Dad’s Potato Latkes

Dad's Latkes ~ by My Utensil Crock

If I had to pick, potatoes may be my favorite food. Definitely among my very favorite foods. Top three for sure. And potatoes are at their finest when fried. I like the mushy and medium fries best though, not the little crunchy pieces. I mean, I will finish any fries that even slow down in front of me, but I prefer fries to have a little … [Read more...]

“Everything Bagel” Seasoning

Everything Bagel Seasoning ~ by My Utensil Crock

Have your tastes changed over the years? My favorite bagel used to be the Egg Bagel. It's possible that you haven't even heard of this variety - they are yellow (sometimes, almost unnaturally so), and for some reason kosher salami on an egg bagel (with NO toppings) was my thing for a long time. I mean, I wouldn't turn it down now, but it used to … [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...]

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...]