soups

Red Wine Onion Soup 2.0

I made the first version of red wine onion soup about a year ago. My first attempt had too many onions (recipe I posted last year already adjusted for that), and it didn't have enough red wine. I needed to try again with a different ratio of wine to beef stock. I finally got the… Continue reading Red Wine Onion Soup 2.0

desserts, tarts and pies

Almost Bite-Sized Apple Pies

I had a few apples I needed to use the other day, and I'm a big fan of apple pie. I didn't have enough for a whole pie, so I decided to make these. I used my 3" ravioli stamp to cut out the shapes, and my pasta roller to roll out the dough. I'm… Continue reading Almost Bite-Sized Apple Pies

main courses, sauces & condiments

Skirt Steak Tacos with Guacamole and Chipotle Sour Cream

I wanted steak yesterday, but I also had guacamole from earlier in the week that needed to be eaten and a tomato that needed to be used. I also had a couple of ¾ pound packages of outside skirt steak in my freezer that I got on mega sale at Wegmans a couple of weeks… Continue reading Skirt Steak Tacos with Guacamole and Chipotle Sour Cream

chocolate, desserts, vegetarian, weeknight cooking

Cherry & Brandy Chocolate Chip Brownies

Confession: I didn't make these completely from scratch. Nope. I used a box of Duncan Hines Chewy Fudge Brownie Mix as the base. Just didn't feel like fooling with the cocoa powder and everything. I think if I make these again, I will probably use regular dried cherries instead of the candied ones to give… Continue reading Cherry & Brandy Chocolate Chip Brownies

around the house, home decor, home organization, in the kitchen, kitchen decor

Kitchen Decor

I posted here about painting my 90s looking kitchen cabinets that blended in with the floor. I promised another post about everything else I did to the kitchen, so here it is. This post contains some affiliate links, marked with *, which means I receive compensation from purchases made using those links. This is the… Continue reading Kitchen Decor

around the house, home decor, in the kitchen, kitchen decor

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… Continue reading Painting Kitchen Cabinets: Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations Kit

main courses, pasta, seafood

Lobster Ravioli

Usually I'm the person who wants to get in and out of the grocery story as quickly as possible. I know what I want, I know where it is, and that's that. Yesterday was one of those days when I felt like exploring everything, so naturally I ended up with a live lobster in my… Continue reading Lobster Ravioli