Category: In the Kitchen


Peanut Butter Cookies with a Hug – Weekend Cooking

Peanut Butter Cookies with a Hug – Weekend Cooking

Must be my maternal instincts kicking in…or just my sweet tooth, but I’ve been in the baking mood recently.  After pondering on Twitter if chunky peanut butter would make good cookies and getting a resounding Yes!, I just had to make these cookies–a family favorite.  I’m sure it’s a common recipe, but this one came from Mom.  Of course Hersey Kisses are the more common choice for these, but white chocolate sounded more tempting. Peanut Butter […]

Posted 5 November, 2010 by Trish in In the Kitchen / 23 Comments
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Chicken Stir-Fry

Chicken Stir-Fry

Every weekend, Beth Fish Reads hosts Weekend Cooking.  “Weekend Cooking is open to anyone who has any kind of food-related post to share: Book (novel, nonfiction) reviews, cookbook reviews, movie reviews, recipes, random thoughts, gadgets, fabulous quotations, photographs.”  I’ve always wanted to participate but am usually too frazzled during the week to get my act together.  As I’ve been cooking/baking a lot more, I’m hoping to make Weekend Cooking a regular thing here! Chicken Stir-Fry(closely adapted […]

Posted 23 October, 2010 by Trish in In the Kitchen / 11 Comments
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Willy Strange Soup – Fall Festival Recipe Exchange

Willy Strange Soup – Fall Festival Recipe Exchange

Ever since it turned October I’ve been anticipating My Friend Amy’s Fall Festival Recipe Exchange.  Loved it so much last year!  Amy tells us: “We’ve spent all year dieting away so we can enjoy October-December guilt free. The very most yummiest foods come out these months, foods that make us think of words like comfort!” Last year I posted Coconut Oatmeal Cookies, but since I’ve recently posted a cookie recipe and have one to post, […]

Posted 14 October, 2010 by Trish in In the Kitchen / 21 Comments
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Snickerdoodle Cookies

Snickerdoodle Cookies

Scott’s favorite cookies are snickerdoodles.  I prefer a sweeter cookie like coconut oatmeal cookies, but how can I deny my husband?  Especially when I love to bake and he’s not usually a willing eater of sweets. I’ve had a bit of the baking bug lately, so I thought I’d make him some snickerdoodles.  The recipe below is a slight varient of one I found online. Ingredients: 1 cup butter flavored shortening1 1/2 cups white sugar2 eggs2 […]

Posted 30 September, 2010 by Trish in In the Kitchen / 15 Comments
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Teriyaki Chicken and Mushrooms and Trish Rambles

Teriyaki Chicken and Mushrooms and Trish Rambles

Teriyaki Chicken and Mushrooms First–apologies for the cruddy picture–there IS chicken under those mushrooms. Scott told me the other day that it really freaks him out that I take photos of our food. :) Yes, I guess it is a little strange. You know those pages in the recipe books that are so sticky from things getting spilled that you know by now it’s a great recipe you love? This has been a favorite of […]

Posted 18 May, 2010 by Trish in In the Kitchen, Life / 13 Comments
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Easy Cheesy Tortellini

Easy Cheesy Tortellini

I can’t remember where I originally found this recipe–somewhere on the food network (maybe Giada de Laurentiis?). And through my own laziness I’ve dumbed it down a bit and made it super easy. But goodness is it yummy! I’m not a big spaghetti sauce fan, but this I love. And great leftovers. Easy Cheesy Tortellini 1 package tortellini 1 container mascarpone (use maybe 1/3-1/2 cup) 1 jar spaghetti sauce Spices to taste (oregano, parsley, etc.) […]

Posted 12 March, 2010 by Trish in In the Kitchen / 6 Comments
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Fall Festival Recipe Exchange – Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

Fall Festival Recipe Exchange – Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

My Friend Amy is hosting the Fall Festival Recipe Exchange. I’m always looking for new recipes so I thought I’d share one of mine in exchange. Not sure where the recipe originally came from, but hope you enjoy! Coconut Oatmeal Cookies Ingredients:2 eggs1 cup sugar1 cup shortening1 tsp vanilla1 cup brown sugar2 cups flour5 tsp baking powder½ tsp salt1 tsp baking soda1 ½ cup coconut2 cups oatmeal Optional Ingredients:1 cup chocolate chips OR½ cup raisins […]

Posted 12 October, 2009 by Trish in In the Kitchen, Reading Nook / 29 Comments
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A Sunday Outside of Books

A Sunday Outside of Books

Happy Sunday! Since this post isn’t bookish, I didn’t feel right using Sunday Salon in the title. Yesterday I headed down to the lake for a quiet weekend of R&R. I haven’t been reading a ton lately, but I have been reading more than I did in June. Unfortunately, I still haven’t been bloghopping a whole lot in the past two weeks. Although my days have gone back to normal at work, and I have […]

Posted 19 July, 2009 by Trish in Crafty, In the Kitchen, Life / 47 Comments
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I’ve been busy domesticating myself

I’ve been busy domesticating myself

Remember that quilt I talked about a few months ago? The top is now finished–just need to add one more strip for length and then it’s on to the scary task of quilting, which I’ve never done by machine before. This is only my third quilt and the past two I’ve hand-tied. Other than being petrified of machine quilting this, I am in love with the colors and design. Is it bad to say I’m […]

Posted 18 July, 2009 by Trish in Crafty, In the Kitchen / 6 Comments
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Sweet Yummy Goodness!

Sweet Yummy Goodness!

I got the baking bug. I’ve been in the mood for something sweet and it has been years since I baked (my baking powder apparently expired in 2001 and I had to run to the store at 9:30 to get some more…there’s no way the baking powder was that old since I was in college and have moved six times since 2001, but still!) Not sure where the recipe originally came from, but hope you […]

Posted 12 June, 2009 by Trish in In the Kitchen / 6 Comments
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