Category Archive: Cook it yourself

Let’s Try That Again…

Back in 2019 (maybe it was 2018), I found this recipe for Dijon mustard. I made a double batch because Mr. Food It Yourself is a mustard fanatic. It turned out very, very,… Continue reading

Pilaffing Out Loud

Growing up, we would regularly buy Near East brand lentil pilaf mix to have with dinner. It was easy to prepare, perfectly seasoned, and it went on sale frequently (since the Near East… Continue reading

Crunch Time

I love snacks, and Mr. Food It Yourself does, also. A while ago, actually a few years ago, I experimented with making crunchy chickpea snacks. The concept is simple- remove the water from… Continue reading

Too Hot to Cook, But That’s Okay Because We Have Tomatoes

It is August and it is too hot and I am grumpy and my brain is not working efficiently. Thankfully, it is my second favorite season- tomato season! We got a couple ears… Continue reading

This Spud’s for Independence Day

It is Independence Day weekend here in the USofA. Yes, some states have chosen to strip doctors of the freedom to adequately treat their patients, and to require healthcare professionals to disclose HIPPA-protected… Continue reading

Awe Shakshuka!

No, that is not a clever substitute for a swear word. Shakshuka is a delicious dish, made all over North Africa, consisting of eggs poached in a spicy tomato sauce. It can be… Continue reading

Trust the Process- It’s Delicious!

This weekend I drove from central Massachusetts all the way to northeastern Rhode Island to visit my sister, Syllie. We spent the day chatting, drinking tea, and using some of the rhubarb that… Continue reading

Cookie Day 2021

Yes, Food It Yourself Cookie Day 2021 has happened. My family firmly believes that Christmas is the cookie holiday, so we always make an assortment. This year, my sister (Syllie), my dad, and… Continue reading

Rhubarb Ketchup- Yes! That’s a Thing.

Mr. Food It Yourself is a big fan of ketchup. Commercially prepared ketchup has a few drawbacks, though. It tends to be high in salt and added sugar. Many major brands use high… Continue reading

Toadally Delicious!

Living in a home without cable TV in the 1990’s, Saturday evenings meant one thing- “Brit-coms” on public television. Not sure how it happened, but our local public television network got the rights… Continue reading