Roasted Red Pepper Dip {Greek Yogurt}

Roasted Red Pepper Dip {Greek Yogurt} ~ by My Utensil Crock

People love snacking. And when it's healthy snacks? All the better. Heck, more than once a week, I call that "dinner." I stumbled upon this idea when I was prepping to give a small-group cooking class in my home. We would be making my Kale and Egg Quiche with Sweet Potato "Crust," but the participants would likely arrive hungry, and the … [Read more...]

One-Pot Stovetop Lasagna Ragu with Sweet...

One-Pot Stovetop Lasagna Ragu with Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage by My Utensil Crock

If you have been following My Utensil Crock for a while, you know that I have been a member of a Cooking Club for more than 10 years now, ever since my buddy JBM and I decided that cooking with friends and talking about food and recipes would be the perfect way to spend one Sunday each month. One of our classic themes was "Soup's On!" … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Greek Yogur...

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt

To my new friend MM who told me tonight: "I love peanut butter, and I love yogurt, and I would love to put them together, but I don't know how" (or something very similar), may I recommend... Stirring. I jest. It's more than that, of course, but just the littlest bit. She (and you) will love this easy recipe idea. I first met this … [Read more...]

Broccoli Cheese Soup {Healthy}

Broccoli Cheese Soup {Healthy and Easy}

One more soup, before we head for spring? Despite my public affection for kale, broccoli was probably my first green veggie love. When I was young, my brother and I would split the broccoli duties: I would eat the florets, and he would take the stalk. Don't take this to mean we got along, this is just how we got through dinner. As further … [Read more...]

Quinoa Crust Hummus and Veggie “Pi...

Quinoa Crust Hummus + Veggie Pizza-6

Big quotes. Huge quotes around "pizza." This recipe is a play on a pizza. If you want actual pizza, I direct you to these two posts. If you are looking for a fun snack or party food - healthy and gluten-free while you're at it - you have come to the right place. At a somewhat-recent Cooking Club (Hostess: SLSC; Theme: Pizza; Date: … [Read more...]

Dark Chocolate Flourless Cookies

Dark Chocolate Flourless Cookies - 5 ingredients and done in 20 minutes.

In my mind, I had been posting too many desserts. But as it turns out, I only posted one since September. Upon further analysis, I had been eating too many desserts, not posting them. My bad. Dark Chocolate Flourless Cookies are the easiest. The easiest! Egg whites, cocoa, powdered sugar - and vanilla and salt. THAT'S IT. And chocolate chips, … [Read more...]

Smoked Salmon & Herbed Cream Cheese...

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There are some recipes I make that I can't wait to post. This is one of them. This Smoked Salmon & Herbed Cream Cheese Focaccia is dynamite. The mechanics that go in to a blog post are that I have to: 1) decide on a dish or recipe, 2) gather the ingredients, 3) cook it, 4) photograph it (in natural daylight), 5) edit the pictures, and 6) … [Read more...]

Black Bean + Bacon Soup

Black Bean + Bacon Soup-5

We had a reprieve in December, but it is squarely and completely winter now, at least in Washington, D.C. This past weekend we tallied about two feet of snow downtown (much more in some suburbs), and no one was happier about it than me. And my dog. You see, when you 1) live in a large apartment building that shovels for you, 2) don't lose power or … [Read more...]

Mini Salvadoran Breakfast Cakes

Salvadoran Breakfast Cakes-4

This week, we had a celebration at work in honor of a significant milestone for my supervisor: 25 years of federal service. 25 years! Oh no. I just realized I'm only a few months shy of half-way to 25 years. WHAT. JUST. HAPPENED. Ack. Composure regained. Any-way, I organized a brunch at work on Monday for this event. And want to know what's … [Read more...]

Small Batch Guacamole {Chipotle Recipe}

Small Batch Guacamole 4

It is so hard to resist table-side Guacamole, isn't it? If you are an avocado person, and you see the little cart with the cilantro, jalapeños, onions, tomatoes, salt, and like 500 avocados, it's pretty much a done deal. The first question is not "Should we order it?" but rather "How hot?" {Usually followed by, "Medium?"} Making Guacamole looks … [Read more...]