Easy Skillet Focaccia

Easy Skillet Focaccia ~ by My Utensil Crock

It is usually easier for me to bake bread from scratch than to buy it. I am often ridiculed when I say that. But with this statement, I obviously do not mean that handing a cashier a loaf of bread and a credit card is really difficult, and kneading bread and waiting for it rise and bake take less time than swiping a credit card. What … [Read more...]

30 Second Scrambled Eggs – in the ...

30 Second Scrambled Eggs ~ by My Utensil Crock

I am completely enamored of this recipe. Well, "recipe" is a strong word for it. Trick? Technique? Call it what you will, but in about 30 seconds, you can make scrambled eggs in your microwave. And they are fluffy, and light, and delicious. No oil, just egg. They pop right out! And it won't be rubbery - as long as you don't spread them … [Read more...]

Healthier Chicken Parmesan with Cheesy B...

Healthier Chicken Parmesan ~ by My Utensil Crock

Ahhhhh, yes. I made this. And I ate this. It tasted exactly like it looks. Completely delicious. I have had a stack of tattered pages - recipes torn out from magazines - for years. Every once in a while I cull through it, looking for inspiration and knowing my tastes have changed and that I am likely not going to make each of the … [Read more...]

Gnocchi with Spinach and Chicken Italian...

Gnocchi with Spinach and Chicken Italian Sausage ~ by My Utensil Crock

This is a favorite that always feels fancier than it is. I tore a recipe from a Real Simple magazine over 10 years ago (!), reduced the amount of meat, cheese, and salt, increased the spinach, and have been enjoying it ever since. Ack! Realizing it has been 10 years makes me feel old. Eh, this recipe makes me feel more "accomplished" than … [Read more...]

Mascarpone Grilled Cheese Sandwiches wit...

Marscapone Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Hot Chocolate Soup ~ by My Utensil Crock

This post was a long time coming, in a few ways. First, the recipe. Mascarpone Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Hot Chocolate Soup. I first met this recipe in 2008 by way of an early but classic Cooking Club (Hostess: me; Theme: Soup’s On!; Date: 12.07.08). Every recipe in that menu was a soup, and this dessert course did not disappoint. The menu … [Read more...]

Kale Greek Salad

Kale Greek Salad ~ by My Utensil Crock

Before I was able to fully detox* from my trip to Charleston last weekend, I am off again. * Work was wayyyy too much of a mess this week to actually eat healthy food and not drink.... She says, playing a mental montage starring cheetos.... If you didn't follow along in Charleston on Instagram, may I suggest you start here: #brunch … [Read more...]

Lox + Bagel Brunch Bake

Lox + Bagel Brunch Bake ~ by My Utensil Crock

I proudly present to you: the Lox + Bagel Brunch Bake! I have been looking forward to posting this recipe for a few months now, and the stars have finally aligned. This recipe combines two of my favorite brunch dishes: the bagel bake and lox and bagels, with all the fixin's. Cream cheese, chives, dill, tomato, onions, capers ... the whole … [Read more...]

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...]