A storm of Brazilian foods has rained upon my kitchen this week! From coxinha and kibe to carequinha and beiju, I have enjoyed learning several new recipes from my mother-in-law. Today, she made us this Lemon Mousse with some small lemons (I think that’s what they are–they’re the size of key limes but yellow rather than green) we found at the Mexican … Continue reading Five-Minute, Three-Ingredient Lemon Mousse
For Father’s Day I made Josue his favorite dish, moqueca, a Brazilian seafood stew. He grew up on the coastline of northeastern Brazil in the state of Bahia, where seafood is always on the menu. Even though I grew up on the coastline of Lake Michigan, we didn’t eat that much fish growing up. I’ve acquired more of … Continue reading Moqueca (Brazilian Seafood Stew)
One of my favorite things about fall is making applesauce. Canning homemade applesauce has been a family tradition as long as I can remember. Growing up with my grandparents, we had 50 acres of apple trees in our backyard. We didn’t maintain the orchard, so the apples weren’t always pretty, but they were perfect for … Continue reading Fall = Time For Homemade Applesauce!
I love going to the farmers’ market – being outside and seeing the colorful variety of fresh produce, bread, meats, eggs and spices. I can hardly wait to get home and cook. Plus, everything is grown in Oklahoma, so it tastes so good! One thing I enjoy about the Cherry Street Farmers’ Market in Tulsa … Continue reading Recipes Inspired by the Farmers’ Market
The other day I walked into the grocery store to quickly grab something – I don’t remember what. On my way to get whatever it was, I saw a sign for blackberries – $1/pint. At first I didn’t believe it, but I went and checked it out and it was for real. Then I assumed … Continue reading The Easiest Blackberry Cobbler Ever
Happy Fourth of July everyone! A couple people have let me know that 208 years after the Declaration of Independence, Ronald Reagan established another important holiday in July — National Ice Cream month (thanks Emily and Aunt Sue Ellen!). I didn’t know about the holiday when I decided to make 30 types of homemade ice … Continue reading I Don’t Have Ice Cream… But I Have Pizza!
Today is day #2 in my month of ice cream. I was talking to a coworker about the difference between gelato and ice cream. She called her Italian mom to find out more about gelato. It turns out that gelato is not just the Italian word for ice cream as I had always thought. It’s normally made with … Continue reading Ice Cream or Gelato?
Today I made a very exciting discovery. Are you ready for it? After years of trying different seasoning combinations and cooking techniques, I realized (thanks to all the input I received on my Quest for the Perfect Burger post a few months back) that the secret to the perfect burger is actually IN THE MEAT! … Continue reading The Secret’s In The Meat!
With my sister’s wedding coming up in just a few weeks, I’ve been trying to cut out a lot of the carbs from my diet. Eating fewer carbs has been surprisingly easy. Coming up with family-friendly meals that are low in carbs has been more difficult. I’ve been eating a lot of stir fry without … Continue reading Low-carb Lasagna
We had to do a macro shoot for the photography class I’m taking right now and I used tonight’s dinner of turkey tacos as my subject. I started with lean ground turkey. I mixed in my own taco seasoning blend (recipe below). It’s a lot cheaper to make your own than to buy the packet … Continue reading Turkey Taco Tuesday