Archive for the 'Experimental Kitchenry' Category

Salt crusted potatoes

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Recently, on some cooking show or other, (I watch a lot of them) we saw salt crusted potatoes. On friday, we attempted them. Super easy and very yummy. Start with some small potatoes. I think that the recipe I found called for fingerlings. I used some sort of small golden potato that Kroger had. Put […]

40 garlic chicken

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

I’ve got a chicken in the crockpot, it’s been going for a couple of hours, still needs a couple. For the first time I am trying it without adding a lot of liquid to it. My friend Mari is the one who told me that I could do a whole chicken in the crockpot. We […]

constant craving

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

I find myself craving Mexican food very often. Sometimes though, I really just want margaritas, the food is secondary. Yesterday was one of those cases. I had talked to the boyfriend about going out for tacos and when he asked me why I wanted to go I had to admit that I really just wanted […]

A week of good eating!

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

I’ve cooked three times since Saturday and everything has turned out great! There’s been a lot of happy belly rubbing in our house. On Saturday, I made chicken fajitas with Pioneer Woman’s Pico de Gallo and guacamole. On Tuesday, I tried a pasta dish I found linked on Facebook and on Wednesday I made the […]

another post already? are you ok?

Monday, June 7th, 2010

We went to a bbq this weekend with lots of Sparks’ old (and my not so old) friends. We took a bean salad as a side dish – it got rave reviews from the darling Robin. This is just something I made up once upon a time and it’s always a work in progress or […]

you put WHAT in the soup?

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

I am probably the only person I know who will make soup with filet mignon. Several months ago, I bought a whole beef tenderloin. I trimmed the chain off and cut it into small bits and put it into a baggie in the freezer. I also cut several small steaks and put them in the […]

If I’d known you were coming…

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

For the last few weeks, Tastespotting has been filled with Rainbow Cakes (google them, you’ll find a lot of images with great explanations). The colors call to me. I wanted to make my own, especially when I saw someone else make them into cupcakes. Besides, I needed to test out my oven, y’know. I mixed […]

Bread pudding for Daddy

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

My poppakins, he lurves the bread pudding. I lurves to experiment in the kitchen. I had a half loaf of challah and a desire to be nice to the daddoo, so it was time to embark upon an adventure. Paula Dean would have spit it out with a patoo, not enough butter or sugar. I […]

A conquered fear

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Last night I finally beat my fear of the flame! I flambeed bananas foster. Maybe they were a bit better for it, I’m not sure. Now that I don’t have a big greasy range hood, I decided to give it a shot. I started a fire in the kitchen ON PURPOSE and the world did […]

cook something new day!

Saturday, September 6th, 2008

More experimentation for dinner. I decided to head to Fresh Market and let it inspire me for dinner. Braised chicken sausages Garlic green beans couscous and… roasted brussel sprouts! Go ahead, get all the icks out. I’d never had a brussel sprout, and honestly they didn’t “look to suit me” as Pop would say. So, […]