Sassyhacksaws

Musings on an English Degree

Tag: cooking

Pazcki

Paczki Recipe

Because Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday/Paczki Day is coming up soon, I thought I'd post the recipe I have for making homemade paczki. They're time consuming, but totally worth it. Freshly made batch of pazcki. Ingredients 3/4 cup milk 1/2 cup sugar 1 envelope yeast 3 egg yolks 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 Tablespoon grated […]

Soups, Good and Bad

I’ve never been great at making soup. I either need to follow a recipe or just give up before I start. There’s something about the free-form idea of soup that I cannot wrap my mind around. I hear that I can put anything in a soup and make it good, and my mind goes blank. […]

Changing Diet

In the past six months, my diet has been overhauled for the better.im finally eating the way I have always wanted to eat, but usually made the excuse that it was too expensive to do so. Don’t get me wrong, I still eat tasty and crappy foods, I just consider the food I eat to […]

Dinner Last Night

Wasn’t great. Sometimes, I get a great idea of what to make for dinner but the execution ends up being off for some reason or another. Last night, I made a coconut chicken curry soup. I thought no it could have been good, but I used cream of coconut instead of coconut milk. The cream […]

Daydreaming

Sometimes I wonder if I really missed my calling in life. Most of my day is centered around emailing and de elopement and other tech related things but my mind wanders to what I’m cooking for dinner. Like a ton of my resting mind thinks about food. Yesterday a co-worker of mine mentioned she tried […]

Sausage

Because I don’t think anyone who reads this is going to get any spoilers, I figured I’d tell you what I made last night to give away as presents for Christmas this year. If you haven’t guessed from the title yet, I made sausage. Italian sausage. Ellie had this great idea, to save money on […]

Thanksgiving 2013

Around this time of year, I swoon over the idea of Thanksgiving. Give me the opportunity, and I’ll tell you why I truly think it’s the greatest holiday (there’s no stress of gifts and the sole purpose of the holiday is to eat and be happy with what you have). I yearn for the food–the […]

Pulled Pork and Other Cooking

I don’t think I’ve mentioned this, but I started a thing. I like cooking and I like eating and I like writing. It’s simple enough, no? Well, that’s not all of it. Back in March I was damned close to getting my foot in the door at a publishing company as an editor. I had […]

This is Life, Living Alone

I am starting to have an unhealthy obsession with This Old House. I just want to keep watching to see how the houses look when they’re completed. Adding PBS on demand to my NES XBMC was both the best and worst decision of this week. On an unrelated note, Marley has a new friend:  Also, I cooked […]

Taco Casserole

I mentioned I’d write about my taco casserole that I made a month back for Jeramie and my going away party. Sadly, it was all eaten before I could snap any photos but I’ll do my best to outline the recipe. Ingredients 1 pound ground meat 1 can kidney beans, drained 1 large onion, diced […]