Archive: Jul 2014

The fifth week of the Reddit cooking challenge gave us the theme of Vanilla. Mike and I talked it over, and decided to do a more savory application for this challenge. Instead of doing cookies or some other type of dessert, we made a fancy ass salad with a delicious vanilla-pear vinaigrette. I took the […]

Growing up in my mom’s kitchen, we ate a lot of pasta. And I’m 100% ok with that. My Italian heritage has made it possible for me to eat pasta all day, every day and be perfectly content. However, there were times when my mom would make some more meaty dishes. One that I remember […]

Today I have a special treat for you guys! My mom wrote up a guest post for us! She’s sharing her recipe for BBQ sauce which I have been putting on everything. It’s a real winner, and I have a big mason jar in my fridge just waiting to get some action. Enjoy this recipe, […]

I have a very vivid memory from my childhood of sitting at my parent’s kitchen table…There is plate in front of me. And my dad is sitting across the table staring me down like the gatekeeper. He was trying to get me to eat brussel sprouts. Long story short, I may have appeased him by […]

The third week of 52 Weeks of Cooking brought us the One Pot theme. I was already a BIG fan of easy dinners where you only have one pot to clean (hello time saver!) but I fell even deeper in love with the concept during this weeks’ challenge. I looked up one pot dinners and […]

Weekend Sangria

July 14 , 2014 by Marga Munson - in Cocktails

Alcohol and fruit. What a perfect marriage. No really, mixing these two items make me feel super fancy, but it’s so simple and so delicious. This is a really great recipe for entertaining as well. All you have to do is dump and enjoy. In the words of Ina Garten, “How easy is that?” You […]

Friday FU

July 11 , 2014 by Marga Munson - in News

Happy Friday everyone! Interestingly enough.. I recently discovered that you should NOT marinate meat in an alcohol based marinade for more than a couple of hours. I accidently left my Tequila Lime chicken marinating for more than 24-hours. When we finally cooked it, it was like pure tequila chicken. Not so good. In fact, most […]

In my never ending quest for culinary greatness, I have stumbled across some really cool finds on the internet. My latest obsession is Alton Brown.  I guess the dog’s pretty cute too =) You may know him from Good Eats, The Next Food Network Star, Iron Chef America or Cutthroat Kitchen. Or you may not […]

Smoked Spareribs

July 07 , 2014 by Marga Munson - in Main Dish

I have the coolest family. For my graduation, my parents and brother and sis-in-law teamed up and bought me a smoker. Now, this is no ordinary smoker. This baby is an electric, pellet fed smoker. You get the traditional smokey taste, without having to mess with gas or charcoal. It is so easy to use, […]