Pics or it didn’t happen!

What good is a food-themed blog without pictures? Heck, what good is just about any blog without pictures?

We know, and there are actually photos coming for the griddle cakes, and the lemon-butter sauce. However, we’re still figuring out how to make this software go (and how to work our cameras), so it’s a little touch and go at the moment. Soon there will be photos with each entry, though.

Now I have to go back to debating a salmon dish or a soup for dinner. Any votes, oh internet who hasn’t found us yet?… Continue reading →

[2] & [3] A dinner from Better Homes and Gardens, circa 1962

Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book (1962)

Tonight’s dinner was inspired by the fact that Bill and I hadn’t done much shopping this weekend, in anticipation of our CSA half share arriving. Also, it was inspired by not wanting to leave the house today. The final inspiration for it was realizing we have committed to cooking nearly 2500 recipes before we can ever buy a cookbook again, and we want that to be the shortest possible time.

I have to admit, we’re both a little nervous about tackling the Better Homes and Gardens “New Cookbook”, because it’s huge and so many of the recipes seem to come from a cooking style rather different than our own. Still, my grandmother gave it to me when everyone had good reason to believe I was going to starve in undergrad (I was not so much a fan of cooking back then).… Continue reading →

Hello, world!

We’re officially calling the site started now. There’s a bit of content as you’ll see below. To get started, you might want to read the “About” and “Rules” pages to the right to see what we’re doing here. You’ll see some changes in the style over the next couple of weeks.

Thanks for reading! We hope that it will be an interesting time.… Continue reading →

The Little Black Apron – GIFTED

the cover of The Little Black Apron

The Little Black Apron

Natasha brought this book into the relationship. I’m not really the “A single girl’s guide to cooking with style & grace” (the subtitle) type. Because, you know, I don’t do style.

The few things we’ve made from the book before the website started were all good.

Number of recipes in this book: 116 (estimated)
Number we’ve cooked: 0

You can click on the “little black apron” tag below to see all recipes from this book.

27 May 2014 note: I am pretty sure we gave this one to our friend Siana. Because, you know, she does style and Bill doesn’t. Also, it’s a good “cooking for one” book, which she needed more than we did.Continue reading →