I miss lunch

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At my new job there seems to be some sort of conspiracy to keep me from ever eating during the day. It doesn't matter if I bring lunch or not. It doesn't matter if I pack something that doesn't need to be reheated or refrigerated. Most days I don't get to eat at all. Breakfast has become critical for me, since I'm probably not going to get home until 8pm. Oh, did I forget to mention that? It's not like I skip lunch and then leave promptly at 5pm... or 6pm... It's always closer to 7pm (or later) … [Read more...]

Recipes and Food Posts, November 7

Pumpkin Pie Parfaits A great variation on pumpkin pies, this recipe for Pumpkin Pie Parfaits will be a big hit with your kids. The recipe is from Weelicious Lunches. Turkeys Lifehacker claims to have the best "this is how to cook your turkey" approach/recipe. I came across this last year, when I was cooking turducken, so I bookmarked it to share this year. Source: This Is How You Should Cook Your Turkey (to Avoid Wasting Hours) || Lifehacker. … [Read more...]

Recipes & Food Posts, July 4

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Breakfast Cookies I am never going to make these myself, but I am going to try and find someone else to make them for me... Breakfast Cookies! Made with apple sauce, oats, flax seed, pistachios, dried cherries and other good stuff. Cooking Tips This post at The Splendid Table covers five cooking tips, with instructions: Never drop potatoes into boiling water; Preheat the pan before you roast vegetables; Cut onions vertically if you want them to hold their shape; When mixing a … [Read more...]

My superpowers

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To help get be back into the blogging groove, I'm trying out The SITS Girls daily writing prompts. Today I am supposed to discuss what my superpowers would be... if I actually had them. If I were a superhero I think I would be Dessert Girl! As Dessert Girl I would have the power to turn anything I touched into a fresh, fabulous dessert. And the great part would be that it would only work when I wanted it to work, so I could still touch things. I am fairly certain that if I ran a log of … [Read more...]

Recipes & Food Posts, June 6

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Brine In case you were wondering, Food52.com tells us "How to Brine Meat -- And Why You Should Bother." A good post to bookmark for next Thanksgiving. Cheesecake I know that this recipe for Ricotta and Sour Cherry Jam Crostata isn't identified as cheesecake, but it looks very similar to the Mexican Cheesecake my aunts make. Those use cream cheese in small quantities. I'm going to try this, though I doubt I'll make the crust from scratch. Garlic And for another cooking how to, … [Read more...]

Recipes & Food Posts, May 2

Dulce de Leche I've never made Dulce de Leche myself, but I love having the candy when it's available. Food52 has a recipe that I'm going to try out, I think. It seems simple enough that even I can make it. Pineapple-Lime Tequila Cooler Sweet Life Bake has a good cooler recipe that will be good to bookmark for the summer. The main ingredients are pineapple juice, lime juice and tequila. … [Read more...]

Recipes & Food Posts, April 4

Chicken Fried Rice Modern Mami has a Chicken Fried Rice recipe that uses only 5 ingredients: oil, chicken, veggies, rice and soy sauce. Simple and easy. Chocolate Covered Bacon I really want to make this recipe: Chocolate Covered Bacon. I mean, it's bacon covered in chocolate. What could be better? Mac and Cheese I love love love Mac and Cheese, but I've never been able to make good mac and cheese from scratch. Food52 pulled together a few recipes you might want to try, I know I … [Read more...]

How to Prepare Cake Pans (video)

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American's Test Kitchen has an interesting video that shows us how to prepare a cake pan to ensure that the cake doesn't stick to it. Honestly, it seems like a lot of work. If I ever get back to baking cakes again (which seems unlikely right now) I will keep this in mind... though I don't think I've ever bought any parchment paper. About the video: Don't find yourself in a sticky situation: http://www.onlinecookingschool.com/sc... What is the America's Test Kitchen Online Cooking … [Read more...]

Recipes & Food Posts, March 7

Bacon Want the best results from your bacon? Apparently you can reduce shrinkage by 50% simply by rinsing bacon in cold water before you cook it. Lifehacker also recommends cooking your bacon in the oven (which I recently started to do myself); best results are "baking" at 365 degrees for 10 minutes. Bread Pudding Food52 has a great post walking you through¬†How to Make Bread Pudding Without a Recipe. To me, bread pudding is a Lent dish, so this is the perfect time of the year to attempt … [Read more...]