Monday, March 17, 2014

Irish Coffee

"WHAT are we going to do with vintage, shamrock'd espresso cups?!?" I don't know. Who's feeling pretty foolish now, husband?

When it comes to estate sales, I got the luck o' the Irish. When it comes to coffee, I got whiskey, brown sugar, and whipped cream. If only all of my blog posts could come together this easily.

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Green With

Get your Irish party pants on...America's favorite family reunion is nigh!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Happy Banana & Sour Cream Pancakes

Why did I name these "happy" pancakes? So no one would confuse them for ambivalent or depressed pancakes. Nobody wants those pancakes.

What makes me particularly happy about this recipe {other than the obvious - pancakes, hello} is that it's a great use for leftover bananas and sour cream. If I were to get all math-y and break things down, I'd say these pancakes cost a dollar. Maybe a dollar and change. Moral of the story, they're cheap. And cheap things make me feel happy. Like a room without a roof happy. Which I didn't even know was an appropriate gauge of happiness until Pharrell, and who I am to argue with the catchiest, jive-iest song of the year?

Happy Monday, friends.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Baked Cavatappi with Spicy Andouille,
Cauliflower, Chickpeas and Spinach

Last week, Internet Cooking Mom asked me if I was still blogging. Before I could think of a new excuse, Internet Cooking Husband interjected, "No, it's just really hard to take good pictures with daylight savings time, and all." Clearly, someone has been paying attention. Unlike my mother who can't even be bothered to bookmark my blog. Sheesh.

I don't consider myself a perfectionist, but the lighting in my kitchen is terrible. So terrible that it rules out nighttime amateur food photography. Which rules out most chances of blogging during the darker months. For this reason, too many recipes have slipped through the kitchen annals.

Thanks to an unexpected snow day, I was able to capture last night's pasta in its leftover "glory" as a I re-heated it for lunch. This recipe has so many of my favorite things: cavatappi, cauliflower, chickpeas, and an easy, seasoned ricotta hidden under mounds of bubbly mozzarella. Tell me what's not to like. {Other than the picture. Please let us never speak of this of again. At least until I get a chance to re-photograph this spring.}

Thursday, February 13, 2014

How to Drink Wine {And You Thought You Knew}

Drinking wine - apparently there's a right way and a wrong way to do it. {And I apologize to everyone who I gave creepy eyes to mid-sip.} See the full guide at Cup of Jo.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Valentine's Sobert Fizz

If you weren't planning on having a girls-only Valentine's party to blog about, may I present you with these adorable cocktails, s'il vous plait? Absolutely no recipe needed: pour half a glass a champagne, and then one at a time, spoon four 1/4 teaspoon scoops of sorbet gently into the glass. Top off with a few raspberries, et voila. Valentine's girl party or bust!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Cards and Candy {for Him}

Cards Against Humanity | Wild Ophelia Beef Jerky Milk Chocolate Bar 
Hipster Bingo | Unreal Candy Coated Chocolates
Chuck Klosterman Hypertheticals | Dude, Sweet One Night Stand Potion Chocolate Sauce
Infomania Sports Table Topics | Quin Candy Twizzlie Rolls {like Tootsie Rolls, but better!}
After a tête-à-tête with CVS last night, I realized that no one cares about men on Valentine's Day. I can't even imagine what Internet Cooking Husband would say if I surprised him with a Precious Moments card or Russel Stover heart-shaped anything. {See the flip sidecourtesy of SNL.}

Don't get your man some dumb thing from CVS. Get him cards that he'll actually use and candy that you'll he'll actually eat. {This lesson in gifting has been brought to you by five years of bad Valentine's judgement. Don't let my hard learning be all for naught.}

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Spinach Portobellos Gratin

My laziness on the blog and in the kitchen has been out of control lately. I wish I had a good excuse for it -  and believe me I tried to come up with a convincing story - but I don't. I'm a disgrace to the internet and don't deserve to call myself a blogger.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Le Best Caesar Salad Recipe Ever

No matter how good my New Year's resolutions intentions, there's a limit to the pain I can voluntary inflict on myself. Turning up the salad? I'm on it. Turning down the carbs and cheese? What is the meaning of this? Why would you ask me to do such a thing? Who are "you"?  How am I supposed to get all metaphysical running on only lettuce calories???

Monday, January 13, 2014

I Don't Know About You, But I'm Feeling

God only knows what possesses me to reveal my age online. Cheers to another year of oversharing, friends!

{And a special thank you to Internet Cooking Husband for surprising me with a trip to the Kimbell and Lonesome Dove Bistro. You're the bomb.elksliders.}

Monday, December 30, 2013

The B.B.S.T Sandwich
{Bacon, Brussels Sprouts, Tomato}

I NEVER want to see turkey again.  As in EVER. I can't wash bird essence off my fingers, and if I see another tupperware of dark meat and drummettes, I'm going to have a nervous breakdown of Lady Macbeth proportions. {P.S. Hello and merry belated Christmas to you, too.}

Brussels sprouts are a different story. I'm a bottomless pit when it comes to these babies, and I have yet to find a better leftover application than on a BLT. This sandwich is >>lip smack<< PERFECT. There is seriously nothing you can do to improve it.

Unless you wanted to add a sliced avocado. Or a fried egg. Not that I didn't think of either of those iterations earlier. It's just that I'm le tired. Gorging oneself for thirty straight days can do that to you.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Sweet, Salt and Vinegar Cashews with Thyme

'Tis the season for torturing ourselves with labor-intensive, edible gifts! Or, you can be lazy awesome and roast some sweet and salty cashews soaked in apple cider vinegar instead. {And if these things aren't begging to be wrapped in a mason jar, then my name isn't The Internet Cooking Princess.}

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving Prep School

Where has The Savory been all my life? They're simplifying all the prep work with this Thanksgiving Calculator {above} and last minute check list {below the jump}. It almost makes me wish I was contributing to my Thanksgiving dinner...

BAHHH. {Sorry. I couldn't say that with a straight face. Happy cooking, anyway!}

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Thanksgiving Leftover Labels

{via Oh Happy Day}
Dainty designer freebies are my fave. You can download these adorable {gratuit!} labels for your Thanksgiving leftovers from Oh Happy Day! Find yourself some adorable craft paper to-go boxes, and your post-Thanksgiving noshing will be Instagram-ready.