Cinnamon Explosion Muffins

Cinnamon muffins exploding with zesty cinnamon!

Whenever I go to the grocery store, I convince myself that I need a little treat. Cuz I've been so good, ya know? I usually end up coming home with a giant cinnamon muffin and some fresh squeezed orange juice. Ohh, it's heaven. There's one small negative factor with this: I'm often running to the grocery store, 3-4 times a week. That's a lot o' muffins. The pants - they are seemingly getting … [Read more...]

Dear Blog, It’s Not You. It’s Me.

The Kitchen Snob is getting a website redesign makeover!

Over here at The Kitchen Snob, we've been "shopping" around. No, not shoe shopping. No see - my love of shoes died when we moved to a cold climate and now all I care about is how much fur I can get around my tootsies. So shopping usually means Lowes (I secretly love to just peruse the aisles dreaming of home improvements) and, of course, the grocery store. Cuz - duh - I love to eat. But … [Read more...]

Fresh Green Beans With Caramelized Onions and Bacon

Fresh Green Beans with Caramelized Onions and Bacon -

I get in these moods once in awhile. Right now I'm in an oniony kind of mood. Spanish, red, sweet, and their sister, le shallot. Oh yes. Before, I was all about limes when I made my Cilantro Lime Rice Infused With Garlic and Pork Stir-Fry With Honey, Lime, and Ginger. Oh, and the heavenly Salsa Criolla - yum! I get obsessed with flavors. Just wait until summer. You'll hear me go on and on about … [Read more...]

My Love Affair With The Cuisinart Mini Food Processor

Cuisinart Mini Food Processor Review -

Our gazes met across a crowded department store. I was reluctant. I had been burned before. It pleaded. It begged. It whispered, "Buy me! Buy me!" (and I thought that seemed a little desperate) but I fell in love anyway and found myself leaving the store clutching my Cuisinart Mini Food Processor tightly, hopeful of our future together. Okay - so Romance writing is not my thing. I apologize for … [Read more...]

Pork Stir-Fry With Honey, Lime, and Ginger

Pork Stir-Fry With Honey, Lime and Ginger -

My town is in an Asian food crisis. We have a few Chinese restaurants, a couple of Thai restaurants, but I'm going to break it to you gently: they suck. I complained. I griped. I whined. I threw a temper tantrum where I hurled my body onto the floor and flung my arms and legs around while screaming "Why me?!?!" Ok - that last part is a lie, but I wanted to. … [Read more...]

10 Signs You’re Abusing Your Nonstick Pans

10 Signs You're Abusing Your Nonstick Pans -

Pans have feelings, you know. Yep, they sure do. And many of you are abusing these defenseless pans without even knowing it. It breaks my heart just thinking about it. See the beaded up water on the pan? Not water - tears. Tears of sadness. If your nonstick pans could speak, would they say “Oh thank you! That was a lovely massage with the soft side of the sponge!” Or would they say “Hey! Whoa … [Read more...]

Mama’s Kicked Up Goulash

Goulash with beef, tomatoes, and green bell pepper - true comfort food from

Do you ever wanna cry out "I want my mommy!" If you admit to that, I won't tell a soul. You can come huddle with me in the corner and we can both cry into our childhood teddy bears and then pretend to the rest of the world that we've got our shyou-know-what together. We are tough cookies. We don't need our mommies. We are adults who know how to keep it all together, no matter … [Read more...]

Fusilli Pasta with Spinach and Asiago Cheese

Fusilli Pasta with spinach, Asiago cheese, and cherry tomatoes - The Kitchen Snob

When I discover a tasty new recipe, all I want to do is share it with everyone. The recipe, that is. The actual meal I just want to eat it all myself. Sure, I'll save a few bits for my husband. I'm generous like that. I'm feeling so generous right now, as I live and try to breathe in this Polar Vortex of Hell, that I'm willing to let you buy me a plane ticket (bless my heart) to visit your warm … [Read more...]