Bold Turquoise

Aug 9 2011

Branching out- my OWN bread recipe!

Well, I have been fooling around with this whole homemade bread baking thing for about a year now and I have to say that for most of the year I really did make all of our bread. It has been fun trying different recipes and seeing what my family likes. In recent months however, I… Read more…

May 19 2011

Gnocchi with Mushroom Sauce, how I love thee!

Well here’s another one that comes courtesy of The Pioneer Woman… sorta. Well, she posted a picture of it a few weeks ago and I’ve had it up in a browser tab ever since, just waiting for the perfect time to make it. I don’t know why yesterday was “perfect” for it, but I was… Read more…

May 11 2011

A soup by any other color…

I cannot blame him for having an immediate aversion to ingesting this, because to be perfectly honest, I had my own doubts. I purposefully ladled an unproportionately small helping into my bowl for fear that with the first bite I would spew it across the room and thus ruin any chances of my children ever… Read more…

Apr 25 2011

Manly Cupcakes

What do you think of when you hear the word “cupcake?” You think of cute things, right? Puffy clouds, rainbows, ponies, pixies dancing on raindrops-girly stuff. Well “girly” and “cute” are two words that DO NOT fly in the BOLD household unless they are in direct reference to mama or a potential sister for the… Read more…

Mar 31 2011

Nothing says Spring like Cranberry Lime Iced Tea!

I am so excited to share this easy and refreshing little recipe with you guys!  It is just so yummy!  AND sugar free (even though, honestly, I’m not usually one to be keeping track of sugar)!  AND simple!  So yeah, it’s got it all! First you’re going to want to select your tea.  I went… Read more…

Mar 25 2011

A decadent breakfast on the cheap

And by cheap I guess I mean if you are cooking for a crowd or you plan to eat it all week long, because you’ll be buying your ingredients in bulk from Costco! So, you probably want to know what we’re making- breakfast sandwiches, but on a whole new level! First of all, run yourself… Read more…

Mar 23 2011

More than just breakfast…

Four plates- three small, one large. Chipped and worn from years of use. Covered in cheddar-filled eggs, homemade biscuits and ham fresh from a local farm. It’s breakfast, nearly brunch, but it’s more than that. It’s a humble display of my love for these men that I live with. It’s me doing my job. This… Read more…

Mar 17 2011

There ain’t room enough in this kitchen for the both of us

Yup- that’s what I told The Carpenter when he attempted to enter my domain during prime cooking time today. And I meant it literally- there really isn’t room. My kitchen is comparable to the size of a postage stamp. Well, an express mail postage stamp, but a postage stamp none the less. And for this… Read more…

Mar 15 2011

Cooking on the Edge

I stared in bewilderment at these- And The Carpenter walked in the kitchen and asked, with an amused expression, as though there was no possible way that I could have remotely considered doing the opposite of what he was saying, “Did you buy shelled and deveined shrimp?” “No.”  I said, still staring, knife in hand…. Read more…