Anything is Possible with Popsicles

Do you ever feel like there are just too many things that you want to try cooking and/or baking? I know that in the world of foodies out there, I can’t be alone. I feel like my recipe “to-do” list is never-ending, and it doesn’t help that I keep buying more and more cookbooks. It…

Green Tart!

So, who wants spinach and fennel fronds for dinner? What, no takers? Spinach and fennel fronds don’t sound like dinner to you? Come on… it’s better than you think. Veggies are good for us! Especially those green ones – at least, that’s what I’m hearing these days 🙂 So as everyone is probably now painfully…

Pickled Daikon & Carrots

Pickles are strangely addictive. I don’t know why more foods aren’t pickled (nor why I don’t make pickles more often). This particular recipe is for refrigerator pickles (i.e. they aren’t processed and sealed, thus they should last about a month in the fridge) and are sweeter rather than salty. In fact the flavor is somewhat…

Spaghetti Squash Bread

Yep. That’s my drive home from work. Isn’t it pretty? I should preface this recipe by telling you that we spent much of this past weekend thrift store shopping (don’t worry, we’ll come around to the Spaghetti Squash Bread eventually, but if you’re too impatient just scroll down). Anyway, I tend to get excited when…

Grilled Beef with Broccoli Slaw Salad

Yay! It’s now 2012! Can you believe it? I sure can’t. 2011 went by in a crazy blur, and now it’s 2012. Here’s to a happy and healthy new year!!! Kirk and I rang in 2012 with homemade lasagna, tiramisu, and reruns of The Big Bang Theory. It may not sound exciting to you, but…

Tiramisu, Classically Simplified

I know, I know. It’s been ages since I last wrote. In fact, it’s been almost a year. Can you believe it? I can’t. It’s a long story. You can find the brief version in the updated “About Emily” section of the blog. However, until I find more time to explain myself, I thought I…

Who loves Bananas and Chocolate?

Yep. You’re looking at the results of a two year obsession that I *think* is finally over. Most of us know that there are THOUSANDS of banana bread recipes out there, and it’s nearly impossible (if you’re me…) to find one that is really exceptional. I have tried many recipes that I like, even some…

Carrot Bread

First off, I need to start of this post by explaining the photos above. Because I know most of you have no context for just how bad the snow storm was (you know, that blizzard thing we had last week), I though I’d post a couple of comparison photos that I took over the weekend….

Snow Cookies

So, I have to admit something. I really (and I mean really…) wanted to call these cookies “Blizzaster Cookies” – there was just something snazzy about it. However, I worried that name wouldn’t really be universally appealing, so I went with “Snow Cookies” instead. For those of you that might not know, the Midwest recently (i.e. this…

How to store Ginger

Several years ago, when I first really got into cooking, one of the small nit-picky things that annoyed me the most was the fact that EVERYTIME I bought fresh ginger, I would use a tiny bit for the recipe that called for it, and the rest of the root would proceed to get squishy and…