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Basic Homemade Granola Bars

Homemade Granola Bars

So, the last time I tried to make granola bars at home, I left the kitchen to go out in the garden, got distracted, and even though I cooked them for the time quoted in the recipe, it was too long for this particular batch, and I ended up with some burned granola. And some […]

Cooked up on March 4, 2013

More like this: baking | breakfast | brunch | dairy free | fitness focus | frugal | fun | healthy eating | lunch | pantry | side | snack | Uncategorized | under 1 hour | vegetarian

DIY Coffee Liqueur

DIY Coffee Liqueur

I learned how to spell “liqueur” just for this occasion. Really. This week I also learned how to spell “polyurethane.” But that was not for food. I promise. I love mixing my own cocktails, and I love even more when I can make them with ingredients I made myself (see also my Lemon Sage Martini). […]

Cooked up on February 11, 2013

More like this: boozy | cocktail | coffee | date night | drinks | entertaining | six ingredients or less | Uncategorized

Homemade Almond Butter

Make your own almond butter

Do you have a food processor? Does it work? Then you can make your own almond butter at home! I remember the first time I bought some fresh almond butter – it was at a Sunflower Market in Boulder, which I think has been bought out by Sprouts nowadays. I miss that grocery store! They […]

Making your own ricotta

It all started with about a half gallon of 1 percent organic milk. It expired the day we got back from vacation. Generally Dave and I tend to still drink milk if it passes the smell test. But this time there was a lot of milk left, and there was no way we’d finish it […]

Cooked up on September 18, 2012

More like this: DIY | fall | frugal | fun | gluten free | six ingredients or less

In Which We Build a Backyard Oven, Part I

So, I’ve been posting on the various social medias about this oven project. I figured it was time to go into a little more detail! Every year for our anniversary (so, all two so far 🙂 ), Dave and I get each other a new toy to share. Last year’s fun toy was the beautiful […]

Cooked up on August 2, 2012

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Raspberry Jam… Two Ingredients

It’s berry season, and I don’t care where you live, you’ve gotta get your hands on some fresh ones. ESPECIALLY if you’re in the Pacific Northwest. It’s practically your civic duty. We are lucky enough to live next to neighbors with a big pack of berry bushes and a willingness to share. And there are […]

Field Report from the Portland Food Swap

I had such a great time at my first food swap that I accidentally shouted at my husband when I got home (with enthusiasm, not with anger). What a great time! I loved meeting so many local foodies and seeing what everyone has made! Brigette and I are already planning our offerings for the next […]

Cooked up on March 26, 2012

More like this: DIY | food swap | frugal | misc | pantry | portland

Homemade Cherry Soda

This isnt’ the first time that we’ve dabbled in soda-making, but it has definitely been the easiest recipe! Dave’s made ginger ale, root beer and cream soda before. It’s hard to choose a favorite, but the other three usually involve well, cooking. Haha. Which isn’t a problem in itself. But it’s funny to try something […]

Cooked up on January 26, 2012

More like this: DIY | drinks | misc | party | six ingredients or less | super bowl snack | Uncategorized

Eight ways to escape paying for airport food

Our upcoming trip to Florida included, Dave and I never buy airport food (except coffee). Why? Because even the sandwiches at the “delis” and “bakeries” are often pretty gross. And who knows why that is. But why eat that stuff when you can bring your own? The only thing you have to remember is that […]

Cooked up on January 12, 2012

More like this: DIY | frugal | healthy eating | lunch | pantry | snack | travel

Julia Child’s White Bread

I love spending Saturday mornings in the kitchen with a big cup of coffee and a good baking project. A baking project that I can have for breakfast as soon as it’s done baking, or share with my hubby later in the day and throughout the week. Here’s a recipe that’s one of my favorites: […]

Cooked up on September 23, 2011

More like this: baking | family | frugal | pantry | vegetarian