I don’t even eat Thanksgiving leftovers. This is not a joke. There are a few things I can stomach the next day but the general idea of leftovers just grosses me out. Whenever I tell people this the usual response … Continue reading →
Wow, it’s been a MINUTE. My apologies, life got hectic there for a second. Let me count the ways: settling into a new job, the holidays, turning one year wiser, adopting a new diet and a new outlook on life. … Continue reading →
Yeee, the rumors are true ladies & gents. I’m a from scratch snob. I turn my nose up at desserts made from a box, fruit out the can, boxed mashed potatoes etc. It’s disgusting. Also, where’s the fun in that? It’s just not fun to make ANYTHING that requires you to just add water. Also, it almost always never tastes as good. So why do it?
Well, actually, I can answer that question. TIME. Let me tell you a funny and hypocritical story:
Let me start by saying this: I’m having a dilemma with “the middle rack rule” in my oven. For years I have ignored the middle rack rule and cooked/baked food on the second highest rack and things always seemed to turn out fine. Lately, I’ve been diligent about following the middle rack rule and it’s been nothing short of a nightmare. For those that don’t know, the middle rack rule (a phrase that may or may not exist) is just a preferred method of cooking (usually). Many recipes ask that you adjust your rack to the middle of the oven before cooking and I believe it’s supposed to help food items cook more evenly but it appears to be having the opposite effect for me. Typicalll.
However, I can’t blame this all on the rack rule. I’m also using an oven different than what I’m used to using and that’s probably a much larger reason as to why things aren’t turning out perfect. Regardless, the end result has been a baked good cooked on the outside but a tad bit underdone on the inside. I might start ignoring that rule again.
“I want to get more into lentils.” – Lauren Nicole (circa June 2012) Well, I succeeded. I believe this is my third (or fourth) lentil recipe. Pretty safe to say we’re official. Men, you’ll like this too because it has … Continue reading →