Archive for the ‘ Cooking ’ Category

Corn Chowder

My 14 year old nephew got his first official job this summer.  He’s working on a farm picking crops for them to sell at grocery stores and local markets.  So far he’s picked cucumbers, peas and corn.  They start at 6 am and go until they are done for the day – usually between 9 and noon. I’m so impressed by his desire to work those early mornings! Last weekend when…

Chicken Bruschetta

This is one of my go to summer dinners,  You can grill the chicken outside so the kitchen doesn’t heat up and if you serve it with a salad, you never have to turn on the stove.  I usually start making it in the spring when the weather starts getting nice and I long for summer.  It’s so simple but it’s really satisfying. Chicken Bruschetta Ingredients: Chicken Breasts 2 Vine…

Roasted Chicken

Do you guys know Andie from Can You Stay for Dinner?  I love her blog.  I’ve followed her for years now.  Her recipes are delicious and her story is amazing.  Stop by her blog and you’ll asking if she can invite you for dinner.  I made her recipe for Light Italian Chicken Salad with Roasted Garlic for dinner this week. Oh. My. God.  It was soo good.  Her recipe was…

Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Brussel Sprouts

    I eat with my eyes first (as most people do).  But I also hate doing dishes so typically when I’m cooking for myself and my husband, I serve directly from the stove and don’t really present the food on a platter or set the table with more than a fork, knife and paper napkin.  But some days, I want my dinner to look like I actually made an effort…

Scrambled Eggs

For breakfast eggs I’m pretty simple: fried with a runny yolk (over easy) or slow cooked scrambled with sea salt – no pepper.  I cannot stand runny whites, or dried scrambled though.  I will feed the whole thing to the dog.  Also, if my over easy eggs have a cooked yolk – right to the dog it goes…so maybe I’m not that simple, or easy… … When my brother gave…

Blackened Fish Tacos

    Last night I made fish tacos for the second time ever, and they turned out fabulous! P and I have been trying to limit the amount of refined sugar and flour we’re eating so we thought fish tacos on corn tortillas would satisfy the urge for tacos while staying healthy.   I picked out really fresh fish from my local Whole Foods and ingredients to make my own salsa and red…

Tomato Mozz Skewers

This obviously isn’t a brand new idea but it’s a good one! Fresh tomato and fresh mozzarella are a no brainer during the summer but I saw these teeny tiny little mozz balls and cherry tomatos that went perfectly together and couldn’t resist making a cute little app.  They are so easy to put together and people love to pop ’em in during a cocktail party or get together.  They…

Aw-Shucks Style Corn

Forth of July is this weekend and if you’re looking for a way to dress up your corn on the cob – I have the perfect recipe for you.  I first tried this type of corn when I was in college and I fell in love.  Since then when I have corn on the cob it’s either plain or Aw-Shucks style.  When I introduce this corn to anyone they immediately…

Egg Boats

During our lunch break at work a few weeks ago, one of my coworkers was telling us about the delicious eggs that were served at a brunch she had been to.  They were served in baguettes!  Another coworker said that sounds good – better put that recipe up on Blushing Baker so I can try it!  So I did as I was told!  I made these to bring to a…

Mac and Cheese that’s fit for Bikini Season

I love mac and cheese. I love every and any variety (except for truffle and lobster – I know–I’m weird).  From blue box to gourmet and everything in between.  It’s true comfort food to me.  When I’m having a hard week or getting over a cold – all I think about it ooey gooey melty cheese in all ways but especially in baked macaroni and cheese.   I’m in the middle…