Wednesday, April 24, 2019

April 24: Springy Reading, Craving, Cooking


Samin Nosrat (love her) writes about how to make fried cauliflower that is light and crispy, and the story of how the recipe came about is quite nice.

Still working my way through this Jonathan Gold Reading list. 

Gummy Bear bratwurst is a thing, it seems. 

Plague-themed cocktails for Passover (I know, I'm late. but Plagues-themed drinks can be helpful for other occasions too, no?)

Using Leftover Easter Ham (from the archives)

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Ham and Walnuts 

Ham Stir Fry

Ham and Butter Beans Cornbread Bake

Craving Spring (from the archives)

Minty Pea Ravioli

Roasted Cauliflower, Radishes & Olives

Radish Garbanzo Salad

Craving Spring (from the internets)

Asparagus and Egg Salad with Walnuts and Mint from Smitten Kitchen

Salted Honey Pie from David Lebowitz

Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies from Serious Eats


I have been following both of these grams for quite awhile. I'm featuring them here because their feeds make me so hungry and I find myself pinning recipes from them often.


Enticing recipes in gorgeously composed photos. Photos: @jonjon33


I want it all. How cute are the bunny cocktails!? Photos: @grilledcheesesocial


I made pineapple upside down cake for Easter. One of my and my Hubs' favorite treats. I need an excuse to make it more often. It's so pretty and classically crave-able. And I love how it looks with my retro jadeite. *green heart emojii* (jadeite goals: Martha)

I finally made that 2-ingredient dough everyone is talking about. As a weight-watcher, I am really impressed. So far I've used it for bagels and naan. Excited to try it for pizza, calzones, cinnamon rolls, dinner rolls... so many possibilities! If you haven't heard, it's simply plain Greek yogurt and self-rising flour, in equal amounts. It requires no rising time. I do mine in a stand mixer so I don't even have to knead it. Read more about it here. 

3 Point everything bagels.
Naan bread cooked on the grill to go with chicken kabobs!

That's about it for this week! Happy Spring! *kiss kiss*

Monday, April 08, 2019

April 8: Spring links and inspirations

Hi everyone! Happy April! Spring is sprung and I am happy about the sunshine, warmth, flowers, grilling, patios, porch time... here's some ways I've been using my free time lately:


America doesn't like arugula as much as it should

Cooking Light tests scrambled egg hacks. Apparently I need to try seltzer water?

Speaking of eggs (I have kind of a soft spot for them), check out the history of Egypt's egg incubators! An ancient technology still in use today.

It's morel season! Really really hoping to go hunting this year. Apparently it's set to be a good 'un.

I've only been to Cahokia Mounds on field trips in middle school, and have been meaning to get back there. This article talks about discovering what citizens of mound city ate. 

My husband is this guy! He is notorious for bringing the new flavors of Oreos to parties (so we don't have them at the house, you see).


Speaking of my husband, last week was our one year anniversary! (See my wedding post here) We celebrated all weekend, with a delectable dinner at Sardella (sorry, my photos did not turn out very good), then brunch (of course) the next morning at Goody Goody Diner. We went book shopping at one of our great local book stores, Left Bank Books, because the first anniversary is the paper anniversary. I can't wait to dig into all these cookbooks!

Goody Goody Diner's chicken & waffles are a St. Louis treasure.

Paper Anniversary book haul!

Drooling Over

Sesame Panna Cotta with Maple Toffee Crisp (I need more sesame desserts in my life)
Beet Braised Short Ribs
Mango Royale (My husband is supposed to tell me about all the Filipino dishes, but he didn't tell me about this icebox cake. Harrumph)
Three Cheese Everything Spice Grilled Cheese COME TO MAMA

That's it for now. Until next time, stay hungry, stay curious.