Archive for the ‘Recipes’ Category
Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
Being a food blogger means that I rarely get to make the same dish twice, even if it’s a dish that I really love. (Because a dish made and not photographed for the blog is a wasted dish. Sigh. That is, in fact, the twisted reality of a food blogger, lol.) But those rare “wasted” meals when I get to sneak in a favorite recipe a second – or third – time are pure bliss. (more…)
Monday, March 17th, 2014
Like I mentioned here, I’m kind-of particular about my cake. (As Mike likes to tell me, I’m kind-of particular about a lot of food-related stuff, but that remains to be proven and is an entirely different discussion for another day.)
Anyway. I don’t think there is anything more disappointing than seeing an absolutely stunning cake and then sinking your teeth into what you think will be pure bliss, and realizing that it tastes like rubbery-textured cardboard.
Such a bummer. (more…)
Friday, March 14th, 2014
This dish is basically a grown-up version of Tuna Helper. (Despite my mom being the anti-processed food extremist that she was, which I now thank her for, even I tried Tuna Helper as a kid.) (more…)
Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
If someone told you, Quick, name three Irish desserts!, my guess is that you’d name something with Guinness or Bailey’s Irish Cream.
Or something green, because Irish or not, any green treats are fair game for St. Paddy’s Day.
Friends, I have a new dessert idea. (more…)
Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
I think I’ve probably mentioned before that although I try with all my might not to be an impulse shopper, I’m a huge sucker for cutsie foods. (more…)
Monday, March 3rd, 2014
When I was developing this recipe, I almost didn’t expect to like these scones. (more…)
Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
Ladies, for those of you who cook for picky kids or hubbies, you will appreciate this. (more…)
Friday, February 21st, 2014
A while ago, a reader requested recipes that freeze and reheat well. Things like casseroles or stews that make good gifts for neighbors or new moms, or are perfect for keeping stocked in your own freezer for busy nights. (more…)
Thursday, February 20th, 2014
I remember the first time I saw a Monte Cristo on a menu. I was feeling completely grown-up and oh-so-worldly eating at a fancy café downtown with a friend. Where we had driven our 16-year-old selves.
Anyway, the name of the dish caught my eye and as I read through the description I was curious…and captivated.
Always a fan of the savory/salty/sweet combo, I ordered it. (more…)
Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
I’m nothing approaching a homesteader (heck, I’m really not even a camper!), but I like a DIY cooking project as much as the next girl. This is why it seriously surprised me that it never even dawned on me to make homemade enchilada sauce until recently.
Not long ago, enchiladas were requested for dinner and as my pantry was bereft of canned sauce, I knew I either had to head to the grocery store for just a single item (which I was not about to do…this is one of my pet peeves!) or get creative. (more…)