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...]

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...]

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...]

How to: Make Buttermilk at Home {Two Ing...

How to Make Your Own Buttermilk! by My Utensil Crock

Have you bought a carton of buttermilk? Have you ever used all of it before its expiration? I know. I make my own buttermilk, with just two staple ingredients: skim milk and fresh lemon juice.  In short, the lemon juice curdles the milk, and the resulting concoction can be substituted for buttermilk in any baking recipe, or similar, … [Read more...]

Roasting Pan Meal: Za’atar Chicken...

Roasting Pan Meal with Za'atar Chicken, Broccolini, and Oranges by My Utensil Crock

2017 may be my Year of the Roasting Pan Meal. I have roasted vegetables in the oven, and I have roasted meat in the oven, but together? In the same pan? Why does this idea seem so revolutionary? And the possibilities and permutations are endless! I'm already thinking about shrimp. I wonder if this same method would work for fish filets? … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Bounty Veggie Crustless Qui...

Thanksgiving Bounty Veggie Crustless Quiche by My Utensil Crock

Am I talking about Thanksgiving already? Under 4 weeks is fair game, if you ask me. Or, if you read my blog. Which, you do. You can certainly make this Thanksgiving Bounty Veggie Crustless Quiche on other days, if you are in the mood! But Thanksgiving lends itself to lots of surplus cooked veggies, and probably some extra people in … [Read more...]

Pad See-Ew with Chicken

Pad See Ew with Chicken by My Utensil Crock

"Pad See-Ew with chicken." That's my order when I go for Thai food. Every time. I don't deviate. I knew that "Pad" means stir-fried, but I had to look up "see-ew." Looks like it means "soy sauce"! That must be why I like it. Stir-fried soy sauce. Well, some other things too. When you order Pad See-Ew at a Thai restaurant, it is made … [Read more...]

Kale and Bacon Cheesy Party Dip

Kale and Bacon Cheesy Party Dip by My Utensil Crock

If there is kale in it, it’s healthy, right? How about THIS much kale? * Crickets * Ok, I will not pretend this recipe is healthy, but I will assure you it is delicious, and is a total winner for party snacks. If there are three things people are loving on these days, they are kale, bacon, and cheese. I had a few ladies over to … [Read more...]