American Cuisine · Chicken

Lemon Rosemary Roasted Chicken

There’s a rosemary bush in my neighborhood that I frequently visit. It could be on private property but a girl never shares her supplier of herbs. On today’s menu is an incredibly easy, rustic, one-pot dish infused with the flavors of capers, rosemary, garlic, and oregano baked into a juicy chicken breast. I won’t fail… Continue reading Lemon Rosemary Roasted Chicken

Desserts · Fruits

Raspberry Coconut Macaroons

An unexpected but lovely rendition of the normally overly sweet macaroon (not to be confused with the macaron). The raspberry tempers the sweetness of the coconut and the dark ground grounds the sweet and tart flavor profile. It’s my new favorite sweet treat to eat with the crisp edges and chewy centers. The recipes yields… Continue reading Raspberry Coconut Macaroons

Botched · Breakfast & Brunch · Cakes · Reviews

Martha Stewart Applesauce Cake

Not in love. I suppose I can feed it to the crows instead of throwing it away. It’s a terrible burden to figure out what to do with 15 lbs of freshly picked Golden Delicious apples. I made apple fruit leather, failed at making apple-peach-mango fruit leather, made a potful of applesauce and realized I… Continue reading Martha Stewart Applesauce Cake

Asian Cuisine · Soups & Salads

Carrot Soup with Miso and Ginger

I bought a 5 lb bag of baby carrots cleverly fooling myself that I’d munch on carrots instead of candy when the post-lunch sugar munchies kicked in. When lunch rolled by, I dutifully ate the carrots and then proceeded to dream about the candy corn and gummy bears waiting for me in the cubicle next… Continue reading Carrot Soup with Miso and Ginger

Appetizers & Side Dishes · Breads · Breakfast & Brunch · Vegetarian

Six-Seed Soda Bread

I laughed when this bread came out of the oven – I imagined that a little alien had hatched (from Alien vs. Predator), escaped from my oven, and was wreaking terror around my house. Although it’s more likely, about to wreak terror on me. Comparing this bread to an alien egg is an unappetizing analogy… Continue reading Six-Seed Soda Bread