Chocolate Week Craving: Pots de Creme

Okay, so maybe I haven’t been cooking a lot lately.  Maybe Scott and Peanut are wasting away. No, that’s not true.  The second part about the wasting away.  We recently consumed delicious pork chili, Giada’s egg and kale wraps (which are decidedly easier with fried eggs than her recommended cooking technique), and some excellent youth-group-provided…

Standard Life: February Edition

You know, sometimes life doesn’t seem bloggable.  Sometimes it’s just dinner and dishes and TV and work.  Plenty of work. I don’t mind when life gets into normal ruts, but it does make it more challenging to present interesting material to you.  Sigh. So today?  Today we’ll go through the quick and dirty of what’s…

Birthday Observed

You know how some holidays exist on one day and have an “observed” day on a different day?  Scott’s birthday is on that list this year.  There just wasn’t any way to make the actual holiday feel like a holiday.  Between leaving for work an hour early, getting home an hour late, and having a…

Rainy Days and Comfort Food

If my birthday dinner theme was butter, today’s overall theme is a terrified dog at home.  Poor terrified dog.  Peanut doesn’t like rainy days.  I’ve tried to tell him that the house will keep him safe (99% of the time), but I think that 1% chance of the house flying away in a storm causes…

Chipotle Chicken Chili (Even for Non-chilly Days)

I’ve read that chili is supposed to be a cool weather food, which makes sense.  It is warm and hearty and whatnot.  But for some reason, I like chili all year long.  Not just any chili though, good chili.  I like Giada’s California Turkey Chili (complete with quinoa as a side dish).  And this chipotle…

Easter Ham n’ Buns

Scott and I usually throw a big Easter party for friends and family.  This year, we totally invited ourselves to someone else’s house instead (muahahahaha).  But we’re not total jerks.  We are planning to bring the ham, and not just any old ham, this ham: Tyler Florence’s Tangerine-Glazed Easter Ham with Carrots.  Mmm.  We made…

Queso Fundido Indeedo

I actually made Queso Fundido (Pioneer Woman style) for the Super Bowl ages and ages ago, but I got the flu right after that.  Somehow, posting a blog about cheesy deliciousness seemed like a bad idea at the time. Not now.  I just had a flashback to all of that cheesy awesome and wanted to…