My recipe caveat:  I only sort of use recipes or measure things. I certainly look at a lot of recipes, but I consider them jumping off points rather than strict guidelines. That’s part of the fun of cooking and how discoveries are made and ingredients that are lying around get used! However this means that most of these recipes are more like sort-of recipes. The measurements and cooking times may not be perfectly exact – in fact they can’t be because everyone’s stove, cooking environment, and sense of taste is different! – but I hope they will provide usable guidelines and inspiration for creating your own dishes.  And always remember, you know your tastes better than anyone else does, so if you really like a spice, add a bit more, if you can’t handle much sourness, add a bit less lemon or vinegar, and so on.  Take charge!


20 Responses to Recipes

  1. Debbi says:

    I looked and looked and never found the first recipe for the cinnamon and spice donut puff things. Where the heck is it?

  2. I’ve frequented hundreds and hundreds of food blogs. This is one of the best – if not the best – I’ve seen. Thank you for all the work you’ve put into this site.

  3. Della says:

    Your blog is outstanding! Thank you so much for sharing your recipes and wit!

  4. bekatobasics says:

    If you ever figure out how to do jumps, please share. I can’t figure that one out either. I love your blog!

    • Emily (Kuross) Vikre says:

      Thank you! I’ll certainly keep you posted. 🙂 I found some information explaining it, but I read it and just went cross eyed. I pretty much didn’t understand a word. So, I’m thinking it’ll have to wait until I can hire someone to do it for me!

  5. This is an amazing blog … I am so excited by all your recipes that I’m having trouble not jumping into the car and speeding down to the market for ingredient-shopping madness! I love how you mix so many different food cultures into a beautiful blend. I can’t wait to try these! The cacio e pepe pizza might be the best thing I’ve ever heard of … tied with breakfast gnocchi!

  6. Megan says:

    I would just like to say that all of your recipes sound incredible. I am in a total eating mood right now. Definitely bookmarking your blog! 🙂

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  9. april says:

    Your site is amazing. I love your philosophy of food and your approach to recipes-as-jumping-off-points. That’s the way I cook, and while it has its own set of challenges(perpetually dirty kitchen?), I cannot imagine any other way. Our neighbor brought over a huge bag of summer squash this afternoon, and I had the urge to pair it with artichokes. We will see how it works out!

    • Emily says:

      Thank you so much! Good luck with your own cooking adventures! I think artichokes and summer squash could totally work together.

  10. Kristin Roberts says:

    You have an outstanding blog. I am a cooking enthusiast and love trying new dishes. I have found so many on here that I have never seen before, and like you, I love cooking with cream and butter (olive oil also) and try to use fresh ingredients, and as much organic as possible. Just wondering, do you have a Facebook site? I share recipes on there and your page would surely be a hit! I see you have Instagram and Pintrest. If you don’t have a Facebook, I hope I can share them from your Pintrest. Keep up the good work.

    • Emily says:

      Hi Kristin, I’m afraid I don’t have a facebook page. I could just never get into facebook, and since I don’t even really use it personally, it didn’t make sense to me to have a page for my website. Any of the recipes here should be pinnable though, I think.

  11. Karen Lofurno says:

    Love your site! Do you have a unique recipe for smashed peas? My boyfriend said his mother used to make those for him when he was little.

    Thank you,

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