Saffron Orzo

Saffron Orzo by My Utensil Crock

This spring has been a busy one, so I am reposting an oldie but goodie from May 2013. Try this Saffron Orzo with Teriyaki Sirloin Kabobs! Looking for an easy, different, and colorful side dish? Hello, Saffron Orzo! If you have not tried orzo, the texture is great - it looks like large grains of rice, but tastes like (and is) pasta. … [Read more...]

Tortilla Chips

Make Your Own Tortilla Chips ~ My Utensil Crock

This spring has been a busy one, so I am reposting an oldie but goodie. Almost four years ago (!) to the day (unplanned! fortuitous!) I posted this recipe for making tortilla chips out of tortillas. Healthier than a store-bought bag of chips, and about 20 minutes in the oven. Not bad, right? Try them in these Healthy Nachos, like I do! When … [Read more...]

How to: Brown Butter

How to Brown Butter by My Utensil Crock

If you have never browned butter, it's time. I don't know the whole science behind browned butter, and you aren't going to hear about milkfat and clarified butter* from me (* I am pretty sure those terms are related to browned butter). Just a lot of step-by-step photos showing you How to Brown Butter, and untold praise of this magic … [Read more...]

Mom’s Brisket

Mom's Brisket by My Utensil Crock

My 200th Post! CUE THE BALLOONS! I wanted to do something special for this post, and while my mom prefers palindromic numbers - like 202 or 222 - to round numbers, I am hopeful she will forgive me and be honored anyway. I present to you: My Mom's Brisket. This recipe is one of the very few I can shop for and make without notes - it's that … [Read more...]

Creamed Spinach

Creamed Spinach by My Utensil Crock

It has been eleven years since my first "cooking date" with my grandma Ga. Time flies. I remember so well the kitchen in her apartment. She never let the building upgrade it - in 50 years. Everything had its place, namely the tin receptacles for leftovers, enormous jars of mayonnaise, and cooked bacon wrapped in aluminum foil left on the … [Read more...]

Italian Sausage Lasagna with Zucchini No...

Zucchini Turkey Sausage Lasagna by My Utensil Crock

I have so been looking forward to posting this Italian Sausage Lasagna with Zucchini Noodles. It actually started as a "Thanksgiving leftovers" recipe, of all things, when I had considered using shredded leftover roasted turkey in the filling. But I had a slight fail with making a roasted turkey breast a month before Thanksgiving during a time … [Read more...]

Hummingbird Bread with Cream Cheese Fros...

Hummingbird Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting by My Utensil Crock

I may not be Southern, but I know a delectable Southern dessert when I taste one. And that's what we have here. I was introduced to this deliciousness shortly after college, during a visit to E(H)A in Atlanta. At that time, I liked baking but had not at all yet hit my stride. E had kitchen skills that I attributed to her Southern DNA. It … [Read more...]

Oat Flour Pancakes with Fresh Roasted Be...

Oat flour pancakes with fresh roasted fruit syrup ~ by My Utensil Crock

In this crazy world we are living in, may I recommend: THIS. I enjoyed it all weekend long. And potentially will at work too this week; need to work on my commuting/storing/serving-on-desk system. I definitely had it last night for dinner. Because I have never regretted "breakfast for dinner," and neither would you. This recipe … [Read more...]