For the Super Bowl this year, AK really wanted a hot dog bar. We made some of the usual hot dog toppings (caramelized onions, pickled cabbage), but I was at Shoppers and red peppers were on sale 4 for $5, which is amazingly cheap at least in my area, so I wanted to do some […]
I started experimenting with jam last winter when I started reading an awesome blog called Food in Jars. If you have any interest in canning, or just want to see some cool recipes, definitely check it out. Unfortunately I don’t really have space to actually can and store anything, so I stick with refrigerator jams.
I have tried a number of scone recipe recently, but I’ve been looking for something that’s similar in texture, but with less fat and less sugar. Something more like a breakfast bar than a dessert. So when I stumbled across this recipe, I was really happy.
I’m a big fan of cold fruit soups, but good fresh fruit isn’t really available in the winter. While frozen fruit will never be as good as fresh, flash frozen fruit is actually a pretty good substitute. I’ve done a lot of cold berry soups, so this time I opted for peach and mango, with […]
My mom used to make shepherd’s pie all the time when we were growing up. She made it with just meat and potatoes (some of us were picky eaters growing up…), but I’ve jazzed this version up with veggies, spices, and a parsnip-potato topping.
I’ve been making a lot of pad thai recently (yes, I’ll share the recipe soon, still perfecting it), and the sauce is definitely the best part of pad thai (although AK would argue the mung beans are…I digress). Classic pad thai sauce is a combination of tamarind, palm sugar, and fish sauce (or soy sauce). […]
I haven’t posted in a while, which doesn’t mean I haven’t been cooking–in fact, I’ve been cooking a lot! Just haven’t been able to find the time to sit down and write. But this post was worth it. A bunch of food bloggers I follow have recently shared some of their kitchen disasters. It’s funny–as […]
The weather has turned cold here, and earlier than usual–we had snow on Saturday! It was freezing in the office today so I came home craving something hot and soothing. I’ve been meaning to replicate the vegetable hot pot at a favorite restaurant of mine, and I just happened to have some leftover cabbage and […]
It’s been a whirlwind couple of months–I moved into a new apartment, married the man of my dreams (seriously not saying that to be cheesy–he’s pretty much the best thing that has ever happened to me), and I made the decision to leave my job for a very exciting new opportunity. I like to do […]
I don’t know why, but there is something so warm and comforting about stuffed peppers. A little while back when a friend of mine lost her father, I made these stuffed peppers, hoping to comfort her as well.