Cooking · Dinner

Beer Battered Fish

As my cousin's van rattled through the English countryside, I debated whether the Pennines should actually be referred to as "mountains". My contention remains to this day that any "range" topping out at elevations of less than 3,000 ft really shouldn't hold the same distinction as the glorious caps of the Cascades that dominate the… Continue reading Beer Battered Fish

Appetizers · Cooking

America’s Test Kitchen Deviled Eggs

As I've mentioned before, my husband doesn't have much of a sweet tooth. In fact, the one food weakness he has is deviled eggs. Not just any deviled eggs. These. I love my America's Test Kitchen Cookbook. Something about the detail and testing that encompasses each recipe appeals to my logical nature. I don't just… Continue reading America’s Test Kitchen Deviled Eggs

Cooking · Dinner

The Best Corned Beef Dinner Ever

Saint Patrick's Day is coming. Time for too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ra-ing about Molly Malone, Danny Boy and my Wild Irish Rose. Time for dancing a jig while not spilling a drop. Time for decking out in shades of forest, emerald, mint and moss. For celebrating my freckles and green eyes while lamenting my lack of red-headedness. And the… Continue reading The Best Corned Beef Dinner Ever

Appetizers · Cooking · Dinner

Fire and Ice Watermelon Salsa

Watermelon = summer. It's just a fact of life. There's nothing better on a sweltering July afternoon than devouring a giant slice of juicy delicious watermelon. Getting all that sticky sweetness running down your chin. Even better when the watermelon is the size of your head. Preferably while walking Main Street in Disneyland, listening to… Continue reading Fire and Ice Watermelon Salsa

Appetizers · Baking · Cooking · Dinner · Lunch · Snacks

Alton Brown’s Baked Eggs

Perfect hard-boiled eggs require very specific boiling time, and the max you can boil at a time (perfectly) is about 12. My hard-boiled eggs recipe has served me well for many years. But there's a new sheriff in town. Alton Brown. More specifically, his gloriously creamy, perfectly cooked, dozens at a time baked eggs. With… Continue reading Alton Brown’s Baked Eggs

Bread · Cooking · Desserts · Dinner

Saint Patrick’s Day Deliciousness

Here's a round-up of a few of my favorite dishes for Saint Patrick's Day! Click on the titles to be brought to the details on how to make each deliciously Irish item, or just head to the bottom of this post to print out all the recipes and get cooking! The Best Corned Beef Dinner… Continue reading Saint Patrick’s Day Deliciousness

Cooking · Dinner · Kid Activities

Homemade Egg Noodles

Sometimes recipes happen as a byproduct of life. You have plans for your day that include relaxing in the sunshine, maybe reading a book and then BOOM...you are making noodles from scratch like you are Caroline Ingalls or something. There you stand in your kitchen, covered in flour asking yourself "what just happened?". Such are… Continue reading Homemade Egg Noodles

Breakfast · Cooking

Totally Delicious and Easy Campurritos

I may have stumbled upon the most perfectly transportable, absolutely delicious breakfast food ever. These breakfast burritos are fantastic for your next camping trip because they can be made in advance and just thrown on the fire. Camping + burritos = campurritos. Thanks to Ninth and Bird for the awesome name! What other breakfast food… Continue reading Totally Delicious and Easy Campurritos

Cooking · Dinner

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

I've heard tell that before there were slow cookers, women actually stood all day long in the kitchen. On their feet. Stirring, stirring, stirring. Checking meat and basting in an eternal loop. What kind of sick twisted world must that have been? I'll tell you what. My Crock Pot love affair prior to homeschooling looks… Continue reading Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

Cooking · Dinner

Perfectly Juicy Hamburgers

This post is going to upset some people. People like Ron Swanson, who think that a burger should be made of meat...and nothing else. On this one point (and pretty much nothing else...I love you RON!) I disagree. I think that burgers should taste amazing, and be incredibly juicy without serving them mooing on the… Continue reading Perfectly Juicy Hamburgers