Recipe #33: Stretchy Artichoke, Spinach, and Buffalo Chicken Dip

This weekend was Patrick’s birthday. We hosted a small get together to watch college football and enjoy some snacks. I served guacamole and Gimme Some Oven’s Rainbow Salsa recipe, and turned to Chrissy Teigen to find a centerpiece dip: Stretchy Artichoke, Spinach, and Buffalo Chicken Dip! That name is a mouthful! But worth every aspect….

Recipe #32: Engagement Roast Chicken

The number one ingredient that intimidates me in the kitchen is raw poultry meat. First, it appears to be more slippery when compared to other meats. Second, we have the food born illness aspect, and how easy it is to contaminate a kitchen when working with raw chicken. Third, it takes a while too cook…

Recipe #31: Roasted Mushrooms

When I began this blog, I went through all the cookbooks I owned, and flagged recipes I wanted to make. Now, every time I want to make something new and I don’t have cookbooks from the library, my flagged cookbooks are where I begin. With a busy week coming up, and a simple easy menu…

Recipe #30: Confetti Corn

Fresh corn has been a summer staple in my family’s household as long as I can remember. As soon as it would be in season, my parents would bring home as much as possible from the farmer’s market. Any that was about to go bad would be steamed, and frozen with the kernels off the…

Recipe #28: Fusilli with Burst Cherry Tomatoes, Mint and Burrata

The only other recipe I was able to try from Melissa Clark’s Dinner: Changing the Game before it had to go back to the library was Fusilli with Burst Cherry Tomatoes, Mint and Burrata. Patrick and I had come back from a busy weekend trip in Dallas for a wedding, and were looking for something…

Recipe #27: Chipotle Portobello Oven Fajitas

One of my favorite aspects of long-runs friends, is the long conversations we have. We talk about everything. It can be light topics such as what everyone did the night prior. It can also be a heavy topic like food insecurity. But I almost always end the run having learned something new! On one run,…

Recipe #26: Georgian Lamb Kebabs

After about a month in Food 52’s baking club on facebook, I joined its facebook cookbook club. I had such a great time exploring Dorie’s Cookies and Breaking Breads, I thought that cookbook club would be just as fun. For the first month or so I followed along seeing what everyone cooked, but for this…

Recipe #25: Biscuits

It has always been a dream of mine to be able to whip up a batch of homemade biscuits. But with so many recipes calling for a food processor, I thought homemade biscuits would be a recipe that I would need to wait to take on. After many episodes of British Bakeoff, where they are…

Recipe #24: Goat Cheese and Chive Cookies

Every Christmas my Nana’s signature holiday baked goods would find their way to us: white chocolate pretzel peanut clusters and cheese biscuits. After she passed away, my mom continued her tradition of the cheese biscuits: a simple baked mixture of cheddar cheese and flour. I have yet to make these myself (and as I write…

Recipe #23: Dorie’s Newest Chocolate Chip Cookies

Once again, I pull out my stand mixer for another recipe. Patrick and I are headed to Colorado with his family, and of course I want to bring along something sweet and turned to Dorie’s Cookies. I wanted a cookie recipe that would not be a huge time commitment and had an ingredient list where…

Recipe #22: Butter

I never thought I would say this sentence: for breakfast I am going to make butter. I always pictured that making butter was a tedious almost impossible task. Then I discovered there were such things as home churners that worked well. And then I learned you could make butter in your stand mixer using the…

Recipe #21: Summer Couscous Salad

I don’t know what I love more when I attend a potluck: eating the food or asking people about their delicious dishes! When I read the recipe for Summer Couscous Salad from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe, I immediately related to the story behind the dish. Mel got this recipe from a friend, when that friend had…