Cast iron · Cooking Thoughts

Adventures in Venison

I typed out the title advenisons, but I second guessed myself. Anyway, I have had the luck to get some venison from my parents, who got some from a friend who hunts! I have eaten venison jerky and such before, however, what I was given was steaks and roast. I've never tried to cook game… Continue reading Adventures in Venison

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Asian Food · Cooking Thoughts · Pasta

Cooking for Broke

For the past several months my household has been surviving on a limited budget. You all know me, I love to cook in spades, experiment, and generally enjoy myself in the kitchen. It is very difficult to do that on a limited budge, because every teaspoon is precious. What I've spent the past month or… Continue reading Cooking for Broke

pork · Uncategorized

Scalloped Potatoes

So last night I had a near-migraine level headache. For me that means that I was dizzy, with sharp pain behind my eyes and neck all day and every time I moved I would get nauseous. I stayed still with a salonpas on my neck all day, and this afternoon is little better. So I… Continue reading Scalloped Potatoes

Asian Food · Dips/Sauces

Homemade Pot Stickers

So it has been too long, my anxiety-riddled brain begs forgiveness, but is also too shy to say so aloud. The other day I was scrolling through my Facebook feed and saw one of those cooking videos that pops up, and it was showing how to make pot stickers and dumplings in several different cultures.… Continue reading Homemade Pot Stickers

Sweets

Mother’s Day

So this year I am going to make my mother pies again, at her request. We're celebrating Mother's Day on Tuesday so I'm making them on Monday and buying the things for them tomorrow. She wanted peach pies, so I am going to do a few different types. Traditional Peach Pie For this pie I'm… Continue reading Mother’s Day

Chicken · Cooking Thoughts · Stray Thoughts

Okay, let’s talk chicken

I grew up poor, there was a lot of fucking chicken in our lives, so I am always trying to make it taste better. But I've recently made a mistake - I started to load chicken up with the kitchen sink and all, and I wondered why it wasn't tasting as good as I expected.… Continue reading Okay, let’s talk chicken

Crock Pot

Slow Cooker Pork

So yesterday I went to the store, I'm still on the job hunt and so it was important to get some proteins that were both filling and cost effective. I found an amazingly priced corned beef, and bone-in pork shoulder. I was thrilled, and after doing my usual recipe with corned beef last week, I… Continue reading Slow Cooker Pork

Stray Thoughts · Writing

Why Blue is for Boys

It’s become fairly common knowledge in the past few months that previous to WWI, boys were dressed in pink clothes and girls wore blue. This has given rise once again to the great baby clothing color debate. I’m here to shut it down, and answer the question once and for all – why blue is… Continue reading Why Blue is for Boys

Stray Thoughts

It’s fucking snowing

So it's early spring in my part of the world and it is not normal for it to snow. I am so excited, and now I want to bake something warm and inviting, like apple pie or peach cobbler, or something. Anyway, hope you all have a great weekend!    

Cooking Thoughts · Stray Thoughts · Sweets

Happy Easter – Chocolate Cake

So worked up a cake that I'm not super happy with, but I wanted to share my work because not every experiment goes well the first time folks! So i wanted to make a chocolate almond cake with coconut frosting. My man and a friend said it tasted great, but I was not happy with… Continue reading Happy Easter – Chocolate Cake