Mac and Cheese

mac and cheese

Mac and cheese with three cheeses! That’s thrice the cheesy flavor for thrice the mac and cheese goodness. For this recipe, I’ve used sharp Cheddar, Gouda and Parmesan. Cheddar for the bite (and the classic color) with Gouda for extra creaminess and some Parmesan for extra saltiness. Swap out Parmesan for blue cheese if you […]

Turkey Gravy

turkey gravy

It’s Thanksgiving time and that means horrible dry turkey that is only edible once slathered in turkey gravy! I kid. Your turkey doesn’t have to be dry; follow this butter-injected turkey recipe to see. But, dry turkey or delicious, having a gravy-boat-load (or several) of turkey gravy on the table is very necessary.

Butter Roasted Sweet Potatoes

roasted sweet potatoes

Butter roasted sweet potatoes are an easy sweet potato side dish without the marshmallows. I love the combination of browned butter, lime juice, a squirt of honey and rosemary with these roasted potatoes; it’s complex and a little surprising. The butter and honey combine in the oven to make a shiny glaze and the lime […]

Butternut and Barley Salad

butternut-squash-barley-salad

Giveaway and a salad recipe! Pacific Merchants sent me this beautiful wooden salad bowl and tongs set and said I could give one to you, too! Or you can have a $75 gift certificate to pick out another of their handcrafted acacia wood pieces. I made a butternut and barley salad to go in mine, […]

How to Cook Rice

How to Cook Rice

Don’t laugh. Don’t laugh like it’s funny. Lots of people struggle with how to cook rice. I know, because I hear about it every week. So to appease the masses and throngs of youngsters and oldsters who’ve requested help with rice, here is another video in the Learn to Cook series: How to cook rice […]

Butternut Squash Puree with Caramelized Onions

butternut squash puree

I’m already starting to think about Thanksgiving, even though it’s only August, but that’s not completely my fault since butternut squash has been popping up at the farmers’ markets and butternut squash reminds me of fall and Thanksgiving. This will also be our first Thanksgiving with our very own baby, so forgive me if I’m […]

Crispy Onion Rings

crispy onion rings

Sweet onions are in season now and I can think of no better way to enjoy their wholesome goodness than by battering and deep frying them. Extra crispy onions rings are what the doctor ordered! (Not my doctor, but surely some doctor at some point in history? Even a dentist?) This recipe is adapted from […]

Couscous Salad Recipe

Couscous Salad Recipe

Couscous salad is a perfect make-ahead salad for days when you just can’t be bothered to give a flyin’ fark. I mean, just look at it. It’s beautiful. A salad like this will cheer you up (and fill you up) in two seconds flat. I came up with this couscous salad recipe as a little […]

Kidney Bean Salad

kidney bean salad

This kidney bean salad is going to become a refrigerator staple, I can tell you already. Lately I’ve been SUPER lazy when it comes to making delicious and healthy and original foods for us to eat. Fortunately, neither I nor Chris is terribly picky when it comes to lunch, as long as it’s quick and […]