I know, I know. You’re thinking, “Artisan monkey bread??” And now you’re humming “One of These Things is Not Like the Other.”
Oh that’s just me?
I bought Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. And it’s awesome. Great concept, especially for those of us who are prone to thinking, at 5:00 [...]
I cooked down and pureed a bunch of peaches, thinking I would sneak it into yogurt for The Kiddo. Unfortunately he’s onto me and watched the yogurt preparation with an eagle eye. Plan B: something sneakier.
So I found this recipe here (there are TONS of peach recipes! Check them out!) and [...]
Want to know what happens if you let your cast iron sit around, unused, with a lid fused to the skillet? Allow me to show you.
Please to remember: I have a love of cast iron. A serious, deep, and abiding love. And the pretty, shiny skillets to prove it:
See how [...]
I’d like you to meet my BFF in the spice cabinet: Miracle Blend.
Why do they call it that? Well, because it is indeed a miracle. For reals. It is the fastest, easiest way to transform anything with a single spice (that makes it sound a little bit like Superman). I use it [...]
We go through a lot of this in the summer. It’s so good, so quick, and so easy to change it up with whatever you have on hand. For this batch I used:
8 oz. uncooked pasta shells Splash of olive oil Ken’s Lite Northern Italian w/Basil & Romano dressing About 12 pepperoni [...]
Do we all remember my Pain de Mie fail? Cute, right? Well this is what happens when you actually have a pain de mie pan:
Square bready goodness.
Following this recipe from King Arthur Flour (I know, you’re shocked), I let the bread rise to within about 1/2 inch of the top of [...]
Curtain rods! How great is this?
I saw this in a magazine and it’s flipping brilliant. Two little tension curtain rods from Target for about $6 (for the pair) and I don’t have to fear an avalanche of cookie sheets when I open the cabinet. Score!
Your turn! [...]
The Yankee went back for seconds!
I found this recipe here and here, then went about a couple modifications; The Yankee and I were in the mood for something with a little more kick, more like General Tso’s chicken than sweet and sour. The Kiddo, shockingly, was in the mood for Cheerios.
After all that yogurt straining, I ended up with quite a bit of whey. Time to make biscuits!
2 cups King Arthur AP flour 1 tsp salt 1 Tbsp baking powder 1/4 cup powdered milk (for extra protein and creaminess) 1/2 tsp instant yeast 2 Tbsp shortening 2 Tbsp cold butter 1 cup [...]
As discussed, The Kiddo loves him some yogurt. The problem is that it’s so creamy and fabulous the he sometimes has issues keeping it on the spoon all by himself; all by yourself is very important when you’re two.
Enter the cheesecloth! By straining out some of the whey from the yogurt you make it [...]