“Greens & Grains” ~ Far...

Farro, Arugula, Caper, and Olive Salad ~ by My Utensil Crock

I was so excited to come home to this today. I skipped breakfast and took Tazewell on a nice long walk this morning, and as we started for home, I suddenly wished I had a big salty sandwich. Cravings, man. I thought about stopping at The Italian Store for some prosciutto, but then remembered I had THESE leftovers in my fridge. No, it's … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Italian Quinoa Breakfast Casserole

Italian Quinoa Breakfast Bake by My Utensil Crock

When people ask me if I could do anything instead of my job, what it would be, one of my stock answers is: "Hang out with friends in a big vacation house and make brunch and sit around and drink coffee all day." The salary on this fantasy is a bit lower than my current gig, so I reserve such activity for special occasions... ...Such … [Read more...]

Super Salad Slaw with Cider Vinegar Dres...

Super Slaw with Cider Vinegar Dressing by My Utensil Crock

Some days, I just need healthy veggies until I can't chew any more. Today - sandwiched between last week (a busy week at work where I wasn't able to bring lunch), and this coming week (with a trip to Omaha for several days of wedding festivities for a friend) - was one of those days. So I got out my food processor's shredding disc, … [Read more...]

Fast, No-Rise Homemade Hamburger Buns {S...

No-Rise Hamburger Buns by My Utensil Crock

Sometimes it's easier to make bread than to buy it. You may not agree with that statement. But fresh, hot bread out of your oven in about 40 minutes? With NO rise time? If you're not with me on that, I don't know if we can be friends. And you haven't tried Cheesy Beer Bread. I happened upon this recipe out of … [Read more...]