MAKE: Basil Pesto

I planted a bunch of basil this summer because I looooooove pesto. A basic pesto just takes a few simple ingredients–basil, garlic, nuts and olive oil. I normally add parmesan cheese but this batch is for a vegan pal so no cheese. If you make this a few times it’s easy to adjust to your taste.… Continue reading MAKE: Basil Pesto

Cook: Shrimp & Mushroom Pizza

As you may already know, I’m a wee obsessed with Trader Joe’s refrigerated pizza dough. Most of the time I keep it pretty basic– a little sauce, mushrooms and cheese. But, every once in a while I like to change it up and I’ve become a big fan of the shrimp and mushroom variety.

Buy: Rachael Ray EVOO Bottle

For years, I’ve been keeping my cooking oil in a plastic squeeze bottle. Before that it was a repurposed glass bottle but the oil often dribbled down the side. The squeeze bottle– designed for dressings–worked well but for those of you that have used plastic bottles before, you know this delivery method isn’t long-lasting. Inevitably,… Continue reading Buy: Rachael Ray EVOO Bottle

Timing is Everything

Easter lunch had me scrambling around like a mad man and made me realize I really needed more than one timer in the kitchen. While shopping for a new timer these four stood out: Shown above, clockwise from left: CDN TM15t Design TM15 Extra Large Big Digit Timer This timer’s features include extra-large digits for… Continue reading Timing is Everything

Yummy Valentine

Clockwise from top left: Rose’s Heavenly Cakes Cookbook What’s more romantic than a decadent dessert? Make your own with a recipe from Rose Levy Berenbaum’s scrumptious cookbook. Experts agree the desserts in this book are yummy– Berenbaum’s book was named International Association of Culinary Professionals’ Cookbook of the Year. $26.37 at Amazon WILTON Ruffled 6… Continue reading Yummy Valentine

More Mixing Bowls!

Though I love the design of the winged Pourfect bowls I wrote about earlier, I’m still in search of my new mixing bowls. Specifically, I’m looking for bowls with a spout. The designer in me nearly jumped for joy when I spotted these nested bowls (with spounts) and cups from the MoMa design store (above… Continue reading More Mixing Bowls!