Category Archives: Favourites

crockpot lasagna © 2012 theCrackerBoxKitchen. All rights reserved.

Crockpot Lasagna

  This meal was suppose to round out “Italian Week”, but after eating Sunday Sauce, and Chicken with Olives and Peppers, and Chicken Marsala, oh, and a Nahunta ham… I just couldn’t do it. I needed a break from the … Continue reading

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Caramel Corn

You know those huge 3-section tins of popcorn (the ones the neighbourhood kids would sell for fundraisers?) that lived on top of the refrigerator for months after you received them?  You know, the ones with the stale buttered popcorn, and … Continue reading

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Insalata Caprese

I’m convinced that in another life, I was an Italian. I love Italian food. And I’m not talking about limp pasta and sauce from a jar. I mean good Italian food. With fresh ingredients, and salty cheeses, and plenty of bread on … Continue reading

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B-L-T

After fighting the @#%!!! squirrels for the past 2 months, I was finally able to salvage enough large tomatoes to make BLTs and caprese salad (see tomorrow’s post). This post isn’t intended to tell you “how to make a BLT”.  Everybody … Continue reading

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BBQ Chicken

As I was planning my meals last week, I realized that I have recipe fatigue. T and I have been alternating cooking weeks and planning meals since January or February.  I’ve read and reviewed and made so many new recipes … Continue reading

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Chamomile Lemonade

You may never make lemonade with just water and lemons again. (And you certainly won’t use that powdered stuff anymore!) The inspiration for this concoction came from the strangest of places: my desire to have naturally sun-highlighted (high-lit?) hair. A couple … Continue reading

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Fish Tacos with Spicy Remoulade

I have to admit, I’ve never had a fish taco before now.  Or maybe once, but it obviously wasn’t memorable. I’ve always shied away from fish tacos. They just sound weird. Fish? In a taco? With shredded cheese and salsa? No thank … Continue reading

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Nam Sod

T first made this dish a few months ago. He had a version of it at a Thai restaurant and was so taken with the flavour that he wanted to try making it at home. It’s super quick and easy … Continue reading

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Soy-Bourbon Glazed Pork Chop

This is a  “smack-yo-mama” good pork chop.  (Sorry, Mama.) I’m serious, this pork chop is just that good. Or rather the glaze is just that good. I’m definitely going to be trying it on my chicken… and shrimp… and maybe even on my oatmeal. … Continue reading

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Turkey Meatloaf with Feta and Sundried Tomatoes

First , let me apologize for the image to your left. I’m sorry. I couldn’t resist. Second, meatloaf just doesn’t photograph well (As you can see from my traditional meatloaf recipe.) It’s meat, shaped like a loaf. Delicious, yes. Photogenic, no … Continue reading

Sweet Potato Chocolate chip muffins © 2011 theCrackerBoxKitchen. All rights reserved.

Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Muffins

There is a local bakery (who shall remain nameless) that makes the most delicious pumpkin chocolate chip muffins. These muffins are so tasty that they’re worth trip when you’re so-late-for-work-that-you-didn’t-have-time-for-breakfast-and-you-really-don’t-have-time-to-stop-for-a-muffin-but-you-do-it-anyway. (That was really tedious to type, by the way.)  So … Continue reading

Pasta with shrimp and vegetables © 2011 theCrackerBoxKitchen. All rights reserved.

Pasta Premavera Carbonara

This recipe came to me in a dream. Well, in a daze to be more exact. When I got off work yesterday I was tired, and hungry, and my brain felt mushy. I went home, stripped down to my skivvies … Continue reading