February 2, 2010

Corn Fritters

drizzle of agave syrup


Three years ago, I spied this recipe in an issue of a  Rachael Ray magazine

Dick Clark’s Corn Fritters.

dick clarks corn fritters

Whoa!  He made them for his family every year on NYE before he went to the Times-Square Studio.

Isn’t that super sweet and cute?


January 30, 2010

Everyday Crêpes

i made crepes today

I made crêpes once and it was a disaster.  Total FAIL.  I didn’t let the batter rest long enough.

Damn you impatient girl!

For the past few evenings I’ve been scouring my old Jan/Feb issues of Everyday Food magazine to get some new recipe ideas.
I kept seeing recipes for crêpes!

Were they just recycling the recipe, or is this a really good time of year to make crêpes?

They looked incredibly simple to make.  I whipped up the batter right before we went to bed last night so I wouldn’t be tempted to use it immediately and have another failed attempt at crêpe making.

How did it go?


January 29, 2010

Simple. Mint. Tea.

New addiction:

Simple Mint Tea

1. Boil water.



January 27, 2010

Citrus Squeeze Smoothie

good morning!

This Sunset magazine has been splayed out on my kitchen counter over the past few weeks…tempting me.

Today was the day that I bowed down and gave in.

a year of living well

I’ve heard soo many people coughing these days that I figured it’s time to get my immunity boost!

Reading that there was a frozen banana in the mix had me sold. Orange banana smoothies are by far my favorite combo.

I already had a huge mess in the kitchen to clean up, what’s a little more?

So get your ingredients ready-


January 25, 2010

my current organizing tips

it's stormy

It’s been raining a lot here in Northern California!  A LOT!

lucky boy

It’s nice, but it’s prevented us from going on the afternoon walks I love so much.

Because I’ve been stuck inside on my days off of work, I’ve been trying my hardest to get organized and streamline my life a bit.

It’s been a challenge, but I have implemented a few things that have saved me.


January 24, 2010

Apple Celery Spinach Juice

Another green juice under my belt.  This one was amazing!

The sweetness of the apples balances out any bitterness that comes from the celery and spinach.

Honestly, the spinach was barely noticeable in the taste, but look how much green I got out of it!

juice juice juice!

I was surprised at the amount of juice that was produced with these simple ingredients:



January 23, 2010

Creamy Artichoke Dip


For those of you who are on the Mayo=Yuck team like me, this is a nice treat!

What we have here is a cream cheese based artichoke dip! A guaranteed hit at your next dinner party!

Or if you are a member of my household, you would just call it “last night’s dinner.”

We sat around the dinner table just dipping stuff into it. *yum*

Casey REALLY loved it and was upset there wasn’t more.  A good sign indeed.

The recipe is very simple and open to interpretation.  I have a hard time following recipes like this because it seems silly to measure parsley in a little tablespoon.  I just added a small bunch in the processor.  I think I got a greener than normal dip, but I loved the way it tasted so I am totally OK with that.