smashed red potatoes with garlic & thyme
ugh, how terrible are we at keeping up with this thing? i’m super sorry about that. i promise when i cook things i always go “oh my god, this would be awesome for the blog” & then i don’t, because i’m sometimes forgetful. but i made some delicious taters tonight that i wanted to share! you will need: red potatoes (as many or as little as you want) salt pepper ...
meat lover's pizza casserole
so, a couple weeks ago Earthfare had an amazing coupon to the folks who are signed up on their mailing list—2 free handmade, organic sausages from their meat department. i jumped at the chance for free meat (carnivore, duh), but i don’t usually cook with sausage. irregardless, i turned in my coupon for one hot sausage & one chorizo. i gleefully came home & put them in my...
i have been very bad lately. i have been eating a lot of red meat, which is not something i typically do. don’t get me wrong—i am a total carnivore. however, i like to vary my meals so that i am being healthy & happy. i realized that i greatly needed some fishy in my diet this week (ugh, the holidays make me feel so bloated), so i decided to try a new spin on some salmon i had in...
i made a hot dog sandwich tonight.
i’m not going into detail about how it was done, because i am kind of ashamed about it. i will tell you it was delicious & had texas pete. xoxo M
hoot hoot! halloween cupcakes!
halloween is totally my favorite holiday, y’all. & although i primarily love to cook, i do have a tender spot in my heart for baking. i’m much better at cooking than i am baking, but when it comes to holidays…i just get the itch. & today it was so beautiful, so full of fall, & of course…halloween is tomorrow. so i made these cupcakes…& y’all. how...
simple but sexy tilapia
y’all know how i feel about fish. i love it! i love all kinds of seafood, but i struggle at times with coming up with creative, flavorful ways to make one of my favorite kinds of fishies—tilapia. people hate on tilapia all the time because it’s cheap, kind of fishy in flavor, &…did i mention cheap? i know it’s not as full of nutrients & good things as say,...
quick but tasty way to make a great steak
i’m going to make this short & sweet, just like me. you will need: 1 steak (carnivores rejoice) 1 tbsp butter 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1 1/2 cloves minced garlic some season salt, or salt & pepper, whatever you like to season a steak get yourself a pan. put the heat on medium-high. you know that butter? toss that butter in said pan. you know that garlic? toss that garlic in...
jersey shore spaghetti pie
so, a group of friends & i have a thursday night tradition—we watch jersey shore & eat italian food. simple enough, right? well, the cooking alternates between my BFF sara & myself, & we have gotten pretty great at italian cooking. so far she has conquered spaghetti, lasagna (SHE MADE THE DAMN SAUCE FROM SCRATCH, Y’ALL. SHE CRAZY), & meatball subs. i have tried my...
holy good god. you must make this. TONIGHT.
y’all, i think i have made one of my most favorite dishes ever. that’s right, i said it. it is absolutely so freaking incredible, i can barely stand it. ok, i won’t keep you in suspense any longer: it’s a ginger-soy chicken satay over shredded lettuce. YOU WILL NEVER GO OUT FOR CHINESE FOOD AGAIN. i swear. you will need: 3 tbsp olive oil 1.25 lbs of chicken salt black...
winner winner pork rib dinner
hello, poppets! k & i are not as consistent with this thing as both of us had hoped, but we are trying to be GROWN-UPS, ya know? & sometimes being a grown-up means eating a shitty sandwich (because you’re lazy) & only watching re-runs of parks & recreation on netflix, hulu, & ondemand (don’t judge us). however! tonight, i made a delicious new pork rib dish that i am...
I’m going to make tofu tacos with homemade pico de gallo! I went to Trader Joe’s and grabbed some tofu [as always] and was wandering around when I saw the taco shells! I got the idea from my friend Helen’s Tiny Kitchen Blog in which she posted about making tiny tofu tacos! She baked hers, and that sounds like a great idea, but it’s much too hot in the apartment right now...
so sorry it has been awhile since my last post—i haven’t made anything i’m particularly excited about (except eating tacos for about 3 nights this week…yum), but tonight i decided to share what i whipped up in the kitchen. i am the kind of person that absolutely LOVES seafood—but sometimes it’s hard to get creative, ya know? tonight i wanted some tilapia, but...
buffalo chicken casserole.
i’m tellin y’all, i can’t stop making buffalo chicken stuff. it was just tuesday that i made some incredible buffalo chicken thing. but, it is friday night, my uterus is staging a revolt against me, and i am having intense food cravings. so, what’s a girl to do? give into them, of course. i haven’t made a righteous casserole in awhile, so i decided that would be my...
