I’m baaaaaaaaaack. These past four days have probably been the longest, worstest, and blog-less this year. Back to back papers, sub-zero temperatures, and a cold that has lingered far too long almost did me in. BUT I survived by clinging to the light at the end of the tunnel. “Once I finish this paper and […]Read more "Prodigal Chef: Mulligatawny Soup"
I like to eat. We know that, right? Cool. I’ve always liked eating and for a long time I was only really interested in how food got from the grocery store to my house and eventually into my mouth. In the past few years however, my interest has extended beyond consumption and into production. It […]Read more "Two Timing: Roasted Squash and Kabocha Ginger Cake"
First things first, it snowed this weekend! Our lovely city was transformed(for about 12 hours) into a magical mystical winter wonderland! Unfortunately I was ridiculously sick so I could only gaze longingly out my window at the snow while cursing the people out having snowball fights (till 4AM!!!!) and crying/angstily blowing my nose. Twas a […]Read more "Roasting Up a Storm: Rosemary Chicken, Brussels Sprouts, and Smashed Potatoes"
Do you ever have those days where you’re really craving two very different but delicious food items? You know that it’s a weird combination but apart they’re so delicious that you can’t resist? That’s were I was at Thursday. I had fresh asparagus I needed to use up and I was also dying for shrimp. […]Read more "Odd Couple: Asparagus Risotto and Chili Garlic Shrimp"
So I gave being healthy a shot. I really did. I made that soup and it was super awesome. I thought about working out and even watched some hockey (not by choice) this week. But there are so many temptations! I am still eating the soup leftovers and I generally have a pretty healthy diet with […]Read more "I’m Usually More Into Brunettes: Chocolate, Coconut, and Walnut Blondies"
So first off I have to give mad props to my roommate for coming up with this title. My idea had diverged into an obscure reference to flight of the conchords (making a pot pie…for one) but thankfully she reigned me back in. Do you get it? Flying Solo? Individual Chicken Pies? Flying? Chicken? Solo? […]Read more "Flyin Solo! Individual Chicken Pot Pies"
Too really enjoy cooking, you’ve got to either have people to cook with or people to share your food with. Yes, I do enjoy making myself a nice meal every now and then and eating it alone, but the meals I enjoy the most are ones I’ve either made with or shared with friends and […]Read more "Comfort Cooking: Broccoli Soup and Red Lobster Biscuits"
As a college student most of the parties I attend involve loud music, gratuitous amounts of cheap disgusting alcohol, and costumes. However, last night we had a dinner party sans music and costumes and it was beyond lovely. Yesterday had certainly been ‘one of those day’; it was rainy, cold, and I attended a memorial […]Read more "Impromptu Cooking Party: Steamed Mussels, Raw Oysters, Asparagus Carrot Pasta, and So Much Wine!"
Let me start off this post by telling you about an amazing day I had a few weeks ago. The weather was great, I had just had a wonderful weekend, and I was going grocery shopping. I went to Safeway with no specific purchase in mind hoping to be inspired. Boy was I ever. I […]Read more "Slow Southern Cookin Part 2: Pulled Pork and Homemade BBQ Sauce"
Sooooo I watch the Food Network a lot…like everyday…for hours. One of my favorite shows is Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, which is basically Guy Fieri, my best friend/idol, traveling to and eating at the greatest junk food restaurants in the US. It’s on pretty much every day and I’m usually here glued to my couch […]Read more "Slow Southern Cookin Part 1: Red Beans and Rice"