Mar 30, 2011

Happy Spring! Peppermint Bark

I got the stuff to make this over winter break. So three months ago. But it's really easy which is why I didn't make it until last night, you should make some too.Inspiration for this comes from my bff Laura who makes this around the holidays and then would let me eat it all xoxo

Mar 28, 2011


I've had a couple of really disappointing rice cooking experiences recently. For some reason, I decided it would be a good idea to try an even more temperamental grain: Risotto (technically arborio rice). Kate and I made some Vegetable Risotto and it came out great! Full disclosure, this requires a decent amount of stirring and need to be watched full time (like a baby), but if you have someone to help and keep you company it's a delicious dish that makes for great leftovers!

Mar 26, 2011

French Toast Stix

I'd like to dedicate this post to Justine and the french toast she made (with lots of audience participation, conscious or not) last night. It was delicious and this morning I wanted to make french toast but I thought it would be sexier and more work to make french toast sticks. It's the same, you just cut the bread. Also I'd like to introduce you to a very important part of my life, my bathrobe. I couldn't have wintered with out you. I'd also like to thank my parents, and god and most importantly the academy.


Mar 22, 2011

Sick Day! Cookies!

"If there was a movie version of your blog, I would be a major minor character"
Yes Kate, you would be. Here is that movie:

And here are the cookies:

And here is the box they came out of, courtesy of SPrinG Br3ak 2o11 at my Grandma's House...brought this sucker all the way through airport security:

Look it has a side ponytail...just like me!

Follow up - award winning mini coconut lime whatever whatevers

Thanks "PAUL"

Cooking With Katherine: St Patrick's Day Edition

Mar 20, 2011

Make it yourself: Quiche

How to cook like my mom's mom - Grandma's Quiche Recipe.
This is really, really easy. It's also a great way to use up bits and pieces you have in your fridge. You can also make two and freeze one. My favorite!

Mar 17, 2011

Kate Cooks!

If you're a long time reader and a first time caller, you may have noticed by often appearing guest star and life partner, Kate. She's great. Really.
These are some things she has made:

Mar 14, 2011

Audience Participation: What Would You DO?

Every week John Quinones asks the hard questions on "Primetime: What Would You Do?" Well get ready for a tough one, because I'm playing hardball. YOU'RE IN THE HOT SEAT: WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

I'm not really sure.

Mar 13, 2011

Are you there God? It's Lemon Bars

This are pretty easy! And they're tasty.
Recipe courtesy of my dear old friend Mark Bittman (it's okay buddy, I know the divorce has been really hard on you. Hang in there)
And now, for your reading pleasure, a recipe for lemon squares, with notes from yours truly.

QUICKIE: Making school "fun"

"Ever been bored in class? Ever wanted to impress people with your talents? Put some glitter on your school supplies and all this and more can be within easy reach."
-Quote taken from "Living Your Dreams: A Book by Nancy Reagan"

SUPPLIES (surprise!)
Notebook, glue/mat medium/mayonaise, glitter (duh)

Mar 4, 2011

Recipe: Baked Pasta with Sausage and Peppers, courtesy of Ma Dukes

This is the best. It makes a ton of food, great leftovers, doesn't take a lot of time and turkey sausage!