Grandma’s Holiday Cookies {a/k/a C...

Grandma's Holiday Cookies {Cut-Out Cookies}

!Very. Special. Recipe. Alert! I had not had these cookies in probably 25 years, but when I made this batch and took one bite, I was instantly transported back to my early teens. I don't have many Proustian madeleine moments, but this was a big one. Totally back in Indiana, complete with peg-rolled jeans and intense bangs that were re-styled … [Read more...]

“All the Good Stuff” Day-Aft...

Thanksgiving Leftover Quiche by My Utensil Crock

Would I make an entire Thanksgiving dinner one month before the holiday, just to have the leftovers to make this "All the Good Stuff" Day-After Thanksgiving Leftover Crustless Quiche? Maybe. Oh, did I? Yes I did. Pretty much. Turkey was quite a challenge to find a month before the big day {which I guess makes sense when you think … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Bounty Veggie Crustless Qui...

Thanksgiving Bounty Veggie Crustless Quiche by My Utensil Crock

Am I talking about Thanksgiving already? Under 4 weeks is fair game, if you ask me. Or, if you read my blog. Which, you do. You can certainly make this Thanksgiving Bounty Veggie Crustless Quiche on other days, if you are in the mood! But Thanksgiving lends itself to lots of surplus cooked veggies, and probably some extra people in … [Read more...]

Mini Flourless Chocolate Cakes

Mini Flourless Chocolate Cake ~ by My Utensil Crock

Every year, I have a big plan for Passover to take advantage of the limited diet for the week and be healthy. Straight lean-meat-and-vegetables for me. But then like a minute later, I am finding different ways to combine butter, sugar, eggs, and chocolate. Oh and, unrelated, cheese. Chocolate flourless cake has always been intriguing and … [Read more...]

Toasted Coconut Chocolate Chunk Macaroon...

Chocolate Chunk Macaroons ~ by My Utensil Crock

The true meaning of Passover is celebrating freedom ... and trying different types of desserts. Sacrilegious? Nah. A major part of celebrating holidays is enjoying traditional foods - sometimes foods we only have once a year, or that we haven't had since childhood. I'm not a huge coconut person, but coconut macaroons taste like Passover to … [Read more...]

Matza Lasagna

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Love this. A simple Passover-friendly version of a classic comfort dish. This recipe uses matza instead of noodles in a layered lasagna. What? Yep, no joke. With a brief soak in water and bake in the oven, matza substitutes for noodles, and you get your doughy fix for the week. I have not tested this recipe on kids, but I bet it … [Read more...]

Cabernet-Braised Brisket with Garlic

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Spring is (allegedly) just around the corner, but this winter brought with it many long, cold days. And for me, those days were excellent opportunities to spend some QT in the kitchen. Enter: this brisket. Braised in red wine, with garlic. What isn't better with red wine and garlic? I just moved in to a new apartment, and as I was packing up my … [Read more...]