Thursday, May 27, 2010

Make Me Dessert

Now, if you count making pasta with store-bought sauce and assembling spinach salads cooking (which I totally do right now), you have the first meal in my new place! I know you're all excited for me.
However, if you're looking for something a bit more delicous than Ragu Alfredo Sauce, check out these.

Pioneer Woman's to die for Salted Caramel Brownies. Tell me you're not drooling right now.

Smitten Kitchen Strawberry Brown Butter Bettys. Deb cooks dangerously, completely refaceting a recipe to work for her. And you.

Or for something a little different, head on over to What We Eat for the recipe to Olive Oil Cakes with Lemon and Thyme.

Happy dessert!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Starting from Scratch

Here it is. This is the picture I took of the kitchen when I was still apartment hunting. Notice the small but efficient work area and the high ceilings.

For something that's roughly 8'x8' (64ish square ft), it's jammed with convenience. Refrigerator with icemaker (that doesn't work right now), dishwasher, double barrel sink with garbage disposal and sink sprayer (also doesn't work now), stove, lots of upper cabinets, and places to stow knick-knacks overhead. Wow, huh?

Okay, not all of it works now (I'm looking at you sprayer and ice maker), but it's still doable. Plus, I could use more cabinet space because, yes, I do have that much stuff. My oven is on the small side or at least much smaller than I'm used to, but servicable.

And aside from the general blah aparment colors, there's really nothing to whine too much about.

Since there's not enough room in the kitchen and no built-in pantry, I'm back to using ye-olde stand-up pantry.

Which is fine. If nothing else it will encourage me to use what I have and only buy what I'll use. My refrigerator is filling up slowly but nicely.

Of course, recently the only things I've cooked so far are Lipton Noodle Soup mixes, frozen pizza, and reheated onion rings. But not to worry! I'm excited about settling in here and hope to have lots of new things going on soon. Until then, eat better than I am.

Monday, May 17, 2010

New Kitchen!

I'm officially moved and trying to unpack as well and as fast as I can. I can't find that magic little device that transfers pictures from my camera to my computer, but that's okay because these pictures are much better. Currently, I'm dreaming of a white, bright, organized kitchen. Let's make that happen, shall we?

1. My kitchen corner, 2. small kitchen organization, 3. everyday kitchen, 4. kitchen