Category Archive: Main Dish

The land of Walmart, 24 hour donut shops, and gluttony in general. Can you tell I’m talking about our beautiful grease-covered country? There are so many things we do well in this country. For the sake of the ‘MURICA themed weeks on 52 Weeks of cooking I decided to make the most unhealthy, calorie-laden freedom […]

I have this vision that appears to me when I think of tenderizing something. It involved an unsuspecting chicken cutlet and an angry woman with a mallet. Perhaps 50 or so years ago tenderizing food was a means of stress relief? We’ll never know for sure! There are several ways to tenderize your food. The […]

There are some days at my job where I can’t wait to get home and pop open a cold beer. I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in the sentiment.  However, beer isn’t only good for drinking. It’s also pretty cool to cook with. For the “beer” challenge of 52 weeks, I decided to make a […]

There are simple joys in my life. Making fresh pesto is definitely one of them. It’s such a snap to put together, and tastes about a billion times better than the jarred variety (plus you don’t end up eating preservatives!). Another reason I make my own pesto… Garlic. You can adapt the recipe to be […]

There are few foods that are as widely revered and celebrated as bacon. Seriously. Pork… Salty, fatty, smokey goodness. I’m a huge fan, as is Mike. That’s why when we knew the diner food challenge was coming up, I knew I wanted to rock out a BLT. However, I wanted to really emphasize the bacon-ness. […]

Thai Yellow Curry

October 03 , 2014 by Marga Munson - in Healthy, Main Dish

Hurry, go put your shoes on and grab your car keys. You need to go buy some thai curry paste now! I’m serious people, I can wait… Did you go? Did you???? Ok… I better calm down. But really though, I finally bought a legit thai curry paste a couple of weeks ago and it’s […]

Years ago I was introduced to an appetizer that has become pretty much my favorite thing in the universe. There are 3 main ingredients; puff pastry, onions and feta. Do you see where I am going with this??? Ugh. The combination of caramelized onions, tangy feta cheese and flaky puff pastry. I just can’t even […]

For week 16 of the challenge, I made Shrimp Etoufee. It was delish, but not nearly as exciting as the Pad Thai I made during week 17. Per my usual recipe searches, I was delighted with Alton Brown’s version and went from there. Here is the link if you are so inclined: AB’s Pad Thai. […]

Week 12 of the challenge was awesome for several reasons: 1) The theme was street food 2) I love street food 3) It gave me the opportunity to make falafel from scratch That’s right, falafel from scratch. You heard me right. Any of you that actually know me in real life know that I LOVE […]