Slow Cooker Jambalya

I have recently become addicted to Pinterest. At first I was kind of flummoxed: what is the point? Saving collections of pretty pictures? But then I realized I could use it to keep track of recipes. Cool! And then I realized I could use it to look at all the recipes other people were keeping … Continue reading

Roasted Butternut and Pork Chili

This recipe is based on a Cooking Light recipe, but I changed up a bunch of stuff (some ingredients and some prep) so I’m posting my own version: 1 tablespoon olive oil 3/4 cup chopped onion 1 medium garlic clove, minced 1 pound boneless pork shoulder, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 1  tablespoon ancho chili powder … Continue reading

On Wasting Not and Wanting Not

For as many hits as I have in the kitchen, I have more than my fair share of misses.  Sometimes things don’t work, for many reasons.  The recipe might not be the best, the ingredients might not be right, the stars aligned wrong that day, or *horror of horrors* I could have actually made a … Continue reading

Shrimp Etouffee

When I’m feeling crappy and stressed, sometimes I like to cook something slightly more involved. This is probably a little crazy, but having lots of stuff to keep track of and do with my hands is kind of mantra-like for me. And so yet again I profess my love for Emeril Lagasse and his recipes. … Continue reading

The Return of the Bacon

I don’t know much about growing seasons, but for some reason we get some winter squash in the dead of summer from our CSA. I’m not complaining – I love winter squash. It’s 105 degrees here in Texas today, but I decided to make one of my favorite comfort food recipes anyway. Maybe if I … Continue reading

Yogurt, Granola, and Some Thoughts on Food

Fair warning – this has nothing to do with our delightful CSA box.  I’m feeling very accomplished because I made my own yogurt and my own granola.  Then I fed it to my cloth diapered, still breastfed toddler before we went to mama/baby yoga class.  I’m just a pair of hemp underpants away from buying … Continue reading

Grilled Cabbage

Some friends of ours make grilled cabbage at a bbq we hosted last year and I was amazed at how delicious it was. I have a confession to make. My CSA cabbage often goes unused. I only have a couple recipes up my sleeve that use it. I used to put it in stir-fries, but … Continue reading

Red Velvet Blackberry Pancakes

Doesn’t that sound spiffy? Okay, it was really just a big experiment, but it came out pretty good in the end. I took my standard pancake recipe, and added 2-3 tablespoons of cocoa powder and a cup of finely grated raw beets (I use a microplane grater). Check out this crazy looking batter: After pouring … Continue reading

Quiche

Quiche is a beautiful thing. It seems so sophisticated, so elegant, but it’s really just a delicious catch-all for your spare veggies and cheese. I hadn’t made one in a while, so when I saw this recipe in my latest issue of Cooking Light, I decided to give it a whirl. Of course, I changed … Continue reading