This week when one of my best friends received her masters degree (woohoo!), I decided that I would be a great excuse to throw an impromptu dinner party. If you know anything about me (besides my undying love of cheese) it’s that I love a good dinner party. Realistically, I even love a sorta okay dinner party. Basically if there is food involved, I’m there and happy as a clam….
Before this past Labor Day, I had never attempted to master the baby back ribs for fear that I would somehow screw them up horrendously. I’ve eaten plenty of ribs in my day, some good and some not so great, but my favorites have always been the ribs that are fall-off-the-bone tender and have a crusty bark on the outside.
In my never-ending hunt for carbohydrates, I came upon the idea of using atypical flours to make my favorite homemade pasta dishes. I had no idea where to find garbanzo flour at my local supermarket, so I wandered onto the interwebs over to Amazon to search for it there. It turns out it wasn’t really that hard to find after all! Also it qualified for Prime shipping, so I was quite the happy camper. Two days later my garbanzo flour was patiently waiting at my door when I got home from work, ready to be made into some delicious, albeit somewhat difficult pasta.
Zoodles. What a weird word. It’s really fun to say but unless you’re hip to the Pinterest universe, it can sound like complete gibberish. Apparently it’s a mix of the words zucchini and noodles, though why they didn’t go with noochini is beyond me. I think I’m going to start calling it noochini from now on.. we’ll see how long that lasts.
I have decided that Memorial Day Weekend is the perfect excuse to host a brunch. I had about a 6 hour warning that my friend wanted me to host brunch at my place for 4 people for her 25th birthday so I wanted to make something that would be delicious but wouldn’t take up my entire morning….
Sundays have always been family dinner night since I was growing up, and even in my adult years I have refused to give up the tradition. Nowadays this means I take over my Dad’s kitchen on Sundays to whip up something tasty for as many people as he’ll let me have over (hehe). Watching highlights from the Olympics, I set to work figuring how I could make dinner without forcing my super lazy bum to go to the grocery store. I was not about to enter that insanity on this hot Sunday….
Whenever my boyfriend has had a long day at work or I just feel like making an easy hearty meal, 9 times out of 10 this dish is my go to. It’s relatively simple to make, doesn’t require a lot of time or ingredients, and has a really complex savory flavor that neither of us can seem to get enough of….
After making so many vegetarian dishes this week, I was really craving some kind of roast this weekend. The overcast weather always puts me in a cooking mood, especially for dishes that take at least a few hours of prep and cooking time. …
The first time I attempted to conquer the intimidating Rack of Lamb was Mother’s Day last year. I was so terrified of overcooking it that I kept pulling it out of the oven and testing it’s temperature every few minutes. Note to self: don’t do that! It not only throws off your cooking time, but it also can make the cook of your meat uneven….
When my boyfriend and I go out to dinner and there is anything duck-related on the menu, I know we’re going to have to order it. It’s probably one of his favorite foods on the planet and I’m pretty sure it mostly has to do with the crispy skin factor that usually comes with it….