Tag Archive: cooking

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

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

Jiggle All the Whey!

This was a very exciting holiday for team Food It Yourself. Dad and Syllie and I made manicotti for Christmas dinner, which is typical. What we did differently this year was make our… 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

Tofu- Fun to Say and Fun to Eat!

October has flown by here at Food It Yourself HQ. We are almost done winterizing the garden. The chickens are in full molt; we will winterize the coop soon. We are looking forward… Continue reading

Too Hot To Cook: Salmorejo

It is too darn hot in Central MA. It is August, so nobody is surprised. This is also New England, so everyone is complaining. For those of you not from New England, popular… Continue reading

The Dinner With No Name

Mrs. S, my friend’s mother, taught me how to make this amazing vegetable side dish. She would serve it to us at sleep-overs, cook outs and camping trips. It is the most amazing… Continue reading