So up until recently I was living off of the money I made each week at the farmer’s market. Which meant whatever cash was left over after I paid for my kitchen space, vendor fee, and ingredients went to bills, car payment, rent, and food. Luckily I married well and my husband is a very… Continue reading The $10 dinner experiment, and other wisdom. In case you’re interested.
Are you familiar with the Michelada? If not, get ready. Because at the end of this post you are going to want one! Micheladas are beer cocktails, similar to a Bloody Mary. Depending on the region of Mexico you’re in, they can contain chicken bouillon, Maggi seasoning, or Clamato. They always have some sort of… Continue reading It’s 5 o’clock somewhere: Micheladas!
So, no new post last week. It’s been a whirlwind lately, with major job changes and house changes and general life changes, and then last Sunday we lost our kitty Ted. So Monday kind of came and went without a post, then it was Wednesday, Thursday, Friday… and I decided I’d double up this week.… Continue reading A rundown of some things I’ve written elsewhere…
One thing people ask when I’m cooking is “How can you tell when it’s done?” And sadly, the answer is “When it’s done.” I mean, obviously, you can take a temperature or set a timer. But what about for more nebulous things? Like a sauce? There is a magic moment when a sauce is done. When… Continue reading DIY, Don’t Buy!: Homemade Granola
One of the things I enjoy most about having some cooking knowledge is knowing how to prepare recipes that are still secretly impressive to a layperson (who doesn’t know how easy it actually is)… For instance, I made salsa the other day to go with some grilled fish tacos and it blew my mom’s mind.… Continue reading Impressipe: Fettuccine Carbonara with Peas
I KNOW. SHOULD THIS EVEN BE A BLOG POST? We all know that taking a lunch to work is a good idea. It saves money, it helps you keep from making unhealthy food choices because you’re hungry and Whataburger is RIGHT THERE, and if you plan ahead, you can get a week’s worth of lunches… Continue reading What’s for Lunch? Building the perfect sandwich
You know where you will find me at a party, if it’s an option? Next to the cheese board. Cheddar, Camembert, St. Andre, Spanish, French, Swiss, blue, aged, fresh… whatever. I will eat it. (OK, fine, I don’t know if I’d be into that one with the maggots in it.) But you know what I… Continue reading Party Tricks: Creating a Cheese Board