Category: Blog Posts

Cheesy Chipotle Mashed Potatoes

Cheesy Chipotle Mashed Potatoes is the companion recipe to yesterday’s Crockpot Shredded Chicken with Chipotles. But let me assure you that you might soon be

Thai Beef Rice Bowls

Thai Beef Rice Bowls! Rice, savory beef, tons of veggies, and fresh green herbs are having a bowl party and you’re invited. We had these

Charred Cauliflower Salad

Remember my addiction to funky salads? Well, sign me up for a BIG BOWL of Charred Cauliflower Salad! We’ve learned that roasting vegetables does weird

One Pan Baked Smoked Sausage

Hi Friends! Long time, no see! Also long time, no cooking around here. The symphony season (and thus the driving season) has finally hit a

Spaghetti with Broccoli Pesto

Spaghetti with Broccoli Pesto. You’re probably wondering what on earth I’m talking about. Yes, pesto! The green stuff…but made with broccoli instead of basil. Pesto is

Thai Quinoa Salad

Thai Quinoa Salad! Also known as The Salad That Kept Me From Starving Last Week. Sorry for the light posting here lately. Life has been

We’re back! Sort of….

We’re back! Sort of… (My handsome friend for the week…) Thanks to Thaine, my tech guru, the Idiot’s Kitchen website is back up and running.

Housekeeping & Updates

Hi Friends, As you know, we’ve been having some technical difficulties around Idiot’s Kitchen for a few months. We had a big time hacking problem

What to Cook for Easter

What to cook for Easter? If you’re hosting Easter dinner this Sunday or looking for a dish to bring along to celebrate with family &

Jen’s Famous Monster Cookies

For the past nine weeks, I’ve been up to my eyeballs in opera. Where the is opera there is an opera orchestra. And where there

The Best Baked Corned Beef

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner so now is the time to make THE BEST Baked Corned Beef! I am a big fan

Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs were the highlight of any family potluck when I was a kid. My cousin Ray used to clean my plate for me so

PB2 Monster Cookies

Hi! Remember me? Sorry to have been gone for a couple of weeks but life got extremely busy all at once. To make it up

Poblano Corn Chowder with Shrimp

Poblano Corn Chowder with Shrimp is a fantastic new soup that I’m happy to have in the dinner rotation. I love soups that simmer all

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Suggestions

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Suggestions! So with the actual holiday of love looming tomorrow, if you want to skip the over-crowded restaurant scene, I have

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day, Dear Friends! We’re a little early but it’s been quite a week here at Idiot’s Kitchen. If you follow IK on Facebook then you already

The Best Buffalo Chicken Dip

The Best Buffalo Chicken Dip. Just in time for the Superbowl or any serious snacking occasion. Or even dinner…because once you have this warm, gooey