I’m in a bit of a cooking frenzy at Chambre Du Mange* today. It’s based on cravings + social responsibility (to bring side a side dish to dinner) + my regular Sunday cooking for my lunches for the week. Also known as food I want to eat, food I want to share, and food I… Continue reading Look Who’s Cooking
More accurately, peanut butter for use in peanut butter cookies... I grew up in a Jif Peanut butter house. It’s all I knew. I thought Skippy and Peter Pan tasted funny. The kids who grew up on Skippy and Peter Pan felt the same about Jif. Essentially though, all commercial peanut butter is about… Continue reading Peanut Butter
Post-St. Patrick’s Day and the cabbage is cheap. And cabbage one of the star ingredients for household favorite: kielbasa, cabbage and potato stir fry. Guess what's for dinner? Though not technically a classic stir-fry, that's what I call the cooking technique for this meal because I cook it fast, in one pan, on high heat, and throw… Continue reading Cabbage is Cheap and the Stir-Fry is Easy
I don’t do adorable or cute. Especially when it comes to food that I’m making. Especially when it come to baking. My food is functional. This is true when I’m making meals. I don’t want the plate of food to look gross, but I’m not going to plate my food like a chef in a… Continue reading What have we here?
Nothing makes me feel I’ve got my shit together more than making an egg sandwich on my way to work in the morning. Cooking breakfast, meaning actually heating up a pan…on the stove (!), channels both 50’s housewives and the “you can do it all” woman of the 21st century and it's simple. It just… Continue reading Cheese and Egg Sandwich Sweat
People love shrimp. It is America's most popular seafood, by far. Fried shrimp. Shrimp scampi. Shrimp Cocktail. Shrimp is yummy. This post about shrimp cocktail and how sometimes it makes me sad. Shrimp cocktail is a throwback appetizer. When I was a kid, me and my brother would split a shrimp cocktail and drink… Continue reading Cheap Shrimp is Still Shrimp
Certainly a piece of my brain knows that I'm not supposed to eat leftovers from my refrigerator after the 3rd or 4th day, certainly not on the 5th or 6th, which I do all the time, and most assuredly not on the 8th day, which I'm alive to tell you, I've done. It's true the… Continue reading Leftovers – Day Eight