delicious grEATings!

delicious grEATings by My Utensil Crock

You may have noticed a downtick in recipe posts in the past few months. I’m sorry about that. It wasn’t intentional. But don’t you worry, I have many in the hopper, especially after my productive week on vacation that I am wrapping up as I type. Well this is starting off quite nicely. #michiana #floridakeysmahimahi #beachdays #eeeeeats … [Read more...]

10 Tips and Techniques That Improved My ...

10 Tips and Techniques for Better Food Photography ~ by My Utensil Crock

In the spring of 2012, I bought a camera. I was headed on a fancy vacation with very dramatic scenery, and thought this was as good an excuse as any to buy myself a grown-up camera. Cue the dramatic scenery! It really looks like I'm standing in front of a fake background, doesn't it? My only specifications were: Light in weight / as … [Read more...]

Think Like a Lawyer, Blog Like a Pro {Or...

Think Like a Lawyer, Blog Like a Pro: A practical guide to navigating copyrights, trademarks, and more on the web. (eBook cover)

I have been hinting at a big project on the horizon, and it is finally time to make it Blog-Official. Please welcome Think Like a Lawyer, Blog Like a Pro: A practical guide to navigating copyrights, trademarks, and more on the web! My first eBook. {insert emoji with hearts for eyes!} I am so excited. As I was mentally drafting this post, … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday Nora!

Nora Bday-2

A very special lady turned 21 on Saturday! Please meet Nora, my Development Associate ~ Intern ~ Millennial Culture Coach ~ Recipe Namer ~ Cooking Class Assistant and Trivia Buff ~ Occasional Taste-Tester ~ All-Around Favorite College Student. And yes, that is how I recommend she document the last year of her life on her resume. I have … [Read more...]

New Venture: Cooking Classes!

Prequel Culinary Education

I have been hinting that good things were on the horizon, and I am SO EXCITED to announce the launch of this venture! Prequel is a new innovative concept in Washington DC that describes themselves as a "Megaplex for Foodies." I'm in! Prequel asked if I would be interested in teaching cooking classes. I laughed, thinking about the advanced … [Read more...]

5 Kitchen Clean-Ups for 2015

Kitchen Org

Happy New Year! I love spending some time as the year changes cleaning up a few things in the kitchen (and other rooms) that have been staring back at me for a while. And as I do so, I shake my head with the realization that each of the tasks that has been nagging me for up to months on end takes, like, 90 seconds to complete. Here are 5 … [Read more...]

I Guess That Includes the Meringues


If anything in this world is certain, my grandmother will always be there, and she will always make her Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies. Little puffy clouds of awesome, a crisp shell protecting a sweet, gooey chocolaty center; messy to eat as all get-out. The only solution is to shove the whole thing in your mouth in one bite - purely out of … [Read more...]

Cowtoberfest {Fair Oaks Farms}

Welcome to Cowtwoberfest

When in Indiana, do as the Hoosiers do. I am visiting my family in Indiana for a little stretch this month. It was a hard decision, because I LOVE the fall and don't want to miss out on it anywhere, even when I am enjoying it somewhere else. The tastes, sights, smells, and events of autumn make it hands-down my favorite season. The pull of some … [Read more...]

New Year’s Resolutions

We are two weeks in to 2014, and I thought I would check in on how everyone is doing with their New Year's Resolutions. How goes it? I try more and more to not have to find a reason to make positive changes, but there is something about a crisp new page on the calendar that is conducive to new behaviors, attitudes, and ... food! New ideas in the … [Read more...]

Hosting: Our Growing Edge … Round-up! ...


This is the second post of two, reviewing the submissions for Our Growing Edge, an online "linkup party" that encourages food bloggers to go beyond their comfort zones and try new things.  Check out the first post here, and read on below for the second half!     13. Prawn Paste, from Sharing the Food We Love. The monster tiger prawns … [Read more...]