Groovin' in the kitchen, dancin' in Missoula.

Tag: Food

How I roll

How I roll

My son was laughing the other day, and I didn’t know why. Until I looked up from my camera and he was looking at me. You gotta do what you gotta do!

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

I’m not sure what happened to all of my cookies. These lasted all of two hours before they vanished. I restrained myself from eating the dough, which was no easy feat. And they definitely came out of the oven… They made it to the cooling […]

Fool Proof but without any proof Quiche

Fool Proof but without any proof Quiche

Let’s pretend this is a photo of a beautiful quiche, ok?

Quiche Drawing

And it’s all steamy, and delicious smelling, and puffy.

Puffy is a very important quality in quiche. And don’t tell me you can’t smell food photos. You may need to get your nose checked, ok?

In true Jo fashion, I made yet another meal that I took no photos of.

Not one. Not even an instagram shot.

I am so winning at being a food blogger!


Vegetable Quiche
serves 6-8

1 Pie crust (this is the one I used)
9 eggs
1/3 cup milk (I used whole milk)
1/2 tsp paprika
1/8 or 1/4 tsp cayenne (or none if you don’t want any kick)
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup thinly sliced zucchini
1 1/2 cups chopped broccoli
1/4 cup thinly sliced onion
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Preheat the oven to 375F

In a bowl, beat the eggs until all the yolks have broken and are combined.
Add the milk and spices and continue to beat until the egg mixture starts to get thick and frothy.
Stir in the vegetables and half of the mozzarella, and then pour the mixture into your pie crust. Top with the remaining mozzarella cheese.
Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the quiche is set in the middle. If your pie crust starts to get too brown, line it with some tin foil. Serve while hot.

I’ve never had good luck saving quiche for leftovers. I’ve just never been able to reheat it well. Anyone have any suggestions?

Curry Chicken Chili

Curry Chicken Chili

I’ve been making this chili a couple times a month for awhile now. (Though this is the first time I’ve made it with chicken. I’ve been using ground beef, and it’s been amazing. But I only had chicken, and it was equally amazing.) It was […]

And Another

And Another

How on earth has another year passed already? You know what is the biggest difference between last year and this year? My child, my amazing child, is READING HIS OWN BIRTHDAY CARDS!! Obviously that’s not the only difference this last year has made, but I’d […]



Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you My KitchenAid Stand Mixer:
Homemade Raviolis
(The folks at KitchenAid have no idea I exist, and I’m not getting paid or perked in any way. I’m just seriously in love with my mixer, and my amazing husband who gave it to me. This is a total gush post.)

Remember last Christmas when I yelled at family? This year was stunned silence. Speechless awe.

Yeah, Nick gets me. He knows what’s what.

And this mixer is what, let me tell you!

‘Cause it has attachments, you see.
Homemade Raviolis
Like pasta rollers.

And my talented husband knows how to work that roller.

Sure, the filling tasted amazing. And balsamic brown butter sauce is epic. But paper thin pasta rolled to perfection just can’t be beaten. Or competed with, really.

And making cookies with this mixer? No sweat.

Literally! I don’t have to mix the chocolate chips in by hand anymore!

You know how some people choose a certain car or shoe designer to fall head over heels for?

For me, it’s this mixer. And I anticipate we’ll spend many happy years together.

Now it just needs a name…

Chicken Sausage Calzones

Chicken Sausage Calzones

Calzones are so great for those times when you have a lot of random ingredients that you need to use up. For instance, we bought some chicken and apple sausages from Costco. I really liked them, but Nick didn’t care too much for them. When […]

Cornbread Quiche

Cornbread Quiche

Ah, comfort food. You know that scene in Amelie where she reaches her hand into a sack of beans because it’s one of her life’s simple pleasures? That’s how I feel about a bag of cornmeal. I have to resist the urge to dip my […]

California Eatin’

California Eatin’


Recently, my husband and I took a trip to sunny* California. What follows are a few photos of our favorite meals.

Balsamic Mushroom Burger
Just a taste
Balsamic Portabello Burger and Beer Tasting, 21st Amendment Brewery, San Francisco

Veggie Crepe, Streetcar Cafe, San Francisco

Grilled Edamame
Your food's on fire!
Grilled Edamame and Flaming Sushi! Shimizu, Oakland

Bagel Sandwich Makings
Clean Eating
Avocado Chicken Salad, Bagel Sandwich, Very Verde Green Juice and Fruit Cup, Abbot’s Habit, Santa Monica

Beautiful Latte
Gorgeous Latte, Intelligentsia, Venice

Omusubi, Sunny Blue, Santa Monica. This was by far our favorite meal. We even tried to recreate it at home. I’ll share more about that experience soon!

Shabu Shabu, California Shabu Shabu, Santa Monica. This was my least favorite, but I’m convinced I was doing it wrong. Everyone else loved it.

Chocolate Fleur De Sel Tarte, Miette, Ferry Building, San Francisco

Tofu Clay Pot
Tofu Clay Pot, Hong Kong Clay Pot Restaurant, China Town San Francisco

We ended up walking between 5 and 10 miles every day taking in the sites and the food. I’m certain there are many amazing things we missed, but man did we have fun! I guess we’ll have to go back soon 🙂

*I’m sure that San Francisco is generally a sunny, warm place, but when we were there, I froze! Like, had to buy a coat and why did I only bring sandals froze. Santa Monica and Venice Beach were much more to my taste.

Lime Kabobs

Lime Kabobs

Hello friends. That was somewhat lackluster… Hello friends! How’s your summer going? We’ve been pretty busy, but we’ve managed to do 90% of all the very fun things we love to do when it’s warm outside. You know, Farmers Market, canoe trips down the river, […]