Category: In the Kitchen


Molasses Glazed Chicken Thighs

Molasses Glazed Chicken Thighs

  When Scott and I were working on Operation Use My Grill this summer, I knew that chicken had to be on the agenda. Mostly so that we could figure out how to properly grill chicken. See, when I think of chicken on the barbie, I think of dry, chewy, tasteless…well, that pretty much sums it up. When I saw this recipe for Molasses Glazed Chicken Thighs from Southern Living’s Big Book of BBQ, though, […]

Posted 13 September, 2014 by Trish in In the Kitchen / 13 Comments
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Cook it Up! September Link-Up

Cook it Up! September Link-Up

Welcome to the September edition of Cook It Up! If you’re new to the challenge, the idea is to pull those cookbooks off the shelves–you know, the ones with pages you can turn–and use them. These can be cookbooks that you already own or cookbooks that you’d like to check out from the library (or borrow from a friend?). You can cook from one cookbook over the course of the month or pick and choose […]

Posted 6 September, 2014 by Trish in In the Kitchen / 6 Comments
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Express Lane Meals by Rachael Ray

Express Lane Meals by Rachael Ray

My mom gifted me Express Lane Meals by Rachael Ray for Christmas 2006. I know this because she wrote a very lovely inscription in the front cover. If memory serves, she gifted a copy to both of my sisters as well. I had been married for seven months, was just moving into our first house, and was a bit obsessed with 30 Minute Meals on Food Network the previous year while in grad school. Sadly […]

Posted 30 August, 2014 by Trish in In the Kitchen, Review / 20 Comments
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Cook It Up! The Big Book of BBQ

Cook It Up! The Big Book of BBQ

 Welcome to the first edition of Cook It Up: A Cookbook Challenge. If you missed the introduction post, the idea of the challenge is to dust off your cookbooks and put them to use. You make the rules work for you–some folks said they wanted to cook X amount of recipes a week or Y recipes a month and others said they wanted to focus on a specific book for the month. Anything goes! Feel […]

Posted 2 August, 2014 by Trish in In the Kitchen, Review / 16 Comments
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Grilled Pound Cake Dessert

Grilled Pound Cake Dessert

Can you believe that until last week I had never turned on the grill by myself? For the month of July I decided it was high time to do Operation Use My Grill and I’ve wrangled Scott into participating with me. If you’re not familiar with my Operation Use My Kitchen Stuff, the idea is to focus on one kitchen thing for a month (or so) and use said thing as many times as I can […]

Posted 19 July, 2014 by Trish in In the Kitchen / 18 Comments
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Cook It Up – A Cookbook Challenge

Cook It Up – A Cookbook Challenge

  One of my “2014 Things” is to cook from my cookbooks more. I planned to choose one cookbook a month and focus on using those recipes as nightly inspirations. In the past six months I have done this exactly zero times. Ok, I’ve pulled out the cookbooks a handful of times, but not really for new inspiration.  Over the next six months of the year I’d like to get back to this goal of using […]

Posted 7 July, 2014 by Trish in In the Kitchen / 63 Comments
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Freezer Friendly Spaghetti Meat Sauce

Freezer Friendly Spaghetti Meat Sauce

Every once in a while recipe magic happens. And by recipe magic I mean your entire family absolutely loves what you’ve put in front of them for dinner. By entire family I mean Scott and Elle. Honestly, I’ll eat anything, especially if I cook it. The recipe magic in this case is for a meaty spaghetti sauce that produces enough to feed an army. If you were here for my Operation Crock Pot or 10 […]

Posted 22 March, 2014 by Trish in In the Kitchen / 23 Comments
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Comfort Food

Comfort Food

(snapshot from Cook’s Nov 2013 issue) Comfort Food. Many moons ago, Cynni from The Netherlands, asked what kinds of food we like to eat. I was brainstorming Weekend Cooking ideas and ever since that twittersation, I’ve been pondering this question. Simply put, Comfort Food. But what is comfort food exactly? The more I thought about what that meant, the more I realized that comfort food comes in many forms for many different occasions. Sometimes comfort […]

Posted 8 March, 2014 by Trish in In the Kitchen, Life / 27 Comments
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Operation Trifle Dish

Operation Trifle Dish

It’s been a year since my last Operation Use My…!  Holy Hannah time passes quickly. If you’re new to Love, Laughter, Insanity, Operation Use My Kitchen Stuff began in 2012 when I made a goal to start using those pesky items in my kitchen that take up space but aren’t often used. Operation Use My Trifle is my sixth installment. Operation Trifle was a bit tricky for me because Scott cannot eat fresh fruits. There […]

Posted 22 February, 2014 by Trish in In the Kitchen / 42 Comments
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Pin It and Do It October – Again

Pin It and Do It October – Again

I had planned for this second Pin it and Do it post to be a crafty post but then I ended up going back to Pinterest for some dinner inspiration. Sorry for the lack of pictures–I did take iphone pics, but you’re better off without seeing them. Sirloin Beef Tips from Texas Roadhouse at Home (My pin).  So the picture looks a bit like a mess but these sirloin tips were absolutely delicious, easy to […]

Posted 30 October, 2013 by Trish in Crafty, In the Kitchen / 10 Comments
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