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Vegetables, Vegetables

Blistering Heat

What do you do with a 2 lb box of mixed cherry and grape tomatoes? Well, you can eat them raw, or garnish (several) salads with them…or you can cook them in butter! Just like bacon, everything tastes better with butter. So, we’re gonna pop […]

Leftovers, Pork, Uncategorized

Cheap Dinner Date

Chef Husband, “Any ideas for dinner?” Me: “Nope.” Chef Husband: (half) jokingly, “Hey, I think there’s a can of SPAM in the cabinet.” Guess what I went looking for…  With a challenge before me, to overcome and elevate a less than desirable product, my first […]

Fruit, Sauces, Techniques, Techniques

A Pressing Matter

Tonight, I was requested by Chef Husband to purée a basket of blueberries. Proudly, I dumped them into my Ninja blender, whirled them round and round, and poured some into my little strainer. I grabbed a teaspoon and pressed them, and scraped them, and swirled […]

Potatoes, Uncategorized, Vegetables

Bye Bye Spatula

Long, long ago, in a kitchen not far away… I would automatically reach for the spatula.  But my Jedi Master (Chef Husband) would teach me to not solely rely upon my customary utensil of choice, but to instead trust in my skills for moving the […]

Martinis, Uncategorized

Meyer Lemon Drop

Chef Husband brought home a beautiful pile of Meyer lemons from a friends tree. Meyers are very distinct with their sweeter flavor and softer flesh, a bit more like an orange, unlike the firm bright yellow standards found in the produce section. We try to […]

Appetizers, Eggs, Pork, Uncategorized

Out of the Frying Pan

We’re moving on from empanadas to egg rolls. Both take a “dough” wrapper of sorts, are filled with a mixture, and then sealed with egg wash, before cooking. Though we used biscuit dough and baked the empanadas, today would be a lesson in frying. I have […]

Appetizers, Chicken, Uncategorized

Pulled Chicken Empanadas

Part 2 of our empanada story (remember I perceived empanadas to be difficult to make) proves to show how quickly they can actually be made. Chef Husband simply took a roasted chicken and hand pulled the breast, mixed in diced green onion tops and flavored to taste […]

Techniques, Uncategorized

What’s Up Dock

At first glance, empanadas look a bit intimidating to make. Nevertheless, Chef Husband set me up with my mis en place, gave me a quick walkthrough, from start to finish, and I was off to the races (actually I took my time, as it’s something […]