Category Archives: Recipe

chamomile lemonade © 2011 theCrackerBoxKitchen. All rights reserved.

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

ginger-shallott cod © 2011 theCrackerBoxKitchen. All rights reserved.

Ginger-Shallott Cod

 This is one of my new favourite recipes. Think cod is only good battered and fried with fries and a beer?  Well, fish and chips is a tasty meal, but this one’s much healthier.  The “warm relish” (as I’ll call … 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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Quatre Cupcakes

And for Valentine’s Day dessert, we enjoyed a quartet of cupcakes! A few months back I goofed-up on a batch of black bean chocolate cupcakes, and ended-up making a delicious “crumble”  or “trifle”… or something… with orange butter cream icing. T loved … Continue reading

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Steak au Poivre

Since we began dating, each year T and I have alternated who plans our anniversary and who plans Valentine’s Day. We are a modern, progressive couple, so “bah!” to the idea that it’s “the man’s job” to plan and buy and … 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

Homemade Italian bread © 2011 theCrackerBoxKitchen. All rights reserved.

Italian Bread

I am a novice bread maker. In fact, I’ve never made a decent loaf of bread in my life. My greatest success was the yeast rolls at Thanksgiving. So, why have I decided to take on Italian bread as my … Continue reading

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Sunday Sauce

This is probably my all-time favourite meal. I started making Sunday Sauce about 4 years ago as  a New Year’s Eve tradition. The original recipe is from my number one guitar hero, Dean Ween (or Mickey Melchiando as his mama calls … Continue reading