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Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

I hate wasting food. Usually we are pretty good about using stuff before it goes bad, but sometimes – especially when you bake a lot- you can end up with some weird odds and ends – egg yolks or whites, extra pie filling, etc. This week after making that delicious, delicious herb butter, we had […]

Homemade Refried Beans

I was never a big refried bean person as a kid (Heck, I barely ate beans as a kid. I made up some weird crap to get out of eating green beans). As I got older and realized that things that look kind of funky sometimes taste delicious, I tried refried beans out of a […]

Cooked up on April 25, 2012

More like this: dinner | frugal | fun | gluten free | healthy eating | lunch | party | side | six ingredients or less | uses for leftovers

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

Homemade Marshmallows!

What a fun project this was! Also, it was the messiest thing we have done in the kitchen that’s been ours for about six months. As part of a larger project that I can’t comment on at this time, Dave and I bought ourselves a candy thermometer and decided to make homemade marshmallows. It was […]

Cooked up on October 20, 2011

More like this: dessert | holiday | misc | pantry | vegetarian

Six Ingredients or Less Dinner: Pasta with Fava Beans

A few weeks ago (before vacation), we had the pleasure of getting more fava beans in our bi-weekly CSA box. The last time I made them, Dave was out of town and I was eating by myself – but really, that time we had a pretty small amount of beans. This time we got plenty […]

Cooked up on August 17, 2011

More like this: CSA | dinner | summer | Uncategorized

Fresh and Delicious: Zucchini Fritters with Yogurt

We just got back from an amazing weekend at the coast, in which I was totally offline for 48 hours ish, except for a few necessary map lookups 🙂 On Saturday we all (Dave and I and two good friends) spent an hour taking photos and collecting sand dollars. Afterward we were laying on the […]

Cooked up on August 8, 2011

More like this: CSA | dinner | garden | six ingredients or less | summer

For breakfast this weekend, have some homemade jam. No canning required.

Did you know that if you aren’t making preserves that will live on a shelf for month – you’re just making jam instead that you’ll stick in your fridge and use in a few days – then making jam is totally easy? We are talking fruit, sugar, saucepan, done. This is a perfect application for […]

Cooked up on August 5, 2011

More like this: breakfast | brunch | CSA | dessert | garden | six ingredients or less | summer

Six Ingredient Lunch: Greek-ish Pasta Salad

Last week Dave and I discovered a weird problem: we need to eat more calories, or at least change their distribution throughout the day. Both of us had a day where we had a green salad for lunch that was delicious, but since we both run either before work or during lunch we were both […]

Cooked up on August 4, 2011

More like this: garden | lunch | six ingredients or less | summer | Uncategorized

Easy Zucchini Dip: An Experiment

I may have mentioned that I’m on a quest to find new and interesting ways to use the zucchini we have. I think we are down to two in the fridge after my latest experiment, in which I wrote a recipe for zucchini dip. I was thinking about how we made baba ghanoush over the […]

Cooked up on August 3, 2011

More like this: CSA | garden | lunch | six ingredients or less | snack | summer | Uncategorized

Rhubarb Compote and Garden Update

This weekend we did a lot of work on the garden, because when I woke up I noticed that the tomato plants were falling over onto each other. There’s so much fruit! In a couple of weeks, it is going to be time for salsa and tomato sauce AND, what I’m most excited about: learning […]

Cooked up on August 2, 2011

More like this: breakfast | brunch | dessert | garden | six ingredients or less | snack | summer