Finding my voice

For the few of you who read this I’m sure you’ve noticed I haven’t been posting much lately and what I have posted really isn’t saying anything much. It’s not because I haven’t been cooking, it’s not because I don’t want to share what I’m doing. It’s coming down to trying to find my voice…

Music to my ears

Do you listen to music while you cook? Do you watch tv? Do you cook in silence so you can hear what the food is doing while it’s cooking? Do you prefer to have people around so you can converse while you prep and cook? Or does it not matter what is going on around…

Skillet cookie

If you’ve read my last post as well as beginning to read this one you may notice a trend starting to happen. I’m using my cast iron quite a bit again. I’ve always wanted to bake a skillet cookie but have struggled to get it right. I’ve finally figured it out. First, don’t try to…

New Dish Sunday

Took a recipe from the America’s Test Kitchen book “Cook it in cast iron” today and was very pleased with how it turned out. Too often on my first attempt at a new recipe I somehow screw it up, but tonight that did not happen. I own a handful of cast iron skillets as well…

New toys

I am always wanting to add more clutter to my cupboards. I love perusing the cooking aisles, stores, and websites looking for kitchen tools I don’t have but might need. Do I need most of them? No. But I love looking. I love thinking about what I might be able to do with the different…

Feeding a child

How do you feed your child? Do you cook something different from what you are making? Do you child proof the recipe of the dish you are making? How good of a palate does your child have? Does your child help in the kitchen? Do you let them take over when they know the recipe?…

New ambitions

It’s been too long since I wrote a post. It’s been too long since I had ambition to write about what I was cooking. Some would say it was a break. It was not. It was pure laziness. Not in the kitchen, but with writing about what I was doing. I’ve actually been doing quite…

Sunday Night Pizza

When I was a kid there were many weekends we ended with making pizza for dinner. I would watch my dad mix the dough he had poured from a box. While we waited for the dough to rise he would butter the baking sheets so the dough wouldn’t stick. He’d prep the toppings and pre-heat…

Sunday Dinner

My urge to cook has returned. For weeks I had struggled to find the motivation to cook. Sure I was making meals for the family, but trying new things and creating meals for enjoyment just wasn’t happening.  Thankfully things have finally changed and my desire to create in the kitchen has returned. This weekend I…

Fall Baking

The season isn’t quite here but we’ve had some cooler temps recently and it’s put me in the mood to bake. I enjoy baking, but only in the colder months. Something I haven’t mentioned yet on this blog is that I eat a gluten free diet. Due to some dietary restrictions I have found it…