Category: In the Kitchen

Laura and Emily’s Musings from the Kitchen

How to Make Spanakopita

How to make spanakopita |

I’m in the mood to virtually venture away from our Texas home (we miss you, Texas and Texans!) over to Greece for an adventure.  I’ve loved spanakopita since my stint as a waitress a Pub in Evansville where they were a favorite appetizer.  I’d never made them before, but that didn’t stop me from trying! (more…)

Chocolate-Covered Amazing: Petits Fours

How to make fancy petit fours |

chocolate covered cake

Do you need a sugar fix? This kitchen project will take care of your sweet tooth and then some.  Seriously, it will.  I have a hard-core sweet tooth, and these petits fours (petits coeurs?) hit the spot!

I needed to make something for a charity bake sale last week (as if I needed an excuse to bake).  I knew I wanted to do something bite sized and involving cake.  It seems like cake balls are everywhere lately, which meant that I had to try something else.  I’m such a rebel. (more…)

Kale Cauliflower Soup


I can only eat so many salads.

Even I have my limits.  Maybe it’s the long Chicago winter, or watching too much Top Chef.  But some days a salad just feels like a first course.  Like a prelude to something more stick-to-your-ribs.

Sometimes you just want something creamy and thick and rich.  Something you can dip a gooey grilled cheese sandwich into.   Alas, if only my precious kale salads could somehow morph into  …

Well … This.

Kale and Cauliflower Soup - Comfort food meets veggies |

I was talking to Emily today and she was lamenting the lack of produce in her diet the past few weeks.   So I thought it was perfect timing to pull this recipe together for her.   (more…)