15-Minute Honey Thyme Orange Chicken Recipe

15 Minute Orange Thyme Honey Chicken on http://www.theculinarylife.com

– A super-fast orange chicken recipe for those “I don’t want to cook” nights. – I have a ridiculous number of cookbooks – over 700 at last count, and that was over a year ago – so at this point I’ve become very discerning over which cookbooks I’m willing to spend my money on. I mean, you can only own so many baking books before you see the same brownie recipe pop up 15 or 20 or even 50 times. To say I have cookbook ennui would be an understatement. Or maybe it’s not ennui; it just takes a lot …

Hold Up! Action Required!

As you’re probably well aware, I have a newsletter for my cooking projects, TheCulinaryLife and FearlessFresh. In the new plan for 2015, this newsletter is where I will teach you how to be a culinary ninja. First, I want to say that it’s been awesome having you as a reader and I really appreciate you being here. Since it’s almost spring, it’s about time I did a little mailing list housekeeping. My newsletter has grown a lot since I started it in 2010, and as a result there are a lot of folks who seem to have faded into the background. That’s totally cool, but I want to make sure each and …

Cheese 101: Bonne Bouche

Bonne Bouche

I have a favor to ask. Please, right this very second, go to your local cheese shop and ask for Vermont Creamery’s Bonne Bouche. This little puck of goaty love has become one of my most favorite things in the world, and I want nothing more than for you to fall in love with it also. Bonne Bouche is a whimsical, intriguing goat cheese. Creamy, rich, buttery, salty, mushroomy, peppery, sour… the list goes on and on. It seems that every person who tastes it takes away something different. My first impression of Bonne Bouche goat cheese was big on salt and funk, but …

One-Pot Butterflied Brown Sugar Mustard Chicken Recipe

One-Pot Butterflied Brown Sugar Mustard Chicken on http://www.theculinarylife.com

– A mustard chicken recipe that might keep you from jumping off a bridge. Because chicken is magical. – Snow. Lots of it. Ice on the roads and sidewalks. Gray skies popping in and out of visibility between equally monochromatic buildings and lampposts. If you’re anywhere near the northern and/or eastern part of the country, this is your reality right now. Still bundled up in mittens and earmuffs and wool socks, coat zipped all the way up to your eyeballs, halfheartedly greeting each new day along with the additional four inches of snow it’s brought with it. All of this snow makes …

Cinnamon Apple Cake Recipe with Sour Cream

Cinnamon Apple Sour Cream Cake Recipe

  – For this little birthday, as apple cake recipe that takes 15 minutes to prepare. – Guess what? My 8th year blog birthday just passed! That’s right — back on February 4, 2006, I wrote my very first post, about vegan cupcakes. The photo is ridiculous and I didn’t even include a recipe. Wow, things have sure changed. For one thing, this website was called “Wasabimon” back then, a weird nickname I’d picked up on BattleNet, an online gaming community. (Long story… I eventually became “NachoBiznatch” after that – another long story.) For years people thought I was either concentrating on …

Valentine’s Day White Chocolate Soufflé Recipe

Valentine's Day White Chocolate Souffle on http://www.theculinarylife.com

– How about a pink and white chocolate soufflé recipe for Valentine’s Day? – Yes, please! When it comes to romance, can you think of a culture more associated with grand, sweeping gestures of love than the French? There’s a reason they call Paris “the city of love.” Then it makes sense to celebrate Valentine’s Day with another simple dessert straight out of France’s pastry canon, a recipe for white chocolate soufflé. Plus soufflés only take about 10 minutes of work to create, so you’ll be able to spend your time doing, um, other things with your holiday.