September 2012

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chicken stock

chicken stock

Recently in the kitchen it has been days of things-I’ve-been-meaning-to-do-for-months.  Things like finding a recipe with the word “salad” in it that I actually like.  And roasting a whole chicken.  And trying to find the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe (still working on that one). Also on the list has been to make my own … more

leek and potato soup

leek and potato soup

I am going to admit something perhaps a bit embarrassing here.  This is the first Julia Child recipe I have made.  At least directly from her cookbook.  I have an excuse because I didn’t actually own her cookbook until a couple of months ago.  But even those several months seem like a long time where … more

blackberry iced tea

blackberry iced tea

I feel like I’ve said this around here before, but despite being deeply Southern I am also deeply not really a fan of iced tea.  I mean, if it were all there were to drink I would survive.  But I’d always prefer water.  Iced tea usually tastes a little bitter for me.  And even when … more

warm macaroni and mozzarella salad

warm macaroni and mozzarella salad

Let the record show that there is now a recipe on here that involves the word “salad.”  Okay, okay.  On one hand it is technically not a salad because the only vegetables involved are herbs.  But on the other hand, which is what I’m going to go with, it is a salad because it has a … more

chocolate rum swiss roll

chocolate rum swiss roll

This cake was good.  Really it was.  But I have to be honest and tell you that I’m posting it less because it was a hands down heavenly dessert (I wouldn’t quite go that far) and more because of the fact that I am proud of myself for putting this together and not cracking the … more