Wow, just writing the number 40 is shocking. But they say the end is in sight or there's a light at the end of the tunnel or some other cheesy way of placating the people who are going a little crazy. Honestly, I kind of dread the "return to normal" idea. While I am intrigued … Continue reading Quarantine Life Week 40
Category: Kitchen gadgets
New Year’s Day Dinner 2021
So I don't usually put a lot of recipes into the actual blog. I like having them separate, but I thought I would write about our New Year's Day dinner this year because I was especially proud of it. I did a separate blog on the superstitions associated with this meal, so I won't go … Continue reading New Year’s Day Dinner 2021
An Apology to My Pasta Machine
It seems I owe an apology to my pasta machine for my previous blog Pasta Masochist. It seems that one of the many lessons I have learned during our new quarantine life is that the machine is very helpful if I am humble enough to accept that I often need assistance when using it. This … Continue reading An Apology to My Pasta Machine
A Few of My Favorite Things
This not by any means going to be an exhaustive review of my kitchen toys, but I wanted to share a few of my favorites. And yes, I call them toys. I have more fun in my kitchen than most people have at the park, so they are toys. One of my favorite items is … Continue reading A Few of My Favorite Things
Falling Out of Love With My Microwave
So I have been questioning why I even own a microwave lately. I mainly use it to heat water to add to bread dough and to melt butter on occasion. Oh wait, I also often reheat muffins for the kid. But I don't like it for reheating most leftovers. I know they are supposed to … Continue reading Falling Out of Love With My Microwave
Instant Pot Sandwich Bread
My journey with bread baking continues to be fascinating. I've had some failures. I've had some successes. I've had a lot of fun along the way and I feel confident enough to try this crazy thing.
Smoked Pork Three Ways
So I smoked a huge chunk of pork. It was very good all on its own, but I decided to do a few more things with it.
Life Without My Food Processor
In mid-February, my food processor/blender stopped working. The blades just were not turning anymore. This was discovered in the midst of needing the shredder for the meal I was preparing, so it was very stressful. Anyway, I contacted Cuisinart's customer service the next day and was informed I would need to send it in for … Continue reading Life Without My Food Processor
Cooking until your spouse cries “Stop!”
I love to cook, but sometimes I go just a little crazy with it. The last few weeks, I've been really experimenting and going a little over the top.
I have a nice little pasta machine. It's the hand crank style, nothing super fancy. I've had it for more than a decade. I've used this machine maybe once a year. Every so often, I decide I want to make fresh pasta, and I drag the medieval contraption out from whatever generally unopened, dark cabinet … Continue reading Pasta Masochist