Category: In the Kitchen

Culinary Disasters {Fall 2020}

Text that says Culinary Disasters Fall 2020 Edition next to pumpkins and candy corn.

This fall did not disappoint when it came to culinary disasters. I had more successes than disasters, but that’s not the point of this post! As far as the disasters were concerned, I was able to rescue several dicey situations, but not all of them. Kung Pao, General Tso, General Pao? I’ve made several successful

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Culinary Disasters {Summer 2020}

Text that says Culinary Disasters Summer 2020 Edition over four pineapples.

My blog’s tagline includes “and occasional disasters,” but I’m not always great about posting the disaster stories. This summer was filled with culinary adventures like smoking pork on my grill for the first time. Being a food blogger involves a lot of experiments, some of which turn out great (like the pork) and some of

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Le Creuset vs. Lodge Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven {Review}

I’ve always been a huge Le Creuset fan. My mom has a complete set of the Le Creuset cookware with the wooden handles. I grew up using these. Once I grew up and moved out on my own, I wanted a Le Creuset dutch oven so badly. I was ecstatic when my dad bought me

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Podcast: Conversational Chaos, Edition 30

I was a guest on the Conversational Chaos podcast recently. I had a lot of fun recording with Jason and the Rage Monster. We talked about lots of food-related things, and I brought hot chocolate cupcakes for them to try (which I have yet to blog, so I’ll have to update this post accordingly when

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How old is my Pyrex measuring cup?

I’ve purchased a few vintage Pyrex measuring cups at estate sales and yard sales over the years. The internet doesn’t seem to have much information on the age of Pyrex measuring cups by decade, at least not summarized into one place. A few well-known details are fairly common to find online: D-handle measuring cups (below,

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Kitchen Update – Finally Finished!

I finally finished my kitchen! (OK, almost. I still have to paint the cabinets on my peninsula.) I painted the cabinets and did some re-decorating. I needed a new table for my very awkwardly-sized breakfast nook area. I finally found one on Wayfair, but this resulted in more re-decorating. Plus, my best friend got me

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Painting Kitchen Cabinets: Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations Kit

I’ll do another post on the entire kitchen, but the painting is enough to necessitate its own post. I’ve hated my 90s kitchen cabinets the camouflage with the hardwood floor for quite some time. The prior owners added the peninsula and replaced the countertops with granite, but they left the early 90s cabinets. I didn’t

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