Archive for 2012

Walnut pesto

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Pasta is one of the easiest things in the world to make, so I do it often. I thought it might be nice to get a little variety in the types of frozen sauces that I have on hand, so after the Italian Sausage sauce I decided to go for a pesto. For those out […]

Italian sausage pasta sauce

Monday, November 5th, 2012

One of the main reasons I started this blog was to give myself a reason to cook more. Unfortunately, most of the time I get home from work too tired to do anything constructive, so I end up ordering out or just not eating. Recently I decided that I would solve this problem by making […]

Double chocolate chip cookies

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Sometimes, chocolate chip cookies just don’t have enough chocolate. I’m a massive chocoholic, so this is true for me a lot of the time. After trying a few different recipes for the extreme chocolate flavor I was looking for, I stumbled across this dangerous recipe from Leela Cyd for double chocolate chip cookies. As always, […]

Beecher’s cheese sauce homemade mac and cheese

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Last time we made mac and cheese it turned out pretty good, but we thought we could do better. Digging around on my favorite food site in the world, foodgawker, I found this recipe from My Cooking Quest in the #4 all-time most gawked slot. We had just stopped at a cheese place in Wisconsin […]

New York Times chocolate chip cookies

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Everyone has a chocolate chip cookie recipe that they swear by. Unfortunately, everyone, I’m here to tell you that you’re wrong (just kidding… kind of). I made these New York Times chocolate chip cookies at the advice of someone in college, and they started me on a baking journey that has continued to this day, […]

Sun-dried tomato turkey meatballs with walnut pesto

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Continuing our quest to get rid of the massive amounts of ground turkey in our freezer (who am I kidding, this is a problem I love to have!), we decided to make some meatballs. Abby has been doing Crossfit lately, and Crossfitters are all about the Paleo diet. She found this recipe from Everyday Paleo […]

Spiced turkey burgers with goat cheese and honey

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

In a recent trip to Peoria Meat Market, I picked up a ton of on-sale ground turkey, so expect to see a bunch of turkey dishes coming up on the blog. For our first feat, we decided to make turkey burgers. For some reason I was craving goat cheese, so I specifically sought out a […]

Triple D homemade mac and cheese

Sunday, June 24th, 2012

I’ve been stopping in at the excellent cheese store Pastoral on my way home from work once every few weeks. On a recent trip I picked up some of Milton Creamery’s Prairie Breeze cheddar (better description from Pastoral), which the cheese guy told me to try making a mac and cheese out of. I was […]

Pan sauteed beef tenderloin, twice-cooked broccoli with a balsamic reduction, roasted red pepper and sun-dried tomato soup

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

Yeesh. You can tell by the length of the title that this was a complicated meal. It’s probably the most complicated meal I’ve ever prepared, or at least the one with the most things simultaneously occurring. Abby and I had our three year anniversary on Tuesday, so we decided to whip up something special (and […]

Mug brownie #1

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Although I still have most of my baking supplies, I purposefully removed most options for dessert from our apartment because otherwise I would be eating them almost constantly. But every once in a while (ok… pretty much every day), I get a craving for something chocolatey. Instead of making a batch of cookies or brownies, […]