My back yard project

Over the last 4-5 years, I have somewhat lost the desire to deal with the back yard, short of planning my edible garden and wishing that the rest of the yard wasn’t such a shithole….

Eggroll bowl

Eggroll Stir Fry Bowls

I totally stole this idea from another blog.  It sounded pretty legit, so I fussed with it to suit our tastes and not depend on leftovers. I am well aware that this is one of…

Bacon Cheeseburger Quiche

Bacon Cheeseburger Quiche

This is as ridiculous as it sounds.  But it is also delicious, filling, and if you’re keeping an eye on your carbohydrate intake, low carb.  It also gives you all the flavor of a bacon…


The modified hugelkultur beds got an update this weekend!

As part of my early spring yard cleanup, I trimmed back a ton of the huge rhododendron in the front yard to bring more light into the house, and finally deadheaded our huge hydrangea. I’ve…

orange creamsicle cupcakes

Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

This recipe is originally from the now neglected Not So Humble Pie. It has been heavily modified and dolled up to suit my increasingly picky tastes but is quite good.  The secret to this recipe is the…

orange creamsicle cupcakes

Orange Creamsicle Mousseline Buttercream

This is based off of Rose Levy Beranbaum’s Mousseline Buttercream.  Simply put, it is the greatest base buttercream recipe.  Period.  It is just so stinkin’ delicious.  The texture is light for a European style buttercream,…

Sous vide orange curd

Simple Orange Curd Sous Vide

I learned last minute that we would be celebrating a coworker’s birthday the next day.  I just started at a new company a month and a half ago, so I am still in the phase…