Friday, September 28, 2012

Recipe: Butternut Squash Soup

Doesn't that look pretty? And fall-ish?

All the rain last week put me in a soup frame of mind. Fall is here, so we all know that it was inevitable. Rain, cold, soup. It's how I roll. And I roll butternut squash soup. Maybe it's because I resemble one right now...

I love butternut squash, but I do hate to peel and chop them. I'm totally lazy. Like, for real. So I did what any lazy cook would do and I headed to Wegmans. They have already peeled and chopped butternut squash, which I know you think is lazy and expensive, but really, not so much on the expensive part. Of course it's a tiny bit more than buying the whole squash, but really, we all have our vices. Don't judge. ;)

Just like last week, this is a recipe I wrote for the lovely folks over at Chesapeake Family Magazine. You'll need to click through here (yes, I know it's annoying, but come click) for the recipe, but it's simple, and easy, and dare I say....healthy. Plus, it's way better than my pic above would let you think. Want to make it more awesome? Peel and chop a sweet apple (like a Gala) and toss it in the pot with the squash. Yum!

Next week...Panko-Parmesan Pork Chops.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Recipe: Perfectly Perfect Pumpkin Bread

It's starting to get a bit chilly, which turns my menus from bruschetta and gazpacho to pumpkin (anything) and chili. Last week, I decided to work through a new recipe for pumpkin bread for the weekly recipe blog I write for Chesapeake Family magazine. Here...take a look at this beauty:

Now, doesn't that look spectacular? Indeed, the family ripped through an entire loaf in just an afternoon.

Now, I hate to do this to you, but since the lovely folks at Chesapeake Family actually pay me to put fab recipes up on their blog each week, I'm going to direct you here for the recipe. Please forgive me, but I do promise it's worth the click. Not trying to toot my own horn too much, but this quick bread is a snap to put together, makes 2 loaves at a time, and is quite deliciously wonderful.

Make it, love it, share it, and let me know what you think. :)

Saturday, September 8, 2012

TKS Help Wanted: Saturday Kitchen Assistant

Love food? Awesome! Big fan of kids? Even better! Looking to make a little extra cashola on the weekends? PERFECT!

We're looking for a kitchen assistant at The Kitchen Studio to lend a hand with our super popular kid's and teen birthday parties on Saturdays and possibly a Sunday or two down the road. You'll have the opportunity to work with great instructors, terrific kids, and wonderful families too. And don't forget about all that pizza!

We're looking for a hard-working part-timer to work 2-3 Saturdays a month, mostly from 9:15-4. You've got to be at least 16, have your own reliable transportation, sport a most excellent attitude, and not be afraid of washing dishes. Lots of dishes. ;)

We're looking to make a hire immediately, so feel free to pass this on to your super fun next-door neighbor, that really cool teen you know from your kid's soccer team, or anyone that wants in with an amazingly fun group of talented cooks and helpers. You can reach me directly at Look forward to hearing from you!