This recipe, despite a long list of ingredients, is a great one to kick your standard weeknight rice up a notch. The bevy of flavors from the spices and fresh herbs give it a depth of flavor, and the cumin seeds, wild rice, and fried onions give it some bite. It’s also filling, and can […]
Look how colorful and vibrant this food looks! However, it didn’t taste quite as good as it looks. Wamp wamp. I made tweaks to the recipe instructions below, so it’ll come out better for you than it did for me, for a couple of reasons: you won’t overcook the eggplant until it turns to mush […]
I have good memories of soft-baked pretzels. These are the kind they sold at summer carnivals and ball games, the ones that – back in the day when I was smaller – were bigger than my head. They were always warm and soft, with a bit of a chew and just the right amount of […]
here's to lovely friends and family, and celebrating life!
March 25 2014 by rlk
A few weeks ago, some of my lovely friends and family threw me a bridal shower brunch. It was a fantastic time with some great people I enjoy spending time with, with great homemade food and mimosas. As an added bonus, we were showered with some really lovely cooking and entertaining homegoods. I don’t need […]
Hey there. It’s the time of the month that I take you through the financial side of FirstTimeFoods. We like to let people know how our blog makes money, because we know how hard it can be to do that with your own blog. Income Google AdSense: $8.17 Sovrn Networks: $.58 Media.net: $1.35 Total: $10.10 Analysis There always seems […]
Let's just put goat cheese on everything. Ok agreed.
March 17 2014 by rlk
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I didn’t make anything Irish this weekend, but this recipe is green so that counts, right? Here’s a quick easy recipe I just tried out for green beans. I don’t usually buy green beans because I don’t know what to do with them, but now I’ve got a new recipe to […]
Healthy grains are all the rage right now (I think? I’m not up on the fads. I think I’m getting old. Kids these days…). I’ve definitely started to experiment with and try out new types in the last year. I think my favorite right now is bulgur, but barley is a close second. It’s close […]
I don’t often like to eat salads (I’d rather eat my veggies cooked vs. raw), but here’s a winter salad that is a twist on the usual green salad. With it’s nice and light, fresh flavors, it will bring you out of your salad rut and relieve some of the doldrums of a long, cold […]
At the beginning of this month we held our first giveaway. And the winner is… Kelsey T. Her prize: a $25 Apple iTunes gift card! Have fun rocking’ out in the kitchen Kelsey! Here’s her entry: “As a foodie, I like to bake more than cook. Just like my life as a scientist, I prefer protocols […]
As promised, here’s the recipe for the slider buns from our post last week, Meatball Sliders. Slider buns are a great food to try out at home, if you’re looking for something new to make. They are fun to shape and cute to boot. They definitely get points for their presentation, whether you make them […]
I love snacks, so any food in mini, bite-size is perfect to me. In fact, my favorite food to eat out is tapas, which Wikipedia defines as “a wide variety of appetizers, or snacks, in Spanish cuisine.” Perfect. Mini foods are also great to serve for parties, as you can make more of them and […]
Once I really got into cooking and baking on my own, one of the things on my to-try list was baking bread from scratch. I love a good loaf of hearty bread, the kind you can cut a thick slice of and smother with softened butter. To be able to recreate something like that with […]