Teriyaki Sirloin Kabobs

Saffron Orzo with Teriyaki Sirloin Kabobs by My Utensil Crock

This teriyaki recipe is delicious - salty and sweet, and so easy to make. I love making my own sauces and marinades because there are no fillers, just a few pure ingredients. Kabobs are simple to prepare and cook quickly, and are, like Shish Taouk - Chicken Kabobs, very versatile. Perfect for every occasion. Teriyaki Sirloin Kabobs   … [Read more...]

Graham Cracker Granola


This is one of my favorite recipes, for a few unrelated reasons. First, and most predictable, is that it tastes amazing. The crunch, the sweetness, the chewiness from a bit of dried fruit - it just all works. Second, I have made this recipe for a few memorable brunches, and something as simple as home-made granola can really top off an … [Read more...]

Shrimp and Cucumber Finger Sandwiches


This delectable nibble, which evolved from my Green Goddess Dip post, is one example of a whole being better than the sum of its parts. This recipe uses the components from the Green Goddess Dip and assembles them in a more formal presentation. The result is a combination of texture and taste that really works. Doesn't this look like it would be … [Read more...]

Parmesan Spinach


When it comes to spinach, I am usually just a sauteed-with-garlic kind of gal, but occasionally I will add a little more depth. Here, I lightened up a recipe for a cheesy spinach by using skim milk instead of whole milk, and using less cheese than the recipe called for. I am sure, given my results, that it would be even more decadent with the … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Mandel Bread


Craving to make cookies + My offer to bake a snack for a morning meeting Morning cookies Simple math. Well, mandel bread, not "morning cookies," but that is certainly a descriptive term for these chocolatey, crunchy delights. If you are not familiar with mandel bread, it is the Jewish version of biscotti. Have you ever wondered how biscotti is … [Read more...]

Green Goddess Dip


Is hummus on its way out? I feel like hummus is on its way out. I still love it, and imagine I will post a hummus recipe soon, but I feel like maybe we are turning a corner on the chickpea front. If so, you heard it here first. Enter: Green Goddess Dip. Just the name of it sounds luscious, no? If you are looking for something a little different … [Read more...]

Chocolate-Cinnamon Oatmeal with Fresh Fr...


Until recently, if I was looking for a filling breakfast, I would have taken an egg sandwich over oatmeal any day. In my mind, all oatmeal was like the package of over-flavored, over-sugared cinnamon-apple instant stuff you hydrate with hot water from the office water cooler. Fine in a pinch, but not very satisfying. Enter: actual oatmeal. … [Read more...]

Tortilla Chips

Make Your Own Tortilla Chips ~ My Utensil Crock

When I sit down at a Mexican restaurant, they just can't bring (or refill) the chips fast enough. The part I do not love? With every chip - and there are always many - I think about the deep fry. So much deep fry. This cannot be rectified when dining out, but when at home, this recipe is perfect to satisfy your own craving or serve to company. I … [Read more...]

Southwest Quinoa Bowl


I did a lot of cooking this week, and found myself, as I do during such weeks, with odds and ends in the fridge, in small quantities, and no real plan. At such a time, pizza delivery may sound perfect, but these delicious ingredients were all calling to me. Perhaps you recognize some of them from recent posts: garlic, onions, cooked quinoa, … [Read more...]