Category Basics

Basics: Pesto

Nothing says “summer” like a huge batch of basil pesto. The stuff you buy at the store can’t hold a candle to the real deal, and it couldn’t be easier! As you can see, I am just swimming in basil. So I pruned down my bushes, gave it a quick bath and spin-dry, and crammed […]

I love a good salad

I love a good salad. I really do. Most people think salads are for dieters, but I think a crisp, clean, fresh salad is one of the most versatile meals you can make for yourself, and a great way to use up whatever you have. Tonight, I had to use up bacon. Oh yes. I […]

Couscous Salad

Couscous: The pasta so nice they named it twice! I’m honestly not a huge pasta fan. I don’t crave it the way many other people do. While I’m almost always happy eating it, it’s not something I seek out, and I almost never order it at a restaurant (well, except maybe when mac and cheese […]

Basics: Yogurt

I used to think the only people who made their own yogurt were crazy hippies. Well, now I wonder why everyone doesn’t make their own. Frankly, I got tired of paying $1+ for a 6oz container of Chobani. While delicious and convenient, there had to be a better way. And after reading Make the Bread, […]

Guac Attack!

If you ask any of my friends what I love most in this world, they will probably say guacamole. I mean, who doesn’t love a rich, creamy, spicy, fresh, garlicky dip of amazing flavor? And it is so quick and easy. I regularly whip up some guac for a weeknight dinner in just ten minutes […]

Basics: Chicken Stock

Making your own chicken stock is incredibly easy. Now I am kicking myself for not making it for all these years. But in the last month I have made two batches, basically for free. And it is thick and rich and doesn’t contain any unneccessary additives. For example, the brand I used before contained “chicken […]

Pizza! Pizza!

I. Love. Pizza.Who doesn’t? What I love most about pizza (aside from being a vehicle to get bread and cheese into my mouth) is that it is endlessly customizable. I am pretty certain that at any given moment, I can take some random stuff in my kitchen and with minimal effort, make it into a […]

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