Showing posts with label good taste. Show all posts
Showing posts with label good taste. Show all posts

Thursday, November 10, 2016

GOOD TASTE: Pantry Buster Homemade Granola

Pantry Buster Homemade GranolaThe other day as I stared into my pantry looking for something to snack on, I realized I had steel cut oats, some cereal that no one was going to finish, and some peanuts and chocolate. I could eat the chocolate and call it a day or whip up some granola.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

GOOD TASTE: Baked Peaches with Vanilla Beans and Mint

Baked Peaches on a fall tablescapeEven though fresh peaches are a summer fruit there’s something about peach pies, peach cobbler and baked peaches that seem like fall.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

GOOD TASTE: Easy Pasta with Pink Sauce Recipe

Easy Pasta with Pink Sauce recipeIt’s back to school time in a lot of households and that means the schedule starts to get jam packed with activities, homework, and earlier bed times. It also means less time for meal prep. Pasta is always a winner in our house and this Pasta with Pink Sauce is easy to make and delicious. I can whip this up in a half hour and when the schedule is tight, every minute counts.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

GOOD TASTE: Chocolate Crust Mini Ice Cream Tart

Chocolate Crust Tart with Ice Cream and Sugared BlackberiesIf you’re looking for a super simple summer dessert that looks fancy, this Chocolate Crust Mini  Ice Cream Tart should do the trick.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Thursday, May 26, 2016

GOOD TASTE: Italian Herb Salt

It’s that time of year. Time for the garden to start making it’s way to the table. My herb plants are way ahead of the vegetables and I don’t want to waste them so I’m going to start preserving them. One of the easiest ways is to make spice blends.


Thursday, January 28, 2016

GOOD TASTE: Easy Beef Bourguignonne

Beef Bourguignonne by homework - carolynshomework (1)Don’t let the fancy name fool you. This Beef Bourguignonne recipe is as easy to make as any family stew recipe.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

GOOD TASTE: Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Stack of White Chocolate Cranberry CookiesFor Christmas I received the most delicious batch of Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies from my friend Vicky. She always bakes delicious treats and these are definitely one of my favorites. The slightly tart cranberries and the white chocolate are the perfect combination paired with a a traditional chocolate chip cookie batter.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

GOOD TASTE: Cranberry, Apple & Mandarin Orange Conserve

Cranberry Conserve by homework - carolynshomwork (7)Even though Thanksgiving is a distant memory, my annual Cranberry, Apple & Mandarin Orange Conserve is the perfect side for your holiday table. This super duper easy dish looks festive and pairs perfectly with just about anything.


Thursday, December 17, 2015

GOOD TASTE: Homemade Vanilla Extract & Free Printable Labels


Friends, I can't tell you how long making Homemade Vanilla Extract has been on my to-do list. I've been wanting to do this for years. 

Thursday, October 29, 2015

UPCYCLING: Grey Felt Fall Treat Tin

Grey Felt Fall Treat Tin - carolynshomework (6)I’m so excited to finally be sharing some real fall projects. First up is this simple treat can. The combination of grey felt, beautiful, crisp  fall leaves and turquoise is quite possibly my favorite fall combination to date.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

GOOD TASTE: Los Angeles Times Company Rice

Company Rice via homework - carolynshomework (6)
Years and years ago, I was invited to the Los Angeles Times for a luncheon and presented with an autographed copy of Dear S.O.S.: Thirty Years of Recipe Requests by Rose Dosti. Dear S.O.S. was a popular column for years in the Los Angeles Times. Readers would request favorite restaurant recipes and the column would print them. Now there’s Pinterest and other food blogs where we can instantaneously get copycat recipes. But I still cherish this book and this recipe for Company Rice is one of my favorites.

It’s that old-school type of recipe, you  know, with soup and butter. According to the author, this recipe won her “My Best Recipe” prize in 1972! Yup, it’s an oldie but a goodie. Let’s make some…


Friday, August 14, 2015

WEEKEND INSPIRATION: Chocolate Chip Cookies–Muffin Style

Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Muffin Cup via homeworkI call these Mookies. Cookies baked in a muffin tin. This wasn’t actually intended to be a post here on the blog. I just made these “Mookies” for the family and decided to snap a few photos with my phone. The Mookies were such a hit with my family and my son’s friends, that I felt I had to share them with you.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

GOOD TASTE: Asian Plum Sauce


I let the guy at the Farmer’s Market talk me in to WAY too many plums. I only wanted 3-4 and ended up with a bagful of amazing looking plums. The plums weren’t like any we’d had before. They were so juicy and sweet. The kind of fruit that drips down your chin when you bite into it. We happily munched on plums until we reached the day when they either needed to be composted or tossed. Or, of course, made into something. I love dipping sauces for pot stickers and egg rolls and so I grabbed the ingredients I’d need for homemade plum sauce.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

GOOD TASTE: Roasted Tomato Salsa




Sadly, I didn’t have the best tomato crop this year. The tomatoes looked good but they didn’t have that home grown amazing taste and they were a tad on the mushy side. I was disappointed because I love fresh salsa and fresh thin sliced tomatoes on my sandwiches.


Thursday, July 16, 2015

GOOD TASTE: Easy Coconut Blueberry Granita

Coconut Blueberry Granita (homework - carolynshomework (4)Making granita has been on my to-do list for the longest time. One of the biggest problems is deciding which flavor to make. After much thought, I decided on coconut granita and added some blueberries for a pop of color and flavor.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

GOOD TASTE: Super Easy Patriotic Brownie Cups

If you’re planning a Fourth of July gathering, these Patriotic Brownie Cups are super easy, perfectly themed and absolutely yummy. I made these on a whim as a practice and okay, let’s be honest, I had to taste test them. Want to make some? Here’s how:

Thursday, June 4, 2015

GOOD TASTE: Sautéed Beet Greens

Sauteed Beet Greens via homework (8)My beet obsession continues. If you follow along, you may recall, I posted a round up of beet inspiration and then made some yummy and healthy Beet & Apple Salsa. But did you know that originally it was the beet greens that were eaten not the beet root – makes sense I think.


Thursday, May 28, 2015

GOOD TASTE: Beet & Apple Salsa

Beet & Apple Salsa Recipe via homework

Beets seem to be all the rage lately and since I had never cooked with beets before, I decided to give it a try. It’s hard to resist that beautiful deep red color and I love trying out new dishes that are interesting both visually and to the taste buds.



Friday, May 15, 2015

WEEKEND INSPIRATION: Beet It

Weekend Inspiration Beets
Happy Friday and weekend everyone. What do you have planned for the weekend? I hope something fun, maybe some relaxation time and of course a little creativity. I’ve been so inspired by all the beautiful beet recipes I’ve been seeing lately. I’m thinking about picking up some beets and experimenting this weekend. Be on the lookout for something beet-related from me. In the meantime, be inspired by these gorgeous beet recipes.


Enjoy and I’ll see you back here on Monday!