Category: In the Kitchen

Laura and Emily’s Musings from the Kitchen

How to Make Spanakopita

How to make spanakopita | goodnotperfect.com

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 | goodnotperfect.com

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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

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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 | Goodnotperfect.com

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…)