Monthly Archive: June, 2013

Baked Macaroni and (Four) Cheese

Anything with this much cheese has got to be good. And this is really, really good.  So good you may never want to make macaroni and cheese out of a box ever again.… Continue reading

Roasted Edamame with Pine Nuts and Parmesan

Do you know what edamame means? I had to google it myself but the answer is twig-bean.  Now you’ve got that trivia to for the next time you get some sushi.   I… Continue reading

Cashew Chicken {in your Crockpot}

You know how bad take-out Chinese food is for your waistline and your wallet.  The good news is that it is easy  to make your favorites at home, using less sodium and more… Continue reading

Rotini with Chicken Sausage, Spinach and Olives

I’m trying not to eat much pasta these days (moderation, right?) but some nights I want to dive into a big bowl of it.  I blame seeing this ad on my metro stop… Continue reading

Banana Nutella Cream Pie

I was going to make a peanut butter chocolate pie but I forgot to buy PB at the grocery store.  I stopped at a convenience store when I realized I’d forgotten PB but… Continue reading

Braised Pot Roast with Burrata

This recipe was inspired by Heather Christo’s Braised Greek Pot Roast and Spaghetti.  I eliminated the pasta but serve over pasta or rice if you so desire.  The finished product picture doesn’t do justice… Continue reading

How to: Make Vanilla Extract

I’m convinced you can order anything on Amazon.  My most recent exciting purchase was four incredibly-good-smelling vanilla beans.  They arrived in a somehow-illicit-feeling package like this which I shared on Instagram, prompting a… Continue reading

Sriracha Salmon

This is a spicy way to cook salmon, adapted from Self Magazine’s recipe feature from Gwyneth Paltrow’s latest: It’s All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great.  I… Continue reading

Pulled Pork {in your Crockpot}

This is the perfect recipe to make when you don’t really feel like cooking.  You can put it together in your crock pot, walk away and come back six hours later to dinner. The… Continue reading

Ginger Carrots

Ever bought the large bag of carrots at the grocery store and then spent the rest of the week wondering how you’re going to use them? If so, I’ve got the recipe for… Continue reading