Condiments

Chive & Walnut Dressing

May 9, 2015

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Life is currently a little chaotic. We are getting our kitchen remodeled, and without a kitchen to play in, I am feeling very lost. Plus, living on takeout food is expensive, boring, and downright unhealthy. I am counting the days until I get to cook and prepare my own food again. We also just got a new puppy, which is adding slightly to the chaos. That said, he is really adorable and alleviates any chaotic stress too. So, this week’s recipe is a super simple dressing. It’s one that can be made in seconds, and can transform a boring green salad into something delicious. Continue Reading…

Brunch

Dutch Baby with Apple

April 27, 2015

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Dutch Baby or a German pancake is just like a giant Yorkshire pudding baked in a skillet. It’s made with pancake batter, and puffs up and get wonderfully crisp when baked in a hot oven. It doesn’t take long to make, and is best eaten, piping hot straight from the oven (you won’t be able to stop yourself anyway, just be careful and eat it with copious amounts of vanilla ice-cream). Continue Reading…

Brunch

Cheese, Herb, Prosciutto Frittata

April 20, 2015

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I am not sure how I would survive without eggs. Obviously I bake a lot, but I also rely on eggs for a lot of my meals. A fried egg and butter sauteed kale is one my favorite quick lunches. Baked eggs with toast or a chive and cheese omelet are great meals when I am in a hurry. Frittata however is one of my favorite meals with eggs, as it can be made in advance and eaten later.  This particular recipes works great for brunch, lunch or supper, and is delicious hot or cold. It’s got lots of sweet caramelized onions, waxy potatoes, fresh herbs, salty cheese, and crispy prosciutto. It’s so good, and so simple to make. So, if you are stuck for ideas, and want something incredibly tasty and easy to make, you can’t go wrong with this recipe. Continue Reading…

Dessert

Rhubarb and Custard Tarts

April 11, 2015

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I felt like it was time for a change – a spring clean, and a new look for Stasty.  I got this beautiful blog theme from Solo Pine -I just love the clean lines, and also the fact that it’s “made with love in Seattle”. I’ve gotten rid of most of the pesky ads, to make room for bigger and brighter pictures. I’ve also sharpened up my logo, but couldn’t part with my beloved wooden spoon. It belongs to my Dad, and it’s truly a great spoon to cook with. Continue Reading…

Cake

Victoria Sponge Peeps

March 31, 2015

Victoria Sponge Peeps

Before I moved to America I had never even heard of Peeps®. Now I know that people go crazy for them here, and they are one the most popular Easter candies in America. Peeps are essentially brightly colored chick and bunny shaped marshmallows dusted in sugar. Continue Reading…

Salad

Roasted Cauliflower Salad

March 28, 2015

Roasted Cauliflower Salad

Cauliflower is now trendier than kale. I am kind of pleased by this. Much as I like kale, I won’t miss that awful ‘cabbagey’ smell you get with cooked kale. I feel like every restaurant I walked into last year smelled of kale. It’s kind of how I imagined Ireland smelled in the 1940’s, when all they had was kale and potatoes as vegetables. Continue Reading…