Brown Butter Bitttersweet Chocolate Chip Cookies {w/sea salt}


  I was browsing through my “drafts” folder and came across this recipe that I apparently tried in January 18, 2014 without including any photos in the draft. Here’s what I said back in January 2014: This past week I leaned heavily on one of my coworkers for a rather urgent issue and she totally came…

Garlic Baked Brown Butter Chicken


The other day I bought about ten pounds of chicken at the grocery store. Why? Why else. Chicken was on sale. I froze most of it but used some of it to make Brown Butter Braised Chicken and Mushrooms. I had two mega-large leftover chicken breasts to use and found another recipe that involved chicken…

Cauliflower Parsnip Mash {w/Rosemary, garlic and brown butter}


Yeah OK. I’m a bit obsessed with making fake mashed potatoes using other white veggies. Ever since I found out that you can puree cauliflower and butter and salt and pepper, I’ve been dreaming of other creations I can puree. I’ve obviously done cauliflower a few times. And previously I pureed cauliflower and then mashed…

Brown Butter Braised Chicken and Mushrooms


Have you ever braised meat? I don’t think I have. I don’t think I’ve ever even contemplated it actually. Until the other day when I got the idea in my head that I wanted to braise chicken in browned butter. I was actually cooking a teeny tiny chicken breast in some butter over a medium…

Salty Pretzel Scotcheroo Cookies


This recipe is inspired by the Sea Salt Butterscotch Pretzel Cookies by Cookies and Cups. I knew when I saw it on Pinterest that I wanted to make it even though I found the idea of pretzels in cookies a bit weird. Mainly because I was worried the pretzels would become “stale” in texture when…

Funfetti Cake Batter Blondies


The other day I was at Smart n Final and boxed cake mix was on uber sale. I do not make box-mix anything. However, I recently figured out you can add box cake mix to regular recipes to get that “cake batter” flavor that Cold Stone Creamery introduced to us so many years ago. I…

Bacon-wrapped Filet Mignon and Brown Butter Asparagus


I found some pre-packaged bacon-wrapped filet at the grocery store this morning at what seemed like an amazing price. So I promptly searched how to cook these babies and found a standard recipe that everyone seems to use with maybe some slight variation. I had some asparagus in the refrigerator that needs to be used…

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies


I have tried a lot of chocolate chip cookie recipes in my day in search of the perfect chocolate chip cookie. So when I recently signed up for emails with America’s Test Kitchen and promptly got an email for the Perfect Chocolate Chip cookie, I knew I needed to try it. The recipe is based…

Salted Butterscotch Blondies


Most years on the day after Thanksgiving I will do one of a handful of things: Black Friday shopping (on-line, people -not in the stores!), nab a Christmas tree and decorate the tree and/or my place or spend the entire day baking Christmas cookies. To be honest, it’s been a few years since I spent…

Brown Butter Sour Cream Waffles


It’s that time of the month where I just paid my mortgage and I’m in shock over the lack of money in my checking account. It’s that time of month where I try to eat what’s in my fridge, freezer and cupboards without having to buy any groceries (if humanly possible). I noticed last night…

Brownie Base Red Velvet Cupcakes


Last night at Kyna and Lucas’s Fourth of July party, I launched into an explanation of the inspiration for these cupcakes prefacing it with when I lived in Long Beach, California – not Washington which was followed by strange looks and then comments such as I didn’t know there was a Long Beach in Washington or I wouldn’t have…

Pumpkin Butterscotch Brown Butter Bread Pudding


Last week I roasted four sugar pumpkins and have done relatively little with the puree, other than make some fabulous Pumpkin Gnocchi with my friends. This weekend I unearthed a recipe my grandma sent me a long time ago which would be perfect in order to use the pumpkin puree sitting in my fridge along…

Spicy Sage and Brown Butter Bacon Mac and Cheese


Not wanting to have to venture outside this amidst a winter storm that has nearly shut down the city, I decided a comforting mac and cheese dish would be in order for dinner. A few weeks ago my friend Julie (who is mostly vegan) gave me (the remaining amounts of) several pounds of cheese she’d…

Chocolate Frosted Peanut Butter Marshmallow Cookies


This weekend my eyes happened upon a bag of homemade chocolate marshmallows I made around Christmas. The recipe made a ginormous amount of ‘mallows and I had barely put a dent in the bag by dropping five in each cup of hot chocolate I’ve had since Christmas. In the mood for cookies, I wondered if I could…

Dad’s Lazy Daisy Birthday Layer Cake


After the unexpected success of the Lazy Daisy Cake, I decided to try the layer-cake version my grandma sent me for my dad’s 65th birthday cake. I remember he once mentioned how much he likes the Lazy Daisy Cake. I knew after last year’s flop, any cake would be an improvement. But this layer cake…

Thanksgiving Day Dinner Rolls


What’s Thanksgiving without some rolls? Not Thanksgiving, right? That’s what I thought, too. Unfortunately, I don’t have a great recipe on hand for dinner rolls. So I found what appeared to be one at the foodnetwork.com. I liked this recipe because the rolls were big enough to make substantial sandwiches with your leftover turkey. ingredients….

Savory French Onion Bread Pudding {vegetarian}


Last weekend I made two batches of rolls both of which turned out slightly overcooked. I was pissed. I hate overcooked baked anything. Plus I don’t like to waste food. Especially when I’m feeling a money crunch. So I threw them in the freezer and decided to deal with them later. Inspired by the upcoming…

Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprout Gratin


I have a friend who has been mostly vegetarian/vegan for a while now. Last weekend we went out for dinner and we ended up having a mostly vegetarian meal. We tend to share meals when eating out, and we have no problem finding tasty sharable vegetarian dishes. Vegan choices are a bit more difficult for…

Brown Butter Hamburger Stroganoff


Last week I pulled some hamburger out of the freezer intending to make burgers while my dad was visiting. Then in the midst of all my food planning, I had to put my dog down. And suddenly I no longer felt like trying hip, new burgers. Instead, I wanted something easy to make. Something comforting….