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Category Archives: Eat

Little Dippers- Mini Grilled Cheese Dippers with Creamy Basil Parmesan Tomato Soup

One of my favorite quick meals is grilled cheese with a very simple homemade tomato soup. It’s so incredibly comforting. I also like that it’s kid friendly. I’ve made all kinds of … Continue reading

March 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

My 5 Kitchen Must Haves

This morning, I was reading an article on one of my favorite money saving blogs, Wisebread, about the five kitchen luxuries that are worth the money and 5 that aren’t.  … Continue reading

March 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Meatless Monday- Roasted Veggie and Quinoa Salad- 8 WW Points

Okay, so I started Weight Watchers last week. This means that I have had to learn to be inventive with my cooking. My husband (let’s call him Spanky Buns) and … Continue reading

February 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Charcuterie and Salumi

Charcuterie  (said like” shar-coot-a-ree”) is a huge trend with foodies and cooking geeks right now. It’s kind of a weird sounding word. It’s basically the French art of making cured … Continue reading

January 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Insanely Easy Potato Soup and Sinful Too)

This soup is awesome because it’s so easy and completely foolproof. It’s a great recipe for when you need to make dinner but don’t want to spend much time on it (I … Continue reading

January 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Cooking 101- Salt and Pepper Tutorial

One of my closest friends told me that her biggest cooking revelation was that she wasn’t using enough salt when she cooked, which is the reason her food was bland. … Continue reading

January 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Eat- French Onion Soup in the Slow Cooker

French onion soup is by far my favorite soup. The thing is, it’s kind of a pain in the butt to make on the stove. It takes a lot of … Continue reading

January 20, 2012 · 1 Comment

Eat- Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Casserole

I love my slow cooker. It’s so nice to load it up in the morning and come home to a house brimming over with delicious smells. It accommodates my laziness perfectly too. … Continue reading

January 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Eat- Thermos Tip:Keep Food Hot Longer

My daughter doesn’t always enjoy school lunches, and she gets sick of cold lunches from home. This year, I bought her a thermos so she could take her favorite leftovers … Continue reading

January 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Cooking 101-Beans in the Slow Cooker

I used to avoid cooking dried beans because of the soaking and hours of cooking on the stove. I have no clue why it never occurred to me to cook them in the slow … Continue reading

January 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

What in the Heck Does That Mean? Salt Pig

My sister-in-law bought my mother-in-law a beautiful (and in my opinion the most valuable) piece of kitchen equipment called a salt pig. My MIL wasn’t quite sure what it was. A salt pig … Continue reading

January 12, 2012 · 1 Comment

Food Finds: Almond Milk

Almond milk is a delicious milk substitute that is made from ground almonds. It is lactose free, contains no cholesterol, and is vegan, so it has some definite advantages. I tried it because I … Continue reading

January 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Featured Blog: The Kitchn

The Kitchn is my all time favorite cooking and food blog. I think I love it so much because they cover a lot of different topics, so it never gets stale or … Continue reading

January 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Cooking 101-Stock, Broth, and Bouillion

Figuring out the difference between stock, broth, and bouillon can be confusing. When I was learning about cooking, I wondered: Is there even really a difference? Can you use them interchangeably? Are any … Continue reading

January 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

What in the Heck Does That Mean? Butter Bell

A butter bell is the number one on my wish list of kitchen tools. A butter bell is also known as a French butter dish. It is designed to keep … Continue reading

January 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

What in the Heck does that Mean? Herbes de Provence

In the spirit of our last what in the heck does that mean post, since I mentioned herbes de Provence, I thought I should explain what they are and what … Continue reading

January 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Simple but Delicious- Open-faced Caprese Sandwich

Caprese generally refer to an Italian salad of fresh tomatoes, mozzarella and basil Capri is an Island in Italy.) My favorite way to eat Caprese is as an open face sandwich with … Continue reading

January 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

What in the Heck Does That Mean? A la Provençal

A la Provençal is another fancy pants cooking term with a simple meaning. It is French for “in the style of Provence.” Provence in a region in the south of … Continue reading

January 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Cooking 101- Salt Primer

Salt seems like such a simple, unassuming ingredient that it’s easy to take it for granted. Most of us just instinctively pick up the iodized salt in the blue cylinder without even … Continue reading

January 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

10 Cooking Tips That Make All The Difference

I am a huge fan of the cooking message board Chowhound (I’m addicted.) I found a great thread over there with over 800 responses about cooking tips that made all … Continue reading

January 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

What in the Heck Does That Mean? Mise en Place

I’ve been hearing the term mise en place being thrown out around there on cooking blogs and message boards lately. But, it’s a fancy chef’s term and not everyone knows … Continue reading

January 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Learning to Cook? Best Cooking Show to Watch.

I know lots of people who are trying to learn to cook from scratch. One mistake I see new cooks make is that they want to just be able to … Continue reading

January 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

What’s Cooking This Week?

This Weeks Menu: Saturday– Spinach salad with sliced rotisserie chicken, applewood smoked bacon, tri-colored tomatoes, pecans, blue cheese, sliced mushrooms, and balsamic dressing. Hard Pear Cider. Sunday Lunch– Open-faced heirloom tomato caprese sandwiches with creamy balsamic … Continue reading

January 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Food Finds: Mary’s Gone Crackers

Mary’s Gone Crackers is one of those products I would normally avoid like the plague at the store. It’s wheat free, gluten free, vegan, organic and kosher–basically devoid of all … Continue reading

December 31, 2011 · Leave a comment