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. […]

When I was younger and just trying to get on my feet, I worked as a waitress in a couple of restaurants. One of my favorite parts of that type of gig (besides the free food when you made friends with the cooks, heh) was watching the prep cooks handle their business. They sliced, diced, […]

Is there anyone out there that doesn’t like potatoes? No seriously, I’m curious. Potatoes are one of the most versatile, delicious and cheap vegetables on the planet. At least in my opinion. There are about 50 billion ways to prepare it, and it tastes great with just about anything you pair it with. That’s a […]

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 […]

Week 11 of the 52 Weeks of Cooking challenge was probably my favorite so far. The theme was molecular. The idea being to use modern gastronomy to create a dish. Obviously, as a home cook I also needed to keep it cheap and simple. So after hours (literally) of research on different molecular techniques, I […]