Monthly archives: October, 2014

Browned Butter Pumpkin Bread

Browned Butter Pumpkin Bread

I love browned butter.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again!   There’s something about the nuttiness of it and the extra punch of flavor that it adds.  I’ll let you in on a little secret, sometimes when I’m making popcorn, I let my butter brown on purpose.  I really don’t use a


Hearty Beef Chili

There’s nothing better than a big bowl of chili on a cold fall or winter night.  As the weather changes, I like to cook more comfort food.  I think about meals like soup, chili, and stew and then I know I could never become a vegetarian.  Sure I know there’s plenty of meat substitutes that


Shrimp and Scallop Ceviche

By definition, ceviche is made from raw fish or shellfish that is cooked in some type of acid (normally a citrus juice like lemon or lime juice).  I happen to love it because it reminds me of warm weather, sitting by the beach, drinking a beer and enjoying some ceviche with chips.  You can really


Crockpot Apple Butter

Every fall I like to take the kids apple picking.  There’s something that just makes the apples taste better right off the tree.  Although this year, I think the kids were distracted so there was not much eating going on.  At any rate, we always pick all the apples we can use and then some


Twice Baked Potatoes

Twice baked potatoes.  Bacon.  Cheese.  How do you go wrong with that?  I know, I know…it’s not the healthiest side dish in the world.  But sometimes, it’s OK to be a little bit bad as long as you don’t go overboard.  So the other day I had a couple Idaho baking potatoes.  I don’t really


Orange Marmalade Glazed Chicken

One could find it very easy to get very bored with chicken.  Some weeks we eat chicken so much it feels like I am turning into a chicken.  But then there’s the days when you try something that you like and so you try a variation on it.  The concept is simple – sear the


Pioneer Woman’s Crazy Brownies

I’m a Food Network junkie!  I admit it.  I DVR all kinds of cooking shows and then at night, once the kids are in bed, I can watch them commercial-free.  So one of the shows I love to watch is the Pioneer Woman.  She has amazing food and I love her blog.  KB just likes


Mediterranean Chicken Bake

There’s something about chicken that’s incredibly satisfying.  It’s so versatile and you can do practically anything with it.  And when you cook it certain ways it can be extremely healthy!  The other day I was searching for something to do with chicken that was out of our normal box.  Perhaps it was because I was


Crockpot Apple Sauce

The other day I made applesauce.  I made it in my favorite kitchen appliance, my crockpot.  It’s surprisingly easy to make and takes almost no active time.  Simply peel the apples, add a little bit of sugar and a little bit of spice and you come out at the end with everything nice!  It’s ridiculously


Seared Sea Scallops in a Butter Herb Sauce

Sea scallops are delicious!  Both KB and I are addicted to them.  Sea scallops are the large scallop as opposed to the bay scallop which is tiny.  There’s nothing better than fresh sea scallops.  You can, of course, buy the sea scallops that are flash frozen and defrost and eat, but there’s nothing quite like