Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Playing House. You should check out that site for the original recipe and better photos.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
I got this recipe from the blog Adora's Box. Check it out: you won't regret it!
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Anyway, everyone absolutely loved this. Except me. I'm not a fan of blue cheese, even though I decided to try it, so the salad wasn't really mt thing. Also, I need to get a hot sauce that isn't Tabasco. But the chicken was crispy and perfect, so I'll try this again.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
I'm not sure it needed as much oil as I used.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Cheese is something that comforts people, I think, especially milder cheeses. They aren't shocking. They're smooth-tasting. Cheese has protein so it makes you feel sated and a little indulgent. When cheese is warm it feels creamy. I think this feeling of smoothness is something common to many forms of comfort.
For many people, carbohydrates are comforting. They're metabolized more easily into sugars than plant foods, and they make you feel satisfied. Pasta is a common comfort food.
Bacon, of course, is deliciously high in fat. It's exactly what our primitive bodies crave, and a ready source of energy.
Many people's comfort foods are things that they ate as children. Maybe it was a special treat; maybe it was a Friday-night staple. But whatever it was, it's all tangled up with memories of being happy, and safe, and satisfied. The food taps into, or fills, a certain emotional need.
I wonder if there's ever been a study done on what qualities foods possess that make people feel comforted?
Anyway, we used to have this all the time at my house, and it falls into my category of comfort foods. It's also pretty easy to make. Go ahead and try it: you won't have regrets! (well, you might, but they won't be about the food)
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
An Edible Mosaic, which is a pretty darn cool blog. I did end up making some changes, mostly due to a lack of proper ingredients. You should check out the blog and see the original!
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
I have to say, when I first saw the idea for these eggs on the blog For the Love of Cooking, I was a little sceptical. I mean, eggs and onions? Scrambled? Yeah, right. The point is that they were excellent: creamy, simple, delicious. Onions really do make a nice breakfast companion. This is my version of the recipe I found on her blog. By the way, that blog is amazing: you should check it out!
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
I am a firm believer that coleslaw can be a meal unto itself, and not only a side-dish from St. Hubert Barbecue (though if you ever have occasion to pick up for me, I prefer traditional to creamy). Anyway, this one turned out nice, though it could have been spicier. Either way, it was lovely. If you can't find the reduced calorie coleslaw dressing, you can use regular. However, the difference is about 40 calories per tablespoon, so you might want to look for the light one.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Piccante Dolce, which I really like and which, frankly, has an awesome name.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
The Chic Life, which all around reminds me that everyone else is doing more with their lives than I am. But I digress. While I liked her idea, I didn't really love the part about putting butter in oatmeal. Or the sugar, either: I've learned that I don't like my oatmeal sweet. This recipe is my version, and I really loved the little pockets of chocolate, as well as the creamy texture. Yum!
Coconut and Lime.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Living Lou, though I substituted my own way of preparing couscous.
Week of Menus, which is awesome. Just so you know, every blog I've ever linked to is better than mine. Seriously: check them out. Anyway, these asparagus were yummy: if there was a spicy candy on the market, I'd say these tasted like candy. Enough said -- make them. Try them. They're delicious. I adapted the recipe just enough so that it serves one.
Monday, October 3, 2011
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Kitchen Trial and Error, but lightened it up a bit.
Friday, September 30, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
No Recipes, except that I don't actually have Japanese sweet potatoes (satsumaimo). It turned out really well: I'd make this again for sure!