Sunday, November 13, 2011

Where did ya go?

A lot has been going on, but I am back!


Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

This recipe comes from the book Food in the City. The book has "100 cosmopolitan recipes from the 10 most fabulous culinary cities in the world." The recipe I chose comes from Barcelona.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Braised Brisket and Roots

Oh man. This good. That's all I can say. It came from Eating Well in Season: The Farmers' Market Cookbook by Jessie Price and the Editors of Eating Well. It was published in 2009. This meal took a long time to cook, but it was super quick to prepare! It was full of flavor and I will probably make this many more times. It was under the winter recipes part of the book, but that didn't stop me!

Apartment Garden!

I love fresh ingredients! We usually go to the Farmer's Market, but this year I wanted to attempt to grow my own! I went to Home Depot and bought all of the things I needed to do so! Including items to build a shelving unit to hold them! I had no idea what I was doing, but when I got there the employees were so helpful! I told them the basic idea I had for the shelf and they helped me design it. We gathered all of the appropriate materials including wood, a drill, screws and planting items and headed home!

Vegetable & Steak Fajitas with "Killed" Jalapenos (Fail)

This recipe was found in the May 2011 Cooking Light Magazine on page 89. The recipe is fairly simple but I did not care for it all that much. I don't think it had enough flavor. There seemed to be something missing. Although I did not like the meal, I wanted to share the recipe. I think that everything I try (and document) should be shared regardless of if it was a success or not.

Bumper Sticker Magnets!

This isn't a food related post, but it does have to do with the kitchen! I feel like I never have enough magnets on the fridge in the kitchen. We had a few bumper stickers lying around the house that I had wanted to make into magnets. They could be used in the kitchen or put on the back of your car!

Nifty Jars!

I bought jars for $12 at a department store. They were plain and it had no indication on what was inside! I decided to buy sticky chalkboard material and make "signs" for the jars.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Carrot-Walnut Bars w/ Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting

This recipe comes from the Better Homes and Gardens Old Fashioned Baking Cookbook. It was published in 1995. Easy and delicious... the perfect recipe.

Habanero IPA Cheddar Soup

This recipe was posted on Reddit by BeerIsDelicious. I messaged him and asked if I could use the recipe on my blog. He said yes (obviously!) and so here it is! I dedicate this post to him. Thanks for the recipe. :)


This recipe for Lamingtons, an Australian treat, comes from the book "A Baker's Odyssey" by Greg Patent published in 2007. This recipe was absolutely delicious and fairly easy to make! It became a tad messy, but it was so worth it! You do have to let it sit overnight, which is the only sad part about this delicious dessert.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Chicken Tikka Masala

This recipe is from Food & Wine online. A direct link can be found at the bottom of this post. I have never made an Indian recipe before, but I found it quite easy and full of flavor! I encourage everyone to try it. I prepared this recipe for a fellow Redditor and thank them for the suggestion!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Brandy Apple Chai Cake

This recipe was shared with me by Ian's mom. She found it in the Delaware State News. It is delicious and very easy to make!!

Homemade Pasta (for lasagna!)

The recipe for homemade pasta comes from the Le Cordon Bleu Complete Cooking Techniques book. Ian got me this book for Christmas and I love it!! A warning- this is my first attempt at making pasta. It may not be pretty, but I promise to have nicer looking stuff in the future! The recipe for the lasagna is also included.

Sunday, January 9, 2011


This recipe comes from Food in the City- 100 cosmopolitan recipes from the 10 most fabulous culinary cities in the world. This particular recipe comes from the Rome section of the book.

Gratin Dauphinois

This recipe comes from Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook- Strategies, Recipes and Techniques of Classic Bistro Cooking. I am a big fan of Anthony Bourdain, so when I received this book for Christmas I was like a little kid with a brand new toy!

Everything you need for this recipe!

Slow-Cooker Berry Cobbler

This recipe comes from Fix-It and Forget-It Lightly by Phyllis Pellman Good. I found it quite easy to prepare and very delicious! I wish I had ice cream to serve with it...

  Ingredients- minimal!