Roasted Salmon with Fennel, Olives, and Farro – and a review of Blue Apron

Roasted salmon, plated.I’ve been curious about services like Blue Apron for a while. If the name doesn’t sound familiar, it’s a meal service that ships to customers on a weekly basis. But it’s not prepared meals. It’s all of theRead more…

Bread Machine Dark Rye with Caraway

If you were here, you’d never believe this bread came out of a bread machine. Seriously. If it wasn’t for the hole in the bottom of the loaf where the paddle was embedded, no one would know. It’s that good.Read more…

Homemade Sour Mix

I’ve been making a lot of cocktails lately, so it makes sense that I’d want to make my own mixers. I have a soda siphon for making fizzy water, and I’ve made flavored simple syrups. But for some reason, IRead more…

California Dip and a Classic Manhattan for the Virtual Mad Men Finale Party #PartyLikeAMadMan

California Dip! Different brands of soup mix resulted in dips of many colors.Are you a Mad Men fan? The season finale is April 5, and those wacky people who wrote The Unofficial Men Cookbook are hosting a Mad Men BloggerRead more…

Meyer Lemon Cookies

When I found out that The Daily Meal was having a recipe contest featuring Country Crock spread, I figured I’d throw my hat into the ring. And of course I went with a baked item. Here’s the deal. I liveRead more…

Bunny Buns

Not quite what I was looking for. But amusing. They look like snails, right?You know those cute little bunny buns that are all over Pinterest? And then everyone makes them and they look like little rabid demon buns? Yeah, IRead more…

Mashed Carrot and Rutabaga (Swede)

I wonder when rutabaga will become the next superfood. Right now, it’s pretty obscure, right along with its friends, parsnip and celery root. But I like rutabaga … a lot. I don’t buy it often, maybe because it’s tucked inRead more…

Cocktail Cherries

While you can use these cherries in your cocktails in place of jarred maraschino cherries, you sure don’t want to give these to the kids. Well, my mom probably would have given me one or two, but she’s a prettyRead more…

Minty Irish Cream Liqueur

As I was driving to the grocery store today, I was thinking about the Shamrock Shake. And I was wondering why a mint-flavored shake was Irish. Green is associate with Ireland, so it makes sense that the shake is green.Read more…

Miracle Pasta from Guilt-Free Weeknight Favorites

I’m a little embarrassed to say that wasn’t familiar with Mr. Food until I got the cookbook Guilt-Free Weeknight Meals. The name was vaguely familiar, but if I ran into him in the produce aisle, I wouldn’t have recognized him.Read more…

Pi Day! 55 Pies and Pie-inspired recipes

Cheesecake is more pie than cake!Today is Pi Day, the perfect combination of geekiness and foodieness. Perfect for me! Not only is it Pi Day, but some folks are calling it the Pi Day of the Century, because when weRead more…

Artichokes with Lemon Rice – a meatless meal for Vegetarian Vednesday

I love artichokes. I love the little hearts. They’re great cooked and warm, or pickled and cold. And I love giant artichokes for a leisurely meal, picking off one leaf at a time. I like the really big artichokes cutRead more…