B-L-T

BLT © 2011 theCrackerBoxKitchen. All rights reserved.

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

BBQ Chicken

BBQ Chicken © 2011 theCrackerBoxKitchen. All rights reserved.

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

Chamomile Lemonade

chamomile lemonade © 2011 theCrackerBoxKitchen. All rights reserved.

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

Fish Tacos with Spicy Remoulade

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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

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

 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

Soy-Bourbon Glazed Pork Chop

pork chop © 2011 theCrackerBoxKitchen. All rights reserved.

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

Quatre Cupcakes

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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

Steak au Poivre

Steal with pepper sauce © 2011 theCrackerBoxKitchen. All rights reserved.

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

Turkey Meatloaf with Feta and Sundried Tomatoes

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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

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

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 Premavera Carbonara

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

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

Italian Bread

Homemade Italian bread © 2011 theCrackerBoxKitchen. All rights reserved.

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