{Homemade Minced Garlic}

Elephant garlic is ginormous (thus the name, I suppose).  It’s one of those fun foods we discover through our co-op.  Organic and grown in Texas we were thrilled to find out we’d be getting garlic in our next share.  But that was 2 months ago…

Turns out Pete and I were kind of at a loss of what to do after receiving three of these bad boys.

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Garlic lasts forever, yes, but when one clove is the size below you could succeed in keeping a town of vampires at bay and put garlic in every dish for a year. Continue reading

{Stuffed Acorn Squash}

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Fall is here.  Officially!
In Texas we’re having a rare late-September chill in the morning.  It’s perfect for hot coffee in the morning and daydreaming about scarves.  I also discovered that if I go outside early (when it’s in the low 60s) and then lock myself in the house the rest of the day, I can trick myself into thinking it’s still chilly outside.  Feel free to try it, and you’re welcome.

You may remember me mentioning our local {co-op} a while back.  Well, with fall upon us, we’ve been inundated with squash and pumpkins!  They look beautiful sitting in the basket on our counter, but they were piling up, so it was time to figure out how to cook my pretty fall decor. Continue reading

{Sur La Table: French Cooking Class}

food food food food food!

I stinkin’ love food!  Thai, chocolate, a good steak, chowder, fried chicken, or a big ‘ole dish of cheese fries.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not the Food Network watching, recipe book reading, fancy restaurant eating foodie.  Pete and I like to pretend, but at our core, we’re really just fake foodies who’s taste buds aren’t developed enough to be picky.  But that doesn’t stop us from enjoying cooking at home inspired by various cookbooks, Pinterest treats, or passed down family recipes.

All that to say, sweet Pete got me an awesome anniversary gift…a cooking class! This wasn’t any cooking class, French-inspired recipes involving salmon, pastries, and chocolate tarts.  Watch out, Julia Childs!

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