Tag: fresh herbs

Fried Sweet Corn with Basil Butter

As silly as it sounds, I would have never thought to fry corn. Since steamed, boiled, and grilled are the more common preparations, I tend to gravitate toward those. But when I saw this recipe as part of the July Improv Challenge, I knew I needed to try out frying […]

Cheddar-Chive Twice-Baked Potatoes

Why bake a potato once when you can bake it twice? For years I never understood why people would spend the time to make a potato more than once when a baked potato was perfectly good all on its own. And then I had a twice baked potato filled with […]

Improv Challenge: Smoky Corn Salad

Corn and butter. Butter and corn. There’s got to be a couple hundred different recipes you can make with those two ingredients when you expand your mind past just frozen corn or corn on the cob and include things like cornmeal or butter flavoring. The possibilities are endless. Which is […]

Spicy Basil Chicken

Do you know how a recipe must be really good? When you star it in your Google Reader three times because three separate bloggers that you follow all made the recipe. I have a bad habit of doing that. Sometimes when I search through my starred recipes I realize I […]

Herbed Roast Beef

Do you know the difference between each type of roast sold in your grocery store? Like whether sirloin is better than rump? Or which one is best for a pot roast? I honestly don’t have the slightest clue. This is something that has always baffled me and instead of every […]

Chicken and Pasta with Asiago Cream Sauce

As I mentioned in a previous post, Tom and I are cheese and cracker type of people and we quickly found out that asiago cheese just isn’t a cheese we’re willing to eat alone on a cracker. I didn’t want to throw away the cheese so I began searching for […]

Vegetable Tomato Sauce

Isn’t it funny how once you make something new one time you want to find new ways to make it? Or is that just me? Either way, after making tomato sauce the first time, I immediately began looking for new recipes and different flavors to try out. Luckily, my co-workers […]

Recipe Swap: Tomato Sauce

When I was given this recipe for the Recipe Swap I was really excited. I’ve always wanted to make my own tomato sauce but hesitated a bit due to the amount of tomatoes I’d need. I ended up getting this recipe the day that two of my co-workers who grow […]

Ultimate French Onion Soup

For the longest time I was on a search for the perfect ramekin so I could make recipes like creme brulee and french onion soup. It never occurred to me until I was reading Joelen’s recipe for french onion soup that I could just as easily broil the bread in […]

Herb Butter

I have a bit of a habit of overdoing myself. I figured since I was making two different types of rolls for our Thanksgiving dinner that I should also make my own herbed butter. Why? Honestly, I don’t know. I guess because I’m kinda crazy and wanted some things that […]