Cooking Adventures

Cooking Adventures Blog

Here are the facts:

1.) I am not a very good cook.

2.) I am definitely not a very good baker.

3.) I accept this and want to learn anyway.

I’ve spent the last few years blogging my trials and tribulations in the kitchen. My goal with Cooking Adventures is to learn one new recipe every other week and blog about my experiences. Occasionally, I have downs…


Oh my.

But mostly, I have ups!

Watermelon Shark


And I’m not about to give in. I’m going to learn how to cook, grill, bake, saute, and broil anything and everything one dish at a time. So come along with me on my various Cooking Adventures. And if you are anything like me, maybe, just maybe, there is a light at the end of the tunnel for us…

Interested in my VIDEO Cooking Adventures? Hop on over to the page HERE!

Jan. 6th, 2012 – How NOT to cook Pastitsio… (Pastitsio)

Jan. 13th, 2012 – Cheesecake… Next Time, It’s Coming From A Box! (Cheesecake)

Jan. 19th, 2012 – Buckwheat Pancakes…meh… (Buckwheat Pancakes)

Jan. 26th, 2012 – Homemade Pizza: One Victory for January (Sausage Green Pepper Pizza)

Feb. 2nd, 2012 – Pineapple Upside Down Pancupcakecrumbleblah… (Pineapple Upside Down Cake)

Feb. 9th, 2012 – Cajun (Thai) Chicken Pasta (Soup) (Cajun Chicken Pasta)

Feb. 16th, 2012 – Oven-Baked (HOLY THAT’S A LOT OF CINNAMON) Caramel French Toast (Cinnamon Caramel French Toast)

Feb. 23rd, 2012 – Onions Are Evil and a Mango is Just Like the Human Body (Crab Cakes with Mango Salsa)

Mar. 1st, 2012 – World War I Era Desserts: A Worthy Workout (Apple Porcupines and Soft Cinnamon Cookies)

Mar. 8th, 2012 – Malevolent Chicken Stock Creatures (Egg Drop Soup)

Mar. 15th, 2012 – The Hunger Games Capitol Food: The Odds Were Never in my Favor (Orange Chicken)

Mar. 22nd, 2012 – “Heads Will Roll” Cake and My Arch Kitchen Utensil Nemesis (Raspberry Almond Coffee Cake)

Mar. 29th, 2012 – The Midnight Frittata Train (Sausage Pepper Frittata)

Apr. 6th, 2012 – Release the Pillsbury Dough Cans! (Apple Empanada)

Apr. 12th, 2012 – Pomegranate Molasses (My Ass-is…) (Shashlyk)

Apr. 19th, 2012 – Frozen Banana-fanna Fo-fanna (Banana and Blueberry Smoothies)

Apr. 26th, 2012 – Operation: Skinless Chicken (Slow-Cooker Chicken Tikka Marsala)

May 3rd, 2012 – Naked Lemons and Geometry (Flourless Lemon Almond Cake)

May 10th, 2012 – The Evil Cthulhu Cookie (Seacreature Shaped Sugar Cookies)

May 17th, 2012 – “Stay Sealed, Wontons! That’s Your Purpose In Life!” (Pork Wontons)

May 24th, 2012 – Breadcrumb Instinct (Chicken DiVan)

May 31st, 2012 – That’s The Way The Anisette Sponge Cookie Crumbles… (Tiramisu)

Jun. 7th, 2012 – The Chicken, The Whole Chicken, And Nothing But The Chicken (Rosemary Chicken)

Jun. 14th, 2012 – Have A Little Bread Pudding With Your Kahlua? (Breadpudding with Kahlua Glaze)

Jun. 21st, 2012 – There Be Alligators In Your Alfredo! (Chicken Alfredo)

Jun. 28th, 2012 – The Affair of the Garlic Cloves (Bulgogi)

Jul. 5th, 2012 – Come Together Crumbs (Strawberry Kiwi Fruit Tart)

Jul. 12th, 2012 – Nan, I Kneed You! (Nan)

Jul. 19th, 2012 – Pecan Goo Pie (Pecan Pie)

Jul. 26th, 2012 – IT BURNS! (Kavarma AKA DEATH)

Aug. 2nd, 2012 – The (Rather Short) Bland Adventure of the Ulcer (Haddock with Mashed Potatoes)

Aug. 12th, 2012 – Where There’s Smoke… There’s Baklava (Baklava)

Aug. 16th, 2012 – Miserable Mixxy-Matchy-Whosie-Whatsits (Turkey Avocado Sandwich)

Aug. 28th, 2012 – Resume the Cake Beating (Angel Food Cake)

Sept. 6th, 2012 – Forget Me (Chicken) Not Pie (Chicken Pot Pie)

Sept. 13th, 2012 – Pumpkins are a FRUIT (Mini Pumpkin Croissants)

Sept. 20th, 2012 – Here We Go A-Frolicking Among the Biscuits… (Glazed Biscuit Cake)

Oct. 1st, 2012 – The Hot Tub of Death (Steamed Lobster)

Oct. 5th, 2012 – Hoarding Apples (Apple Crisp)

Oct. 11th, 2012 – The Harbingers of Chocolate Death (Chocolate Owl Cupcakes)

Oct. 18th, 2012 – The (Not So) Great Pumpkin Cake (Pumpkin Cake)

Oct. 28th, 2012 – “It’s a Twister! It’s a Twister!” (Apple Cider Cookies)

Nov. 7th, 2012 – Who You Gonna Call? (Glow-in-the-Dark Cupcakes)

