Anyone who follows me on social media, be it Twitter or Instagram, knows I’ve been a bit obsessed with making these Swedish Cardamom, Cinnamon & Orange Buns. What makes this recipe Swedish other than the fact that the baker is a quarter-Swedish? The Internet told me so. And so did the ratty old copy of … More Swedish Cardamom, Cinnamon & Orange Buns.
The end of summer/early fall squashes remain a constant in the weekly CSA bag. This past weekend I made another batch of Butternut Squash Soup (sans cream this time), and baked two spaghetti squashes to serve with a garlicky, cashew basil pesto. We’re all squashed out in my house. Then there’s the zucchini, which is … More Zucchini Pancakes.
Well, it’s the end of September, I’m officially in my late twenties, and I haven’t blogged since June. Many changes have come since then, the biggest of which is the news that I’m moving out the country in June 2016 to serve with the U.S. Peace Corps. So, that’s my excuse. If you’d like to … More Creamy Butternut Squash Soup
“That’s good enough to make for company.” It’s what my mom usually says when I make these cheesy, herbed potatoes. Company food. The concept is very 1950s. For me, it evokes images of a juicy pot roast and all the trimmings. It includes retro pre-dinner cocktails with tiny onions on toothpicks. I’m not a fan of the … More Good enough for company.
Though I did recently make a variation on this Finnish flatbread, my oven and stove haven’t seen much action recently. That doesn’t mean I haven’t had great meals. In the past few weeks I’ve visited an Ohio City staple, Market Garden Brewery, which was exceptional as always; stopped for a kick ass burger at Fox & Hound … More Stove off. Travel on.
I recently bought a whole bunch of fresh dill and parsley for my No-ayo Potato Salad I took to a family potluck. Now I’m just cramming it in all sorts of things, including eggs and pasta, both of which will be showing up soon. Dill has found a special place in my heart and now … More Herbed quinoa stuffed bell peppers.
I’m back. Gosh, once again it’s been an unforgivably long time since I’ve posted. But I’ve good reason: I moved! On my own once again…YES! Though I enjoyed being at my parents’ house, I was more than ready to be back in my own place. And it happened before my 25th birthday, so I kept … More Squash & Turkey Shepherd’s Pie
Haven’t cooked much lately. I did make banana nut scones recently. It seems scones are a big part of my culinary repertoire. I’ve done cranberry, carrot cake, and chocolate ginger. I’ve also made fresh strawberry scones but I didn’t blog about them. Anyway, our propane grill recently completely died and it forced us to dig … More S’more comin’ soon!
On Friday my office had a potluck lunch. I decided to bring a no mayonnaise potato salad. I had two reasons for my choice: 1) I have to drive 40 minutes to work and mayo goes funky quickly; and 2) I don’t like mayonnaise. Ergo, I give you my “no-ayo” potato salad. The potluck turned … More Potluck sans mayonnaise.
If you follow me on Twitter you’ll know that I spent the weekend in Athens, Ohio, home to my alma mater, Ohio University. I went to visit one of my old roommates/friend who lives and works in Athens, and to see OU’s CHAMPION HOCKEY TEAM participate in an American Cancer Society charity tournament. The opposing … More Diet debauchery: my nostalgic weekend food binge