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...]

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...]

Rice Noodles with Ground Chicken, Green ...

Rice Noodles with Ground Chicken, Green Beans, Fried Shallots, and Garlic Chips by My Utensil Crock

... and Cilantro, and Roasted Peanuts, and other deliciousness. I subscribe to a few food magazines, but I don't read them when they arrive. I stock them up and go through a big bunch at once, looking for submissions for my "to make" pile. Years before I started my blog - in 2010! - I had a mega-session of poring through stacks of magazines. … [Read more...]

Breakfast Pizza {Bacon, Chicken Sausage,...

Breakfast Pizza by My Utensil Crock

Breakfast Pizza. Let's go there. I was a little too excited to realize this is technically an "in-stock" recipe. I usually have all of the things needed to make this recipe in my apartment. Yessss.... For this particular photographed pizza, I used pizza dough from a little gourmet market, Centrolina Mercato. But fresh homemade pizza dough … [Read more...]

Smoked Salmon & Herbed Cream Cheese...

Salmon and Herbed Cream Cheese Focaccia_-10

There are some recipes I make that I can't wait to post. This is one of them. This Smoked Salmon & Herbed Cream Cheese Focaccia is dynamite. The mechanics that go in to a blog post are that I have to: 1) decide on a dish or recipe, 2) gather the ingredients, 3) cook it, 4) photograph it (in natural daylight), 5) edit the pictures, and 6) … [Read more...]

Superbowl 50 Snacks

11+ Super Bowl Snacks from My Utensil Crock

It's that time again! Everyone start googling "Super Bowl Snacks!" In honor of this fabulous food-centered (let's be honest!) day, I have compiled some of my favorite bar foods and related snackies from previous posts that are great for groups. These recipes aren't exactly as healthy as a big kale salad, but most are lightened up, and won't … [Read more...]

Small Batch Guacamole {Chipotle Recipe}

Small Batch Guacamole 4

It is so hard to resist table-side Guacamole, isn't it? If you are an avocado person, and you see the little cart with the cilantro, jalapeños, onions, tomatoes, salt, and like 500 avocados, it's pretty much a done deal. The first question is not "Should we order it?" but rather "How hot?" {Usually followed by, "Medium?"} Making Guacamole looks … [Read more...]

Ratatouille Lasagna {No-Noodle}

Ratatouille Lasagna-8

I have so much to tell you about this lasagna, and I want to say it all at once. In no particular order - or, all at once, if that were possible: It's DELICIOUS. The ricotta and mozzarella you crave from lasagna, and the rich vegetable flavors of ratatouille, together in one casserole. Mmm, mmm, mmm. Healthy twists in this recipe will give you a … [Read more...]

Angel Food Cake

Angel Food Cake-3

I have a good friend from law school who always thinks I am pulling her leg. Don't get me wrong - I am often pulling her leg - but if one thing is true in this world, I would never steer SLRH wrong. She knows that, of course, but it doesn't stop her from rolling through the entire extended potential aftermath of whatever I have just thrown at her, … [Read more...]

Lox, Red Onion, and Dill Savory Scones

Savory Salmon Scones-4

Happy Birthday Dad! For your birthday, I am announcing to the Internets: I LIKE LOX! * I have not always liked smoked salmon, a.k.a. lox. But after a few salmon and avocado sushi rolls, I realized that I was actually eating, and loving, something really quite similar. This is not unlike an epiphany I had toward the end of college; that is, … [Read more...]