Category: In the Kitchen


How to Bake a Cake

How to Bake a Cake

How to Bake a Cake When You Have a Newborn People ask me all the time how I get so many things done or find the time to do said things. I try really hard not to be annoyed by this question and I even drafted up an entire post about it a year or so ago that I never published. I know it’s a well-meaning question and I often wonder how people can read […]

Posted 25 October, 2013 by Trish in In the Kitchen, Mommyhood / 26 Comments
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Pin It and Do It Progress – October Food Edition

Pin It and Do It Progress – October Food Edition

I’m on a Pin It and Do It Roll! If you don’t know, Pin It and Do It is a challenge I periodically host which encourages participants to actually do the things that they have pinned on Pinterest. We’re a little over halfway through the month and while I still have some crafty things in the works, I thought I’d go ahead and share the food pins that I’ve completed. Most of them have been […]

Posted 18 October, 2013 by Trish in In the Kitchen / 25 Comments
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At War With the Pantry

At War With the Pantry

The other day when I was searching for something in my pantry an item fell off the shelf and hit me in the head. At that moment I realized I am at war with my pantry and I need to come out the victor before my pantry beats me up too badly. Growing up we always had a full pantry–fuller than full as we also had a cellar in the basement. When it was time […]

Posted 12 October, 2013 by Trish in In the Kitchen / 25 Comments
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How Does My Garden Grow? An Update

How Does My Garden Grow? An Update

The other day I was able to mark something off my Bucket List: Grow something I can eat. It was such a glorious feeling to cut up a little baby tomato to sprinkle over my taco salad and know that that little bit of goodness came from something that I grew.  (You can click all of the pictures below to enlarge) About two and a half months ago I showed you the beginnings of my […]

Posted 28 June, 2013 by Trish in In the Kitchen / 36 Comments
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The Omnivore’s Dilemma – Michael Pollan

The Omnivore’s Dilemma – Michael Pollan

Title: The Omnivore’s DilemmaAuthor: Michael PollanNarrator: Scott BrickPublished: 2006 Pages: 450Audio Duration: 15 hrs; 58 minGenre: Non-Fiction (Food)Rating: 4/5 In Short: “Pollan follows each of the food chains that sustain us—industrial food, organic or alternative food, and food we forage ourselves—from the source to a final meal, and in the process develops a definitive account of the American way of eating.” (quoted directly from the website) Why I Listened: I’ve been hearing a lot about Michael Pollan for […]

Posted 7 June, 2013 by Trish in In the Kitchen, Review / 27 Comments
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Pin it and Do it Progress – May 2013

Pin it and Do it Progress – May 2013

I had big plans for May. I swear I did! So far I’ve finished five pins and put a few more into motion, which doesn’t feel like much, but I keep reminding myself that there’s still a few more days left in the month. Nevermind that we’ll be out of town for most of Memorial Day weekend. So it goes, right? May Pin it and Do it has been mostly success so far with a […]

Posted 25 May, 2013 by Trish in Crafty, In the Kitchen / 20 Comments
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The Starts of a Garden

The Starts of a Garden

For years Scott has wanted to start a garden. I’m not really sure why he wanted one, but I’ve always been resistant and taken the stance that if he wants a garden he can build one and nurture it himself. In other words, if it were up to him we’d wait forever for a garden. It’s scorching in the summers and we receive very little rain. A garden seems like so much work for very little […]

Posted 13 April, 2013 by Trish in In the Kitchen / 32 Comments
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Joys of the Picky Eater Stage

Joys of the Picky Eater Stage

Oh the things you say before you become a mother. The “My child will never do that” or “that’s not how I will do things” type of comments. For me it was “my kids will not be picky eaters; no way will I cater to them!” Ha. And if your kid was never a picky eater and would willingly eat anything you placed in front of her, I claim phooey on you and wonder if […]

Posted 29 March, 2013 by Trish in In the Kitchen, Mommyhood / 35 Comments
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Operation Bundt Pan

Operation Bundt Pan

You guys thought I forgot all about Operation Kitchen Stuff, huh? Operation Ice Cream ended in September and I’m not really sure how to account for the last five months except a big trip, the holidays, and a serious lack of energy. Now that things have settled back down, I’m ready to get back into the game with Operation Use My Kitchen Stuff. I’ve finally finished with Operation Bundt Pan and as you can see […]

Posted 9 March, 2013 by Trish in In the Kitchen / 30 Comments
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February Pin it Do it Progress

February Pin it Do it Progress

I kind of both love and hate that February is such a short month. I love that it’s short because then it’s usually our most miserable month in Dallas and once it’s over spring is sure to be on the way, but on the other hand it goes by so quickly that it’s hard to feel accomplished. I know, I know, it’s only three days shy of a 31 one day month, but still. I […]

Posted 2 March, 2013 by Trish in In the Kitchen / 15 Comments
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