Learning Kitchen: Cornbread Failure and Success – BfD pt. 2

The other night, I tried to make cornbread using a pretty basic recipe that I found online, and while the flavor was terrific, the texture and moisture level were pretty dismal. I’ll be using that cornbread for a sausage stuffing tonight(-ish), but I needed to make a new batch that was actually worth serving to […]

Learning Kitchen: Chicken-Apple Sausage from Scratch – BfD

I find myself wanting to explore making food that we’d normally buy at the grocery – sauces, breads, chips, sausages. And since I definitely need to sharpen my knives before I go slicing into beets and yuca for healthier chips, sausage seemed a likely candidate for an easy weeknight meal. I mean, who doesn’t want […]

Learning Kitchen: Three Courses from Scratch

Magneto is hell-bent on learning how to do some of the most challenging dishes, as we push each other to become better cooks. This weekend, he went above and beyond with spaghetti carbonara, zucchini bruschetta boats, focaccia, and crème brûlée. I am the luckiest girl.

Learning Kitchen: Crack Wings (Baked!)

The comfort food bug has bitten us, now that nights are cooler and work is ramping up, and all we want is to dive face-first into super yummy goodness. But we’re still adhering to the rules of our new eating habits: no food with preservatives, no store-bought bread, as much as possible is to be […]

Learning Kitchen: Singaporean Noodles

I have all these dishes in my head, things from my past, things I’ve dreamt about… But I don’t have recipes for any of them. So, here we are in the learning kitchen, trying to figure it all out. This time, it was the Singaporean noodles I first had at a random Howard Johnson’s in […]

Recipe: Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

It was finally cool enough last night to run the oven for a while, and I had a bunch of bananas turning dark brown, so… Time for chocolate chip banana bread!! It’s super easy – and such a forgiving recipe, I doubled it in this video: CHOCOLATE CHIP BANANA BREAD Ingredients: 1/3 cup shortening 2/3 […]

Learning Kitchen: Meal Prep/Planning – Korean BBQ

Part of the idea behind eating healthy is making our own food, but it’s also a lot about eating food that is good for us. While red meat isn’t equivalent to fish or chicken in terms of healthfulness, it’s a lot better than bacon and hot dogs. Korean BBQ is a favorite meal with us, […]

Learning Kitchen: Meal Prep/Planning – Stuffed Peppers

Magneto has a few really solid recipes up his sleeve, and when he breaks them out, it’s usually cause for celebration. Last week, because Rogue was staying with us, he made his super yumtastic stuffed peppers – a first for both Rogue and me, and well within the calorie budget Magneto and I are on. […]

Learning Kitchen: Meal Planning/Prep – Chili Week

Deep breath. Okay. This is fine. We’ve decided to be healthier by cutting out processed foods as much as possible, and by making as many meals as we can by scratch (excepting one cheat day per week because I CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT RESTAURANT FOOD). What does this mean? It means that, in order to live […]

Learning Kitchen: Mashed Potato Waffles

Did you make enough mashed potatoes to feed dozens of people, only to be faced with a handful of friends who stopped eating carbs so they could drink them instead? Yes, this oddly specific situation has happened to me. I live in Los Angeles. Anyway… If you’re looking to repurpose your mashers and it’s too […]