Archive for the ‘ Recipe ’ Category

Many Recipes

Lots of Recipes with Little Success When we were in Arizona, it was my quest to find the Anasazi beans that I really like. I had zero success, but I did find┬áseveral other heirloom varieties that I wanted to try. Not black, pinto or kidney beans. Different. Unique. I’m probably the only person who goes […] Read More

Happy New Year!

No Resolutions Hi everyone! Happy new year! I know it’s been a while. Well, for you, anyway. As for me, I’ve composed┬ádozens of very insightful, thought-provoking blog posts over the past few months. Unfortunately, they’ve only existed in my head, and somehow vanish into thin air any time I attempt to sit in front of […] Read More

First Day of School

Let’s Pretend Everything is Normal Oh, hello there, Internet. Nice to see you again. You still stop by in spite of the fact that I haven’t been writing? I am truly impressed. Well, we’re still in the hotel, and our ETA for moving back home is… hahahaha, you really thought we had an estimate? You’re […] Read More

Polenta with Rustic Sausage Sauce

How to Clean Out the Fridge I’ve been a terrible cooking slacker throughout baseball season. There were many uninspired slow cooker meals, and also a whole lot of reliance on Blue Apron and Gobble (I promise to write about Gobble soon; it’s like Blue Apron’s simpler┬ácousin). But school is out, and I’ve once again returned […] Read More

Old Witch’s Magic Nut Cake

From a Child’s Storybook Last year, around the time of the harvest of the great punkini, we had my husband’s colleague over for dinner. He told the story of how his all-time favorite dessert is a pumpkin-based cake, Old Witch’s Magic Nut Cake, from one of his childhood storybooks. Naturally, I had to look it […] Read More

Time to Cook

Fewer Recipes Posted Hi y’all. I want to talk about recipes and my temporary need to post fewer of them. You see, it’s baseball season, and many of my nights have been co-opted by games and practices. It’s not that we’re not eating at home, it’s just that with limited time to cook anything, my […] Read More

Pacific Northwest Food

Eating Everything in Portland, Seattle and Vancouver We interrupt our regularly scheduled recipes to talk about how you need to go to Portland, Seattle and Vancouver and eat everything you can get your hands on. Last week, we headed north for spring break. I knew there was a Pacific Northwest food scene, but I had […] Read More

Crispy Sweet Potatoes

Yams Are Not Sweet Potatoes and Other Tales When the holidays roll around, we’re all inundated with recipes for “sweet potato” somethingorother. Except in 80% of the recipes, the sweet potatoes that are shown in photos have the orangey tone of what are labeled in the supermarket as yams. In the majority of stores that […] Read More

Fried Steel Cut Oats

What to Do With Leftover Steel Cut Oats I recently upgraded my rice cooker to a fancy kind that has different cooking modes and temperatures for the best results with various grains. This includes a Porridge mode that is perfectly suited to steel cut oats. I wake in the morning and there are perfectly prepared […] Read More

Pressure Cooker Chicken Lentil Stew

An Easy Pressure Cooker Meal Until recently, I had been irrationally terrified of the pressure cooker. The Husband always thought I was crazy, but the aversion traces back to the early days of our marriage where even the stove had its intimidating moments. Tackling an appliance that could literally explode freaked me out more than […] Read More