Category: In the Kitchen


Pure Vanilla – Shauna Sever

Pure Vanilla – Shauna Sever

Title: Pure VanillaAuthor: Shauna SeverPublisher: Quirk Books; Pages:159Rating: nomnomnom Can I make a small, teeny tiny confession? I’m not a big fan of chocolate baked goods. Give me a good chocolate bar and I’m in heaven but chocolate cake? No thank you. Chocolate muffins or cookies? Blech. I do love a good brownie; however, that’s about my limit. But vanilla? Yes please and thank you! So when Quirk offered me a chance to review Pure […]

Posted 23 February, 2013 by Trish in In the Kitchen, Reading Nook / 27 Comments
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Recent Food and Craft Projects – #PinitDoit

Recent Food and Craft Projects – #PinitDoit

Today is the 15th which means that we’re a month into the Holiday edition of Pin it and Do it (and please note that your pins do not have to be holiday related!). As such, I thought I’d also give a little progress update on what I’ve been up to Pinterest-wise. I started off really strongly the last couple of weeks in November and then I went to bed one night and woke up and […]

Posted 15 December, 2012 by Trish in Crafty, In the Kitchen / 24 Comments
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Cookbook Challenge Complete!

Cookbook Challenge Complete!

In October I joined Uniflame’s Cookbook Challenge and pledged to cook one recipe from Rachael Ray’s Express Lane Meals. I know, I aim high, huh? I knew I’d be out of town one week for Ireland and another for my Orlando business trip and then another week gone for Thanksgiving and leftovers, so I chose three recipes from the book and gave them a go. Her final link-up post is here. Smoky Black Bean and […]

Posted 30 November, 2012 by Trish in In the Kitchen / 24 Comments
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Pumpkin Pie – Family Favorite

Pumpkin Pie – Family Favorite

Someone asked recently if anyone had a pumpkin pie recipe that didn’t call for corn syrup because she was having trouble finding one. What?! Pumpkin pie with corn syrup?! No thank you. Actually, I’m sure it would be tasty, but really? My mom has been making this pumpkin pie recipe for years–for every Thanksgiving and Christmas. I don’t know where the recipe originates but I believe she got it from one of those holiday recipe […]

Posted 17 November, 2012 by Trish in In the Kitchen / 26 Comments
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October Pin It and Do It Update

October Pin It and Do It Update

You guys. I’m in total denial that today is the 18th of October. Or Thursday. Seriously, what the heck. Good news is that I’ve managed to get at least a few pins done. Even better news is that you guys have been rocking the Pin it and Do it challenge! And the best news? There are still two weeks left in the month for y’all to start doing those things you’ve pinned. So what have […]

Posted 18 October, 2012 by Trish in Crafty, In the Kitchen / 18 Comments
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Cookbook Challenge!

Cookbook Challenge!

I was doing a little Bloggiesta bloghopping last weekend when I discovered Cynni’s (@Uniflame) Cookbook Challenge at her blog She Likes Bento. Since I have a mountainous amount of cookbooks and have actually thought about making this a personal challenge next year when Operation wraps up, I’m in! I hope you’ll join as well. Here are her short rules (in her words): Some rules:– You can use any cookbook you like, one or multiple, it […]

Posted 6 October, 2012 by Trish in In the Kitchen / 13 Comments
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Operation Ice Cream Maker

Operation Ice Cream Maker

I think I might have gotten a little carried away with Operation Use My Ice Cream Maker. Not because it was so successful but because at first it was quite the struggle. The first couple of ice cream recipes I tried didn’t work out the way I would have liked and it took about five attempts before I found something that knocked my socks off. And now that my socks are knocked off I want […]

Posted 15 September, 2012 by Trish in In the Kitchen / 29 Comments
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August Pin It and Do It Round Up!

August Pin It and Do It Round Up!

First–thank you so much to all of those who participated in the August Pin It and Do It!! I’m excited for the new folks and the veterans and check out all of these great pins below! Lots of foodie things and several crafts and other ideas as well. I hope you don’t mind my linking to Weekend Cooking but thought some of you might be interested in the food pins–and also some of the Weekend […]

Posted 8 September, 2012 by Trish in Crafty, In the Kitchen / 17 Comments
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Mom 100 Cookbook – Katie Workman

Mom 100 Cookbook – Katie Workman

[All photos in this post were taken by me] Title: The Mom 100 CookbookAuthor: Katie WorkmanPublished: 2012; Pages 333Publisher: WorkmanGenre: All Around Cookbook Lately I’ve been doing a lot of cookbook reading—reading through recipes is a task my brain seems to be able to handle these days. Five minutes here and there without a plot to remember or characters to keep up with. I’ve even taken cookbooks to bed with me!  I have several cookbooks […]

Posted 18 August, 2012 by Trish in In the Kitchen, Reading Nook / 19 Comments
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10 Things in My Freezer

10 Things in My Freezer

About six months ago I wrote about wanting to start making freezer meals. You all provided me with wonderful tips on how you keep your own freezer stocked as well as provided some cookbook suggestions for make-ahead meals. Six months later I still have so much to learn, but we all have to start somewhere, right? I’m always asking what people make ahead and keep in their freezer so I thought I’d share 10 things […]

Posted 11 August, 2012 by Trish in In the Kitchen / 37 Comments
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