Posts Tagged ‘Cooking’

Saturday, August 11th, 2012


That’s what we called corn dogs at home. I’ve been cooking from Martha’s new cookbook that I borrowed from the library. Usually her cookbooks are only so so but this one is really cool with big beautiful photos and interesting backstories about the recipes. It’s organized regionally highlighting specialties from around the country. I might be tempted to buy this one.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Street Corn

It’s summer in Maryland which means we’re eating about a dozen ears of corn and a whole watermelon weekly. A perfectly boiled ear dressed with a little butter and salt is totally delicious but I’ve been wanting to try this Mexican style grilled corn for a long time.

I used this recipe except, and you know how the rest of this sentence goes, I didn’t. I did mostly follow the recipe but I subbed Feta for the cotija cheese because that’s what I had. I thought it was delicious but I was kind of sad about that because how do you choose between two delicious toppings? So I decided that grilled corn gets this preparation otherwise I’ll stick with the traditional butter preparation. Yum! The next thing I want to try are these pickles.

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Saturday, July 21st, 2012

The Sauce

After The Pizza this is the recipe that I get the most requests for.  It’s a great versatile tomato sauce. This week I used it on leftover chicken cutlets to turn them into chicken parm, again tonight as pizza sauce and I’ll probably use it once more this weekend as sauce for ravioli before sticking any leftovers in the freezer. That’s the other thing I love about this recipe. It makes a ton.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

The Little Post That Could

Or in other words, I think I can… I think I can.  You take a week off from writing and then it doesn’t seem to come quite as easily anymore. Before we left we talked about data plans and wifi and whether or not we should totally disconnect and, in the end, I don’t think either of us touched a computer all week.  There was lots of Uno, digging in the sand, kite flying, roasting marshmallows and generally lolling about the place (check out the vintage flame orange fire place!). Then of course there was also the grueling drive and, oh, the lost camera. It’s found now but poor Ben was beside himself for a minute. I think I’ll wait until I have all the pictures to write a proper post about vacation. Read the rest of this entry »

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Monday, June 4th, 2012

Pimiento Cheese Burgers And Oven Fries

I got Ben all set up and we tagged team dinner.  We were so fortunate to have so many friends pitch in to make us dinner over these past three weeks but we’re down to our last meal and have to start getting back in the game.  I dog eared this month’s Everyday Food like crazy and the recipe for pimiento cheese burgers went right to the top of my list.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2012


Oy. I still have so much to do.  Part of me wishes I’d just go into labor so I’d have an excuse to stop!  So. Much. To. Do.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Get In My Belly

I sit here writing this while I wait for my baked apples to finish up in the oven.  Today was better than yesterday.  I got some work done, went to the doctor ALONE, treated myself to lunch AND made dinner without too much fussing.

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Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Comfort Food

So I still haven’t charged my camera battery but I’m giving myself a pass because it’s mostly because I’m still feeling under the weather.  You know when you can feel the giant circles under your eyes?  I feel like that.  There’s a little tickle in my throat and I’m tired and I can’t. stop. complaining.

My biggest complaint is about food.  I’m so tired of eating food.  Coming up with things to eat all day long is tiresome.  I’m hungry but have no appetite.  Nothing appeals to me.  Makes mealtimes fun.  Lots of fun.

I managed to throw together some mac and cheese for dinner.  Mac and cheese and fruit salad.  With hot sauce (for the mac and cheese not the fruit salad).  Something finally hit the spot!  Hit the spot so well that there’s one serving left that I’m reasonably certain won’t last until tomorrow.  Success!  And I’m happy… until I have to do it all over again tomorrow.

What else is going on?  While I think this song is catchy and easy to listen to but the day that one of my children asks me what it means to come out of a “lady hole” is the day I refer them to the WTMD pledge line for more information.  Honestly, the questions will come do they need the encouragement?

I steamed green beans for dinner last night and when I described said vegetable as beans Avery was indignant.  She was emphatic that they were certainly NOT beans.  And while she agreed that they were tasty and ate them she refused to refer to them by their name.  Beans, apparently, should only be of the black and pinto varieties.

 One day I’ll be into coffee again and when that day comes I’ll be brewing a batch of this iced coffee.
Pomegranate limeade from Trader Joe’s?  Get some.
That’s it.  Now for a cup of tea and to try again tomorrow.

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Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

My New Joy Of Cooking

I keep my old edition of Joy and Fannie Farmer but I rarely, if ever, use them.  The last time I can recall thumbing through one of them I was referencing ratios for jam recipes.  I’ll use them for stuff like that but they’re never the first place I turn for a recipe for let’s say… a soup or an interesting pasta dish.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Phoning It In

Lately I’m too lazy to take any real pictures.  It’s so much easier to use my phone when the picture it takes are half decent.  I just have to decide on my favorite filter now and stick with it.

We had a good weekend.  I cleaned like a crazy person yesterday before having people over.  I Read the rest of this entry »

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