Nov. 8th, 2012 – I Love The Smell Of Burnt Noodle In The Morning! (Tuna Noodle Casserole)

Nov. 16th, 2012 – Funky Grapes and Missing Ingredients (Epic Chicken Salad)

Nov. 26th, 2012 – The Elusive Sparkling Cider (Sparkling Cider Cake and Green Bean Casserole)

Nov. 29th, 2012 – The Inflexible Pork Loin (Crockpot Honey Apple Pork Loin)

Dec. 11th, 2012 – The Merrily Caffeinated Writer (Coffee Drinks)

Dec. 15th, 2012 – Pinstriped Puff-brellas (Chocolate-covered Marshmallows with Candy Canes)

Dec. 23rd, 2012 – Achieving “TARDIS Blue” (Graham Cracker Tardis House)

Jan. 2nd, 2013: Ginger Overload (Ginger Tumble)

Jan. 7th, 2013: I Wash My Hands Of You, Flour! (Buuz)

Jan. 11th, 2013: Cola, you say? … How much Cola? 0_o (Chocolate Cola Cake)

Jan. 20th, 2013: The Lemon Murders of ’13 (Lemon Bars)

Jan. 28th, 2013: Coconut Milk = Eeehhhhwww (Cuban Chorizo Stew)

Feb. 3rd, 2013: The Coup of the Can-Nope-ner (Lasagna)

Feb. 11th, 2013: Orange You Glad Matilda’s Back? (Orange Pecan French Toast)

Feb. 18th, 2013: The Garden Steak (Three Herb Steak)

Feb. 21, 2013: Violently Shaken, But Not Stirred Enough (Frozen Hot Chocolate)

Mar. 1st, 2013: The Tabouli Predica-Mint (Tabouli)

Mar. 13th, 2013: Celestial Triple Sec Tiramisu (White Chocolate Raspberry Tiramisu)

Mar. 18th, 2013: Rosemary Needles and Beeth Brof (Beef Stew)

Mar. 22nd, 2013: J-E-L-L-No… (Strawberry Jello Croissants)

Mar. 29th, 2013: Edible Nintendo (Nintendo Cake)

Apr. 8th, 2013: Flying Over the Cuckoo Cake (Easter Bird’s Nest Cake)

Apr. 19th, 2013: Madagascar Hissing Meatloaf (Meatloaf)

Apr. 25th, 2013: A Watched Pot NEVER Boils… (Garlic Chicken Sausage Pasta with Asparagus)

May 7th, 2013: Ermagerd! Permpkin Merfins! (Pumpkin Muffins)

May 16th, 2013: Beet Zen (Panamanian Pink Potato Salad)

Jun. 7th, 2013: Fresh Marshmallows (Rice Krispie Treats)

Jun. 17th, 2013: Don’t Feed the Orzo After Midnight (Lemon Pepper Shrimp with Orzo)

Jun. 23rd, 2013: Fruit Archeology (Peach Crunch Cake)

Jun. 30th, 2013: A Sea of Quinoa (Blackened Chicken with Lime Cilantro Quinoa)

Jul. 15th, 2013: The Ghost of Shortcakes Past (Blueberry Shortcake)

Aug. 6th, 2013: Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Eat Cake Again (Shark Week Themed Cake)

Aug. 15th, 2013: You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Plate… (Watermelon Shark)

Aug. 26th, 2013: Death By Pie Filling (Black Forest Trifle)

Oct. 28th, 2013: Casper the Friendly Marshmallow (Ghost Cake)

Nov. 28th, 2013: Marshmallow Leviathan (No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake)

Jan. 9th, 2014: Yolk Overboard  (Blueberry Trifle)

Jan. 18th, 2014: Measurements Shmeasurements  (Chicken Parmesan Baked Pasta)

Jan. 24th, 2014: Brown Sugar Boulder-Up!  (White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies)

Jan. 31st, 2014: Kumq-what?  (Honey Mango Citrus Smoothie and Crockpot Balsamic Pork Roast)

Feb. 6th, 2014: LOOK WHAT I HAVE CREATED! (Campfire Cake)

Feb. 17th, 2014: Angry Em-pie-nada  (Chicken Enchilada Empanadas)

Feb. 28th, 2014: Fry By Night  (Asian Lemon Chicken Tenders)

Mar. 12th, 2014: Olives, Capers, and Prunes: Oh MY!  (Chicken Marbella)

Apr. 2nd, 2014: The Evil Onion Empire  (Chicken Spinach Lasagna)

Apr. 15th, 2014: Chicken Parm ‘n BITCHIN’ COLESLAW  (Baked Chicken Parmesan and Apple Coleslaw)

Apr. 27th, 2014: Carpe Saccharum  (Salted Caramel Apple Pie)

May 10th, 2014: The Dry Fruit Trifecta (Blackened Salmon with Mango Avacado Salsa)

Jun. 2nd, 2014: Squash-Stashing and Ham-Hoarding  (Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas)

Aug. 18th, 2014: Smile, You Son of a Shark Critter! (Sharknado Cupcakes and Shark Watermelon)

Sept. 11th, 2014: The Peach Pit and the Pendulum (Peach Pie)

Feb. 19th, 2015: What the World Needs Now is Cake, Sweet Cake… (Pink Frosted Chocolate Cake)

Apr. 7th, 2015: Deviled-Eggs in the White City (Deviled Eggs)

Jul. 11th, 2015: Fair-Shell and Adieu to you Fair Spanish Ladies (Mussels in White Wine Garlic Sauce)

Jul. 16th, 2015: Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Go Back In The Watermelon (Shark Watermelon)


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