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...]

Mocha Marble Loaf Cake with Espresso Gla...

Mocha Marble Loaf Cake with Espresso Glaze ~ by My Utensil Crock

This spring has been a busy one, so I am reposting an oldie but goodie from May 2013. This Mocha Marble Loaf Cake with Espresso Glaze is aces. Try it with your coffee this weekend! I could look at this picture all day. But the sooner I get this recipe written and posted, the sooner you can make it. And the sooner your life will be that … [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...]

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...]

Take Two Turkey Ragu with Whole Wheat Sp...

Take Two Turkey Ragu with Whole Wheat Spaghetti by My Utensil Crock

I could eat pasta with meat sauce every day. One of my first posts was this basic meat sauce. I think it's cute how I ended the recipe with "let it simmer for 10 minutes." Ha! Like I have the willpower to not dig in immediately. This Take Two Turkey Ragu with Whole Wheat Spaghetti has a little twist, and I don't know why it seems so … [Read more...]

Make Ahead Breakfast Sandwiches {Freeze ...

Make Ahead Breakfast Sandwiches by My Utensil Crock

I have so much time in the morning before work. I'm always looking for something else to do in those hours before I start my day, and I always have a delicious, hot breakfast. - No one, ever. I may be one for hyperbole, but the quality of my life has literally improved a million-fold since perfecting this recipe and process. With less than a … [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...]

Black Bean + Bacon Soup

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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...]

Sweet Potato, Black Bean + Quinoa Veggie...

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I have made this recipe exactly once, and I already know these Sweet Potato, Black Bean + Quinoa Veggie Burgers will be a 2016 go-to favorite. My first batch did not last long at all. And I could not wait to share this post with you! After the sweet potato is baked and quinoa is made, these veggie burgers take only a few minutes to assemble and … [Read more...]