The day we set aside to honor the good mamas of the world.
A simple “thanks” however seems hardly enough.
Especially for the extra special ones
Now, I know that a lot of girls think this about the first, major female figure they laid their newborn eyes on but in Mama Lazarakis’s case, it’s extra true.
Bread pudding, Butter, food, Goat, Greece, Mama, Mother, Mother's Day, recipes, Rhubarb
May · 10
I have no real stories to tell this week, dear readers, except to tell you that this cake rocks.
And I don’t even really like cake.
And if you’re not in-the-know already, I’m also here to spill the beans on a super-duper top-secret:
Bananas + Molasses = Awesome
And I don’t even like
But I do like
In fact, I
If I weren’t madly in love with my husband, seriously, I’d probably run away with the stuff.
Baking and Confections, Banana, Butter, Cake, creme fraiche, food, Molasses, recipes, Sugar, sweet
Apr · 24
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
It was wonderful.
, sand and pounding waves, I cornered the market in strawberry daiquiris, chicken quesadillas and tortilla soup. Sun
Ate my year’s worth of the
recommended daily allowance of fish.
Practiced my bad
And slept in the world largest bed (All hail to the King!) where Christopher and I never once accidentally elbowed each other in the head.
Avocado, Coriander, food, garlic, Lime, Mexican, Olive oil, Paprika, recipes, Shrimp
Apr · 17
In less than a day from now, this newlywed will be in
Cabo San Lucas for a heavenly week with her husband, Christopher.
Sun, sand and more naturally acquired vitamin D than you can shake a sombrero at; if I were any more excited, I probably wouldn’t be allowed into the country.
What makes it all the more special though, is that it’s our honeymoon. And not just that, but the eve of our one year wedding anniversary.
Baking and Confections, Bran, Bread, cooking, Flour, food, marriage, No-knead bread, recipes, Whole-wheat flour
Mar · 19
I know it’s been a little quiet ’round these parts lately.
A lot quiet.
So quiet in fact that if Small Kitchen Chronicles where a chicken, it would be a
Brahma. Continue reading
Brahma, Butter, Cheese, Cheese sandwich, food, Grilled, recipes, Rhode Island Red, Sandwiches, Zen
Mar · 04
We all want it and we all need it.
Tennyson said it perfectly:
Love is the only gold.
And when we have it, we are truly rich indeed.
It can be found in the most expected and unexpected of places.
In food made with it, in a heart filled with it and especially when we give it.
Butter, Cupcake, food, love, recipes, red velvet cake, Red velvet cupcakes, Valentine's Day, Vanilla extract, Wine
Feb · 11
salad almost didn’t make it.
Initially setting out to make something totally easy and healthy for you all this week, what actually transpired went pretty much like this:
I cut my finger.
Knocked over the dressing.
Made a mess.
Had a near meltdown.
Blood orange, food, Goat Cheese, kitchen disasters, Olive oil, Orange, Pistachio, recipes, Salad, Vinegar
Jan · 23
Life for me these days is a work-in-progress.
My pillow being one of them.
Despite its obvious job, to help give me a good night’s sleep, all it’s succeeded in giving me over the last several months is a
stiff neck. Continue reading
baking, Butter, food, ginger, Pear, Pecan, pie, Puff pastry, recipes, tartetatin
Jan · 16
eyebrows are evil.
Okay, okay, maybe not exactly
evil, but unless regularly kept in line, always look like they’re up to no good.
It really is all the left one’s fault. That one’s what people call the “bad crowd”. The one on the right got involved with it from the very start and it’s been bad news ever since.
All by itself, Rightie just looks a bit too serious for its own good but together, they look like they’re about to take over the ship (that ship being me).
America's Test Kitchen, baking, food, Gluten free, Granola, Maple syrup, recipes, Rolled oats, Vanilla extract, Vegan
Jan · 09
Image from Cuded.Com — Photo by Marina Cano
It’s a brand new year, dear readers; we’ve survived the holidays and 2013 finds us with lots to love.
I find myself very thankful for what I’ve got, which has nothing to do with what I received for
Christmas and everything to do with the love that I am blessed to have and that I am lucky enough to give.
I also find myself to be continual thankful for you, dear readers, and this community of fellow bloggers who keep me going, inspired, laughing, and feeling profoundly and incredibly blessed.
Food Love First Fridays, Uncategorized
Christmas, cook, food, food blog, Food Love First Friday, Friday, Home, New Year, recipes, Wüsthof
Jan · 04
Noun A firm decision to do or not to do something.
I’ve given up on
New Year’s resolutions years ago.
Not to be a downer at all, but though well-intentioned, they’ve historically tended to be embarked upon with inspired, unabashed vigor yet have very often crashed and burned without so much as a single woot.
Brownie, Butter, Cheesecake, cheesecake brownies, Chocolate brownie, Cocoa solids, food, New Year, New Year's resolutions, recipes
Jan · 02
It’s December 19th and you know what time it is.
It’s less than a week ’til
Christmas, that’s what time it is.
Just about the time when people (i.e. me) start to freak out that there isn’t any time.
It’s about the time when you realize that that box of holiday cards you bought weeks ago is still laying untouched on the floor where you last left it …
Cayenne pepper, Chicken, Chicken salad, Christmas, Christmas dinner, cook, Dill, food, recipes, Sandwich
Dec · 19
With the holidays now in full swing, I’ve found myself getting sentimental.
Now, I am a sensitive creature by nature and commercials have (and still do) make me cry.
But this time of the year, the emotion-meter is even higher than usual.
Perhaps it’s the
Christmas carols making their way to my ear in every store, or the Christmas lights twinkling everywhere I go, but it all finds me thinking of family. Continue reading
baking, Butter, Cast-iron cookware, Christmas, Cornbread, Family, Flour, food, recipes, Skillet cornbread
Dec · 12
Welcome to the very first Food Love First Fridays post, everyone!
Let’s kick it off
right. Together now …
Ready? Get set … go!
I’ve been a fan of
America’s Test Kitchen (ATK) for years.
They were people after my own heart: people obsessed with making great (even lackluster)
recipes better, toiling away in their test kitchens so we wouldn’t have to.
My kind of people.
Food Love First Fridays, Uncategorized
America's Test Kitchen, cook, Cookbook, Cookbook review, cooking, DIY cookbook, Do it yourself, food, Food Love First Fridays, John Wooden
Dec · 07
Ooh, some exciting things are a-brewing here at SKC.
It’s time to spread the love. F
ood love, that is.
Starting this Friday, December 7th, I’ll be launching Food Love First Fridays, a first-Friday-of-every-month post featuring at least one food-related thing I’m loving and want you to know about.
Well, it could be one of many things, like:
Food Love First Fridays, Recipes, Uncategorized
Baking and Confections, Chocolate, Chocolate chip, food, Graham cracker, Marshmallow, Oven, recipes, S'more
Dec · 05