spicy italian buffalo chicken
hello loves! it is that time of year where i want everything in my meal to be spicy, so that i can drink cold beer with every meal. it’s hard to be super creative, but i think that last night i came up with a pretty tasty extravaganza. ingredients: chicken breast (not pictured), 1/4 organic green pepper chopped into strips, 1 slice provolone cheese (i only eat horizon organic…so...
spicy honey-mustard glazed pork chops.
so, i’ve been feeling kind of sorry for myself the past couple of days. i’m a little stressed out and in my typical nature of overanalyzing everything and everyone, i have gotten myself into a slum. so what do i do when i’m feelin’ kinda crummy? i cook a sexy meal for myself, DUH. tonight i decided that pork was my poison for the evening. i used some lean chops from Trader...
tomato & bacon pasta bake.
tonight i wanted to cook something that was flavorful, took some effort, but not a lot of time. this is what i came up with. i got a pot, right? i put some water in it (enough to boil one cup of rotini noodles) and threw in some garlic salt (normal people use regular salt, but i am a garlic fiend…as you may be able to tell). i let this come to a boil & then added my noodles. i let this...
so, i know that i didn't cook it...
but i just had to share with y’all what i had for dinner tonight. i went to this cute japanese place in rockville, md called sushi damo with my workplace bff, becky. we each ordered a martini (peach for me, mandarin for her). for an appetizer, we got the edamame hummus with diced tomatoes & french vinaigrette, served with fresh fried wontons. it was incredible. for the entree, i had...
Butter vs. Olive Oil: Round 2
yo kristal, i’m really happy for you, and i’m gonna let you finish, but the Mediterranean has produced the best cooking ingredient OF ALL TIME. ha, had to get that kanye west moment out of the way. seriously though, olive oil is vastly awesome. butter freaks me out…similar to kristal’s former caution with it, i also associate butter with being fat and fat in general. i...
Butter vs. Olive Oil: Round 1
Michelle and I disagree on butter usage in the kitchen. I’m not sure what her reasoning is just yet, but she’ll explain it when she posts Round 2. I am ALL ABOUT butter in the kitchen. I use it to saute veggies, mostly. It works best on mushrooms - it makes them so rich and helps them cook to perfection. I use it to cook grilled cheese sandwiches, eggs, etc. The strange, thing,...
in honor of taco tuesday
i make some mean tacos. probably the best you’ve ever had. however, they are not my original creation. oh, no. my mother is the divine creator of this concoction, and i will forever be indebted to her for it. they are my favorite dish, and she makes them for me whenever i come home to north carolina. she may argue this, but i’m pretty sure this was the first thing she taught me to cook...
6 things you'll ALWAYS find in my kitchen.
1. olive oil i think that olive oil is one of the biggest staples in the kitchen. i use olive oil in almost every single one of my dishes…whether it be as a preparation, an ingredient, or substituting it for something else that’s more fattening. some people are a little nervous about using olive oil, but its taste is subtle & downright sexy. use it simply (as a salad dressing) or...
pizza party...grown-up style
hey babes, i know you’re spicy. that’s why i have a pizza that makes you say “mama mia!”. i am a carnivore, fo sho, but i appreciate some good veggies. so here’s what i did for dinner tonight. i use flatbread as my base—it’s healthier & gets mega-crispy (fave). put some olive oil on top of that…spread it out. for this pizza, i used classic...
My Spicy Grilled Cheese Sandwich
The best recipes always seem to begin when you’re bored at home and hungry. I happened to be both of these things when I concocted my famous spicy grilled cheese sandwich. Here’s how I make mine: 2 slices of whole wheat bread mayonnaise Sriracha sauce [this stuff deserves its own post] pepper jack cheese butter Melt the butter in that pan. Take the two slices of bread and slather on...
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Memorial Day Booze Post:
Memorial Day is fairly boozy holiday, so I’m going to post a few insanely easy and delicious drink recipes. Throw these together and bring them to the grill! or the pool! or your air-conditioned apartment like I do! Ma’amosas: 1 40 of Miller High Life A splash of orange juice Just take a few chugs of that 40 and then throw in some orange juice. I’M SO SERIOUS ABOUT THIS...
you're going to love this marinade so much
you’re gonna want to take it behind a middle school & get it pregnant. (1/4 cup balsamic vinegar, 2 tbsp soy sauce, 1 1/2 tbsp minced garlic, 1 tbsp honey, 1 tbsp olive oil, 1/2 tsp worshestchire sauce, 1/2 tsp onion powder, 1/2 tbsp cayenne pepper)…mix that noise together in a bowl. take that hunk of meat you got layin’ around. put. that. meat. in. that. marinade. get a pan. you...