!

  26. I feel inadequate. And hungry. Wow.

  27. Everthing looks good, but those dishes featuring havarti have me drooling!!! It's one of my favorite cheeses.

    My Yummy Life


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