Posts tagged "cooking"

Random Single Gal Recipe: Marinated Skirt Steak Tacos With Avocado

I’m pretty confident in the kitchen, but my red meat cooking skills are pretty hit or miss. I can roast the hell out of a pork tenderloin and make a super awesome cast iron chicken, but red meat gives me trouble. This weekend, I had a hankering for steak tacos and decided to take a…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 15, 2014

Frisky Eats: 17 Sweet & Savory Crepes

Happy Bastille Day! As a woman of French descent, I feel it is my duty to celebrate the holiday with my favorite French street food. Crepes! Don’t be intimidated — crepes are quite easy to whip up. The challenge is deciding what kind of crepes you feast on … bon appetit, mes amis!

By: Sophie Leon / July 14, 2014

Frisky Eats: 9 Mouth-Watering Watermelon Recipes

I have a bit of a reputation for making watermelon basil margaritas and drinking them right out of the melon itself. Watermelon is hands down the most refreshing fruit around. It pairs well with sweet, tart, salty, and spicy flavors. If you haven’t tried watermelon with sour lime, spicy chilli powder, or salty feta, you…

By: Sophie Leon / July 13, 2014

BrusselKale Is Maybe The Vegetable Hybrid Of My Dreams

I love to cook and the vegetables I prepare by far the most often are Brussels sprouts and kale. Seriously, I eat sauteed kale and spicy roasted Brussels sprouts, like, 3-4 days per week, because they’re easy and fantastic for you and filling and also fucking delicious. So naturally, my stomach started growling when I…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 12, 2014

Frisky Eats: 8 Chicken Salad Recipes That Don’t Taste Like Mayo

I get the feeling most people under-appreciate chicken salad.  As a kid, my grandmother used to make tuna and chicken salad as dips for every party. With just a few ingredients, a flavorful dish can be made in advance and enjoyed all week long.  Although I grew up on chicken salad, at some point, I…

By: Sophie Leon / July 10, 2014

Frisky Eats: 8 Peach Perfect Recipes

Ripe peaches are juicy, tender, and versatile. Peaches make the perfect addition to salads, pizzas, baked goods, and cocktails. Here are eight ways to use them!

By: Sophie Leon / July 5, 2014

Frisky Eats: Cooking With Key Lime

When most people think key lime, they think of key lime pie. But people, pie is just the beginning. Key limes can be used with poultry, seafood, and in cocktails! Check out these nine key lime recipes.

By: Sophie Leon / June 28, 2014

Frisky Eats: Make Your Own Ice Cream Sandwiches!

Once upon a time, I worked in an ice cream parlor called Scoops. On slow summer days, we would create ice cream sandwiches out of any and everything in the store. Homemade chocolate chip cookies with moose tracks ice cream dipped in fudge? Yes, please. What about lemon poppy pound cake with a cool layer…

By: Sophie Leon / June 25, 2014

Frisky Eats: A Blueberry Bonanza!

As a kid, I loved blueberry muffins but hated fresh blue berries. I always found tiny, tasteless and pointless. I don’t know what was wrong with me. This year, I have discovered my passion for blueberries. I have been buying them in bulk at Costco and eating bowls of them for breakfast! At first I…

By: Sophie Leon / June 22, 2014

Frisky Eats: 6 Easy Fixes To Add Oomph To Your Recipes

I cook the same dishes all the time, mostly because I like to stick to what’s easy. That being said, repetition leads to boredom, boredom leads to fast food, fast food leads to suffering. So I started using substitutions and fixes to make the same-old meals take new twists and develop flavors I didn’t mind…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 20, 2014

Frisky Eats: 8 Yummy Things You Can Do With Tater Tots

There is something wonderfully nostalgic about tater tots. Tater tots were the highlight of my school cafeteria lunches — nothing matched their crispy greasy goodness. These days, I prefer French fries, but these creative creations have me wanting to stock up and go to town…

By: Sophie Leon / June 14, 2014

A Menu Of Ice & Fire For Your “Game Of Thrones” Finale Party

GUYS.  The “Game of Thrones” finale is THIS WEEKEND.  How did the season go by this fast?  Why must we wait another year until we get our fix of our favorite Westerosis?
OK, to be fair, I started binge-watching “Game of Thrones” in the beginning of April this year.  I’ve been sadly skeptical of…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 13, 2014

Frisky Eats: The Healthy, Tasty, Wholly Underrated Turnip

Turnips are by no means a glamorous food. They’re a hard root vegetable with a rough, bitter peel that you may only recognize from going to the farmer’s market, picking one up, and saying, “Damn, that is one ugly radish.” But listen up, people: turnips are SO GOOD when prepared correctly, they’re packed full of…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 12, 2014

10 Simple, Fool-Proof Recipes For Absolute Kitchen Beginners

To all those people who say “I can’t cook/bake!” Repeat after me: Practice makes perfect. Practice makes perfect. Practice makes perfect. The #1 mistake I see kitchen beginners making is trying recipes that sound awesome but put an amateur in way over their heads – too many ingredients, too much set-up, too much chopping, too much…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 10, 2014

Frisky Eats: 8 Takes On Fruit Salad

If you’re anything like me, you realize all your fruit is ripe at the same time and put everything you have into a bowl and call it fruit salad. Well, turns out, technically it’s not fruit salad. It is a bowl of chopped up fruit. Oh. Real fruit salad is so yummy because it contai…

By: Sophie Leon / June 7, 2014

Random Single Gal Recipe: The Grilled Turnip Sandwich Of Dreamz

Have you ever made a sandwich and thought, “Everything I’ve ever done in my life pales in comparison to the amazing achievement that is this sandwich”? That’s what happened to me yesterday after I made this sandwich. It’s vegetarian but packed full of flavor thanks to fresh mozzarella, crispy turnips (which are in season a…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 6, 2014

Frisky Eats: Get Me Some Grits

I put savory grits right up there with French fries on my list of favorite foods. Garlicky, cheesy, spicy, you name it and the flavor can be captured within a plate of grits. Eat it alone or top it with something hearty and savor the creamy goodness…

By: Sophie Leon / June 6, 2014

Frisky Eats: Get More Protein & Save More Money By Making Your Own Greek Yogurt

I’m one of those people who looks at food and thinks, “Could I make this myself?”  I figure it’s always worth a shot, especially if I feel like I’m paying a lot for something on a frequent basis. When someone told me that Greek yogurt is just strained regular yogurt, I made a mental stink-face…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 6, 2014

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: See “Maleficent,” Read Some Fierce Erotica & Make Pea Pesto

Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do,

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 31, 2014

Frisky Eats: 14 Fanciful Crème Brulee Flavors

There is one dessert I will never pass up. It’s name is crème brulee. Its glossy sugar casing only hints at the delectable creamy goodness underneath. There were two must haves on my wedding registry: a massage chair and a crème brulee torch. I have yet to break out my torch, but these recipes are…

By: Sophie Leon / May 29, 2014
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