I don’t do giveaways too often (ok, NEVER), but when RawSpiceBar contacted me about their product, I thought it was so cool that I wanted to share it with you! So we’re teaming up to give two winners a month’s delivery of RawSpiceBar. Here’s a little bit about the company:
Thanksgiving is less than a week away! Do you have your menu set yet? Know what you’re bringing to Mom’s? No? Have no fear, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite Thanksgiving sides, appetizers, and desserts to go with your turkey. I’ve got you covered. Here we go! [Read more...]
In honor of Independence Day, I thought I’d do something a little different. Instead of a new recipe, I thought I’d re-share some of my favorite stuff for a weekend of grilling, BBQs, and all-around good times.
So, are you having burgers this weekend? Of course you are, along with the rest of the U.S. population. Be it a good ole beef burger or tofu-blackbean creation, it will be infinitely better on one of these awesome homemade buns. You can also make them into hot dog buns, too, if you’re into that. They’re also super easy to make, take less than an hour, and freeze well. Boom. (Fireworks pun intended. HILARITY!)
In my humble opinion, if life gives you an opportunity to celebrate with pastry, then by all means, do it! Even if it’s not your tradition, even if it’s not that big of a deal… why would you pass up an opportunity? That’s how I feel about Fat Tuesday. I don’t think we’ll be doing much Mardi Gras celebrating this year, but I’ll be damned if I pass up the opportunity to eat some cake to mark the day. Enter King Cake.
The problem with the King Cakes I’ve had is that they’re not particularly good. They just kind of taste like coffee cake with the fake fruit filling. It’s really not shocking, seeing as we’re so far north, so they’re not exactly “authentic” and I think the only ones I’ve had came from grocery stores. Recipe for disaster. The other problem with King Cake is that it’s traditionally covered in colored sugar or icing. And you know how I feel about food coloring… wait, do you know how I feel about food coloring? I don’t much like it. But both of those problems are both easily solved when you make it yourself. And so, to the kitchen I went. [Read more...]
As I was saying last week, something about fall just makes it so much fun to spend time in the kitchen. Every recipe I see makes me want to give it a try. All the warm spices, harvest veggies, and hearty soups and stews make me feel particularly joyful when I step into the kitchen. However, there is one thing that I’m decidedly not as crazy about. At least not as crazy as the rest of the world, apparently. [Read more...]