Baking & cooking with an enthusiastic amateur

Zucchini Cakes

Q: I don’t like zucchini but I have some in my fridge. How can I make myself eat it? A: FRY IT UP!

July 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Shrimp Fried Rice

While I don’t think I’ll ever lose my love of the occasional Chinese food late-night delivery, being able to cook one of the staples any time I want is a great way to save money and customize it to my liking!

July 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Macaroni Salad

Who doesn’t have pasta stashed away in their cupboards? With a couple of fresh veggies and some olive oil, it’s easy to turn that pasta into a picnic-suitable side dish!

July 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Drop Biscuits

Full of rich, buttery flavor, drop biscuits are an easy side that’s a great pairing with main courses from chicken to stew.

June 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Spanish Rice

Need a last minute side dish for a Southwestern or Mexican dinner? With a can of tomatoes, a couple of spices, and some onion, you can doctor up rice into a perfect complement!

May 4, 2012 · 2 Comments

Corn Cakes

My friends love these savory corn cakes, easy to make with common, versatile ingredients you likely already have in your kitchen!

May 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Fried Cheese Sticks

With a quick dip in egg and a breadcrumb-Parmesan mixture, ordinary string cheese can be deep-fried into crispy, gooey mozzarella sticks.

April 26, 2012 · Leave a comment