Category: In the Kitchen

Laura and Emily’s Musings from the Kitchen

Five Ways to Go Green – St. Patrick’s Day

5 Ways to Go Green

Right now Pinterest is full of shamrock shakes and green cupcakes, and Chicago is gearing up for its two parades and buckets of dye to make the river green.  Yes, it seems like pretty much everyone is Irish this time of year.  I thought I’d channel my (actual) Flanagan heritage with some unconventional “ways to go green” this year by suggesting a few eco friendly products or habits you can incorporate into the festivities.

5 Ways to Go Green |


Recipe: Broccoli Slaw

Broccoli Slaw |

Super easy and yummy homemade Broccoli Slaw |

Oh, the poor side dish.  Perpetually on the B list for the party … part of the main dish’s entourage, always hoping to make the invite list.  Geared around the star of the show, with the difficult duty of “complementing” the main course.  Yes, it has to make the star shine.  It is to the main dish what makeup artists are to the Real Housewives.   Smiles and nods.  Patient, hard working, and entirely under appreciated. (more…)

How to make broth without a recipe

Our dear friend (and 3rd college roomie), Mary (also a certified granola specialist) recently told us she has never made her own broth.  This post is for her.

Make free broth with whatever you have laying around from kitchen scraps.  Healthier and cheap! |

rec·i·pe (noun) a set of instructions for preparing a particular dish, including a list of the ingredients required.

Dear Mary,

You asked us a while ago for a broth recipe.  And here’s the thing.  I simply can’t fulfill your request.  You see, the problem is, there is  no single set of ingredients required.

Basically, you can make FREE broth with whatever you have laying around from kitchen scraps. (more…)