One of the prompt's for this week's Writer's Workshop (hosted by the always brilliant Mama Kat) jumped out at me as being of critical importance. It's timely and perhaps controversial but now more than ever we have to talk about... candy. I know - it's bold of me to even go there and act like … Continue reading Let’s Talk About: Candy
It seems like every time I turn around there is a new gadget coming out that is supposed to make my life easier. My husband and I have been married for 10 years now so we've had 10 years to accumulate hype gadgets that our kitchen apparently can't live without. Some prove to be lifelong … Continue reading 4 Kitchen Life Savers.
Saturday was Dan's birthday. He's like an old man now and stuff. Or thirty. One of those. We celebrated by me trying not to drag him all over town running errands and by baking my first from scratch chocolate cake. Not one to mess around, I decided to make Valerie's French Chocolate Cake that Smitten … Continue reading Adventures in Baking: Why my pants are too tight.
We've been storing our spices in a couple of cardboard boxes pretty much since the day we moved into our first apartment all those years ago. It started with one box and as our cooking skills grew we added another box - one for baking and one for cooking basically. But the boxes were impossible … Continue reading DIY: Making homemade labels for our spice jars.
Four years ago I was participating in Project 365 where you are challenged to take at least one photo every day for a year. I did this for two or three years - it was hard and fantastic and frustrating and inspiring. I think it improved my photography immensely (which is not to say that I'm an … Continue reading Eat it For Breakfast Cake: with fresh strawberries, raspberries and blueberries.
Last week Anne @ Modern Mrs. Darcy blogged about some of the meals her family eats regularly for dinner. I'll admit, her family's regular meals may have made me weep a bit with envy: Sesame chicken, cauliflower, salsa verde beef, fritattas and paleo pizzas. That is her world and yeah I'm mildly jealous. I've got a … Continue reading What’s for dinner?
Some days it seems like I've pretty much got this cooking thing down. Things run like clock work and a dish totally comes together and maybe even the whole family eats it without sniffing it suspiciously and announcing, "I don't like [insert perfectly innocuous food item here]". But the truth is most of the time … Continue reading 7 Tips to Rule The Kitchen.
I've shared this recipe before but it was pretty incomplete and not entirely accurate - whoops! Definitely time for a do over! This recipe is a big favorite in our house and it's very versatile. I use the same basic ingredients whether I'm making the dish pie or pizza style or just as basic enchiladas. … Continue reading Recipe: Momma’s Enchilada Style Mexican Pizza
Lately my favorite place to store recipes is on Pinterest. I have a board for recipes I want to try - and another one for recipes that are all kinds of tried and true. It's nice to be able to scroll through a bunch of meals that are known favorites in my family as I'm … Continue reading Recipe: Andrea’s Clam Chowder