Happy Valentine’s Day! I thought I’d compile some quick Valentine’s Day ideas on here so that they are easier to find: Need a quick dessert/treat? Try one of these:
With the Wing Bowl in full swing down at the Wells Fargo Center, there is no better time to share all of your favorite game day recipes! I have a ton listed on this site, but I wanted to see what else is out there! Feel free to link up your top game day recipes below some of my featured recipes! First up, my post from yesterday for a Pull-Apart Party Loaf. This loaf was made for sharing during the big game! I will also be making a batch of these fall-off-the-bone Slow Cooker Bourbon BBQ Ribs. And I cannot wait!! So what’s on your menu for the weekend? Link it up below!
This is just a reminder that the Epikur Writer of the Year Award voting closes this week! Please consider voting for me (Kaitlin Lunny). Voting ends January 31! Vote here! A few months back, I received an email from Epikur Magazine, an online food and wine magazine written by The Wine School of Philadelphia, notifying me that my Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread post was being nominated for the Epikur Writer of the Year Award. How cool is that? I was also given this snazzy badge to put on my “featured in” page : It would mean a lot to me if you could take a minute to head over to the voting page, check off my name (Kaitlin Lunny) and vote for my little blog. There is no registration and you can only vote once. I’d really appreciate it! Vote here! Thank you for checking in on my blog from time to time as well. I love that you continue to be interested in my cooking journey and hope that you enjoy reading my posts as much as I like writing them!
I realized I have never posted a recipe for crab cakes. That is ridiculous! So today’s the day. I found this recipe in one of my Cooking Light recipes and altered it a bit for what I happened to have in my pantry. Crab cakes: 1 pound jumbo lump crabmeat, shell pieces removed 2 tablespoons finely chopped green bell pepper 1 1/2 tablespoons canola mayonnaise 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 2 green onions, finely chopped 1 large egg, lightly beaten 1 cup bread crumbs, divided 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided Remoulade: 1/4 cup canola mayonnaise 2 teaspoons minced shallots 1 teaspoon chopped fresh tarragon 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 3/4 teaspoon capers, chopped 3/4 teaspoon champagne vinegar 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
Two years ago today, I decided to begin writing a blog to help track my progress as I learned how to cook. I am in the process of updating the look of my blog (it’s still a work in progress) and was looking over some of my most recent posts. They were so much fun to read but my goodness the photos were awful! I still have a lot to learn both in cooking, blogging, and photography so I can’t wait to see what the next year brings. Knowing others read this and actually care about what I post has been a huge motivation. I wanted to thank you for reading my posts and keeping me going on my cooking journey. So what’s a birthday party without some presents? In celebration of my blog turning two, I put together a little giveaway. With the holidays coming up, I figured most people are starting to think about their next baking project (or at least I am). One lucky reader will be all set to bake his or her little heart out because I am giving away a cookie baking kit! The baking kit (~$125 value) includes the following: Airbake Nonstick … Continue reading
A few months back, I received an email from Epikur Magazine, an online food and wine magazine written by The Wine School of Philadelphia, notifying me that my Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread post was being nominated for the Epikur Writer of the Year Award. How cool is that? I was also given this snazzy badge to put on my “featured in” page : It would mean a lot to me if you could take a minute to head over to the voting page, check off my name (Kaitlin Lunny) and vote for my little blog. There is no registration and you can only vote once. I’d really appreciate it! Vote here! Thank you for checking in on my blog from time to time as well. I love that you continue to be interested in my cooking journey and hope that you enjoy reading my posts as much as I like writing them! Also, if you haven’t checked out Epikur Magazine, I strongly suggest it!
I am a messy (and clumsy) cook. Because I usually start cooking as soon as I come home, I rely on aprons to keep my work clothes from being completely ruined by my latest culinary creation. One can never have too many aprons, so I’m happy to say that the lovely makers of Knotty Daughters Aprons contacted me about giving away one of their aprons to one of my readers! Knotty Daughters design and sell cute and functional aprons. They have plenty of styles and are made with extra long lies so you can knot them in the front or the back, depending on your preference. The best part: The aprons are made of kitchen towels so they can stand up to your best kitchen messes! They are also machine washable. As they say on their site, these are “knot your mom’s apron” hehe. Maya Apron- Front Maya Apron- Back Be sure to check our their selection of aprons here. The ladies at Knotty Daughters will be giving away an apron of the winner’s choice! To enter, just use the widget below. The giveaway will be open for one week. Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway
With St. Patrick’s Day fast approaching I have been thinking back to my trip to Ireland quite a bit. I had such a great time that I wanted to relive a little piece of it, through food of course! I was chosen to be a part of Foodbuzz’s 24×24 for March so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to make some Irish treats. I invited my Dad, boyfriend and Aunt who all came on the trip with me to Ireland as well as my grandpa, who grew up in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh in Northern Ireland, and my mom, who didn’t get to do the trip with us. I honestly was a bit nervous about this undertaking, I didn’t want to disappoint my grandpa or mess up a traditional meal! We began with a mini traditional Irish breakfast for an appetizer. An Irish breakfast consists of black and white pudding, bangers (sausage), rashers (bacon), a fried egg, baked beans, and a fried tomato. Because this was just an appetizer, I used quail eggs instead of traditional eggs. I found the black and white pudding, bangers and rashers on foodireland.com, a great website for Irish food products. A traditional Irish breakfast … Continue reading
I hope everyone had a wonderful New Years Eve! I have just come back from a wedding to ring in the new year, the perfect way to end 2011. This past year has been filled with many wonderful people, experiences, and of course, food. As I continue to progress in my cooking, I have a few blog-centric goals for 2012: 1. I hope to become more comfortable making up my own recipes more often. 2. I want to further develop my photography; I have made leaps and bounds from where I began, but I still have a long way to go! 3. Despite my love for pasta and baked goods (which is going nowhere), I hope to make more healthy choices in my ingredients during the year. Looking back at the posts I created during the year, I wanted to share some of the most popular recipes on my blog in 2011 (by page views). 10. Jalapeno-Ginger Butternut Squash Soup 9. Hummus & Vegetable Pizza 8. Garlic & Rosemary Smashed Potatoes 7. Creamy Asparagus Soup with Prosciutto 6. Green Bean Casserole with Mushrooms 5. Mushroom Mac & Cheese 4. Banana-Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies 3. Bacon, Egg & Toast Cups with … Continue reading
I have a confession to make. I am always (and I mean always) the girl at the table of 6 who has to use a card. It’s not like these group dinners are sprung upon me, but for some reason I never have the foresight to go to an ATM beforehand. So when it comes to splitting the check, my friends and I have to write a novel on the back of the check showing how we want everything broken down and on which card. Servers must hate seeing us seated in their section. Apparently I’m not the only cash-less jerk out there because American Express now has a service, appropriately named Serve, that helps eliminate the 14 credit cards at the end of a meal. I was given the opportunity through the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program to try out Serve (and obviously I’m the perfect candidate). The even better part is that Serve is hosting a contest to win $100 deposited into your very own Serve account! Stay tuned for a chance to enter this contest! So, what is serve? Serve is basically a digital source of funds that you can easily transfer to and from friends, family, or anyone … Continue reading