oven fried okra

Posted: July 29th, 2014

oven fried okra

Far and away one of the most viewed post on this site is the recipe for oven fried chicken.  It seems to make the rounds from time to time on Pinterest, which surprises me because the pictures really aren’t good at all (early days of this site right there).  I also feel bad about the fact that this post is so popular sometimes because it feels a little bit misleading.  While it is “oven fried chicken” it is not “100% baked in the oven” because you do fry it the regular way first and then finish it in the oven.  This is, of course, still healthier than completely frying the chicken in the oven because it doesn’t have as much time to soak up oil.  But to be honest, sometimes I feel a little guilty about this unintentional deception. Read more »

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chicken pesto panini

Posted: July 24th, 2014

chicken pesto panini

This is a less of a recipe and more of a reminder in case you have forgotten (or, for some god-forsaken reason, are unaware) of how delicious simple homemade panini can be.  Gerrit and I have been eating these non-stop, as evidenced by our conversation the other day when I was trying to come up with a dinner plan and he suggested panini, which I reminded him we had had just a couple of days before.  His response–”And the problem is?” Read more »

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peanut butter cookie s’mores pizza

Posted: July 21st, 2014

peanut butter cookie s'mores pizza

This is just pure fun.  Just pure chocolate and peanut butter and sugary goodness, made into a pizza.

Going through recipes recently and deciding on what to cook, the constant theme for me has been how my cooking is going to change not only in the coming months, but in the coming years.  I think all the time about foods our daughter will hopefully like, about foods we’ll share with her from our plates, about the favorites our kids might have and the meals and desserts they might request for special occasions.  (For me it was always steak and peanut butter pie.) Read more »

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yogurt marinated grilled chicken (+ easy entertaining)

Posted: July 16th, 2014

yogurt marinated grilled chicken

As we’re getting closer and closer to mid-August, everything is becoming harder.  Rolling over in the bed is a whole production that completely wakes me up from whatever sleep I was managing to get.  Getting up off the couch is another ordeal (and so I am just constantly asking Gerrit to get up to refill my water glass/get my phone that I left on the kitchen counter/get my computer from upstairs).  Sleeping is becoming almost impossible.

Just a few more weeks. Read more »

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white chicken lasagna with sun-dried tomatoes

Posted: July 11th, 2014

white chicken lasagna with sundried tomatoes

My goal between now and when our daughter is born is to put one meal per week in the freezer.  We’ll see how many that adds up to (hopefully 4 or 5), but like I told Gerrit the other day I just have this sneaking suspicion that I am not going to make it the full 40 weeks.  But putting meals in my freezer also means that I’ve been having to clean out my freezer to make room for them.  And y’all, can we just talk about how bad I am at keeping my freezer organized? Read more »

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