Sometimes it's just a mac and cheese night. Sometimes I'm too tired to lazy or am just cooked out. I cooked something every day for weeks and this is what the end result was...tired mac and cheese.
PS sometimes the mac and cheese doesn't work out either then it's a pizza night. :)
These are so good. They are harder to cook than one might realize. The thumbprint looks funny. The edges crack. The bottoms don't cook all the way. I have a lot more practicing to do. I think I did 4-5 test batches. They are stupid good but still more practice is needed.
Hi everyone! Just to set the record straight I've never actually set the kitchen on fire. The pan including the garlic bread yes, but never the kitchen. Kept the pan, threw the garlic bread while on fire out the front door and the flames went out. (insert unbelievable exasperation and look of shock!)
I love to cook. I love to learn and try new recipes. I want things to taste good and look good and sometimes they do. However, when I try a new recipe from a book or online source I often end up saying, "mine doesn't look like that." "What did I do wrong?"
In real life, I have to adjust the ingredients, use whatever tools I have, and learn to live with substandard results. Well, I'm here to tell you they aren't substandard. Hmpfh. My results are real life. I spill, drop stuff on the ground, go way too fast, forget ingredients (hello, middle age), and am a messy cook.
I have to get dinner on the table for 6 people 5 nights a week, and it's hard. It's fun, and hard. This blog is the journey of real life cooking and baking. The glorious and the failures. This is a blog about what the end product really looks like and tastes like.
Like many of you, I suspect you have some level of insecurity about making things that turn out well and look right.
I hope this blog makes you feel normal and I hope to be able to offer some tips from a real life home cook along the way.
If you are interested in cooking, are in a rush to get homemade food on the table you're in the right place. If chief among your goals is to get the food actually on the table and not burn the house down, you're in the right place. If you love to cook, and bake, and learn about cooking and baking you're in the right place! If your meals don't look like the pros on tv or the food bloggers who all seem to have professional photographers on retainer, you're in the right place.
Join me as I experiment, learn, screw up, have fun, and create some delicious items. Tallyho! Let's get started!
03/07/18 - When you’ve had a crappy, horrible day and you could give Murphy a run for his money the solution is Julie and Julia. Exhale. Almost instantly better. Just the thought of watching this movie calms me down. Watched it as I carried my laptop around the kitchen desperately trying to get souvlaki and tzatkiki made on time for dinner.
Have you ever tried to make Tzatziki? Seems like an easy enough recipe: cucumbers, lemon juice, garlic, and some spices. Yeah, right. It never turns out right. Too bland, too strong – dill, ugh! The chicken is still frozen (5pm and we’re all starving) and while trying to thaw it in a plastic bag in a small rectangular glass dish the ‘juice’ spills on the counter and under the utensil containers. Sigh.
03/08/18- It took me two days to finish the movie. Of course it was worth it. Every time it’s worth it.
The chicken and steak souvlaki turned out great. The tzatziki…not so much. The recipe called for 2 tbsp of dill! That’s a lot and I kind of new it but wanted to follow the recipe. That error in judgment resulted in me throwing over two cups of the sauce away and adding in a ton more plain Greek yogurt to try and balance out the flavors. Yesterday was a tough day and a tough cooking day.
BBQ pork spare ribs tomorrow.
Welcome to the Kitchen Fire blog!
Hi everyone! If you are interested in cooking, are in a rush to get homemade food on the table you're in the right place. If chief among your goals is to not burn the house down, you're in the right place. If you love to cook, and bake, and learn about cooking and baking you're in the right place! If you end up having messy, imperfect end results...well....you know.