Cooking Adventures

Cooking Adventures Blog

Here are the facts:

1.) I am not a very good cook.

2.) I am definitely not a very good baker.

3.) I accept this and want to learn anyway.

I’ve spent the last few years blogging my trials and tribulations in the kitchen. I am not the best cook nor the best baker. But my goal with Cooking Adventures is to learn one new recipe every other week and blog about my experiences. Occasionally, I have downs…


Oh my.

But mostly, I have ups!

Watermelon Shark


But I’m not about to give in. I’m going to learn how to cook, grill, bake, saute, and broil anything and everything one dish at a time. So come along with me on my various Cooking Adventures. And if you are anything like me, maybe, just maybe, there is a light at the end of the tunnel for us…

Interested in my VIDEO Cooking Adventures? Hop on over to the page HERE!

Jan. 6th, 2012 – How NOT to cook Pastitsio… (Pastitsio)

Jan. 13th, 2012 – Cheesecake… Next Time, It’s Coming From A Box! (Cheesecake)

Jan. 19th, 2012 – Buckwheat Pancakes…meh… (Buckwheat Pancakes)

Jan. 26th, 2012 – Homemade Pizza: One Victory for January (Sausage Green Pepper Pizza)

Feb. 2nd, 2012 – Pineapple Upside Down Pancupcakecrumbleblah… (Pineapple Upside Down Cake)

Feb. 9th, 2012 – Cajun (Thai) Chicken Pasta (Soup) (Cajun Chicken Pasta)

Feb. 16th, 2012 – Oven-Baked (HOLY THAT’S A LOT OF CINNAMON) Caramel French Toast (Cinnamon Caramel French Toast)

Feb. 23rd, 2012 – Onions Are Evil and a Mango is Just Like the Human Body (Crab Cakes with Mango Salsa)

Mar. 1st, 2012 – World War I Era Desserts: A Worthy Workout (Apple Porcupines and Soft Cinnamon Cookies)

Mar. 8th, 2012 – Malevolent Chicken Stock Creatures (Egg Drop Soup)

Mar. 15th, 2012 – The Hunger Games Capitol Food: The Odds Were Never in my Favor (Orange Chicken)

Mar. 22nd, 2012 – “Heads Will Roll” Cake and My Arch Kitchen Utensil Nemesis (Raspberry Almond Coffee Cake)

Mar. 29th, 2012 – The Midnight Frittata Train (Sausage Pepper Frittata)

Apr. 6th, 2012 – Release the Pillsbury Dough Cans! (Apple Empanada)

Apr. 12th, 2012 – Pomegranate Molasses (My Ass-is…) (Shashlyk)

Apr. 19th, 2012 – Frozen Banana-fanna Fo-fanna (Banana and Blueberry Smoothies)

Apr. 26th, 2012 – Operation: Skinless Chicken (Slow-Cooker Chicken Tikka Marsala)

May 3rd, 2012 – Naked Lemons and Geometry (Flourless Lemon Almond Cake)

May 10th, 2012 - The Evil Cthulhu Cookie (Seacreature Shaped Sugar Cookies)

May 17th, 2012 – “Stay Sealed, Wontons! That’s Your Purpose In Life!” (Pork Wontons)

May 24th, 2012 – Breadcrumb Instinct (Chicken DiVan)

May 31st, 2012 – That’s The Way The Anisette Sponge Cookie Crumbles… (Tiramisu)

Jun. 7th, 2012 – The Chicken, The Whole Chicken, And Nothing But The Chicken (Rosemary Chicken)

Jun. 14th, 2012 – Have A Little Bread Pudding With Your Kahlua? (Breadpudding with Kahlua Glaze)

Jun. 21st, 2012 – There Be Alligators In Your Alfredo! (Chicken Alfredo)

Jun. 28th, 2012 – The Affair of the Garlic Cloves (Bulgogi)

Jul. 5th, 2012 – Come Together Crumbs (Strawberry Kiwi Fruit Tart)

Jul. 12th, 2012 – Nan, I Kneed You! (Nan)

Jul. 19th, 2012 – Pecan Goo Pie (Pecan Pie)

Jul. 26th, 2012 – IT BURNS! (Kavarma AKA DEATH)

Aug. 2nd, 2012 – The (Rather Short) Bland Adventure of the Ulcer (Haddock with Mashed Potatoes)

Aug. 12th, 2012 – Where There’s Smoke… There’s Baklava (Baklava)

Aug. 16th, 2012 – Miserable Mixxy-Matchy-Whosie-Whatsits (Turkey Avocado Sandwich)

Aug. 28th, 2012 – Resume the Cake Beating (Angel Food Cake)

Sept. 6th, 2012 – Forget Me (Chicken) Not Pie (Chicken Pot Pie)

Sept. 13th, 2012 – Pumpkins are a FRUIT (Mini Pumpkin Croissants)

Sept. 20th, 2012 – Here We Go A-Frolicking Among the Biscuits… (Glazed Biscuit Cake)

Oct. 1st, 2012 – The Hot Tub of Death (Steamed Lobster)

Oct. 5th, 2012 – Hoarding Apples (Apple Crisp)

Oct. 11th, 2012 – The Harbingers of Chocolate Death (Chocolate Owl Cupcakes)

Oct. 18th, 2012 – The (Not So) Great Pumpkin Cake (Pumpkin Cake)

Oct. 28th, 2012 - “It’s a Twister! It’s a Twister!” (Apple Cider Cookies)

Nov. 7th, 2012 – Who You Gonna Call? (Glow-in-the-Dark Cupcakes)

Nov. 8th, 2012 – I Love The Smell Of Burnt Noodle In The Morning! (Tuna Noodle Casserole)

Nov. 16th, 2012 – Funky Grapes and Missing Ingredients (Epic Chicken Salad)

Nov. 26th, 2012 – The Elusive Sparkling Cider (Sparkling Cider Cake and Green Bean Casserole)

Nov. 29th, 2012 – The Inflexible Pork Loin (Crockpot Honey Apple Pork Loin)

Dec. 11th, 2012 – The Merrily Caffeinated Writer (Coffee Drinks)

Dec. 15th, 2012 – Pinstriped Puff-brellas (Chocolate-covered Marshmallows with Candy Canes)

Dec. 23rd, 2012 – Achieving “TARDIS Blue” (Graham Cracker Tardis House)

Jan. 2nd, 2013: Ginger Overload (Ginger Tumble)

Jan. 7th, 2013: I Wash My Hands Of You, Flour! (Buuz)

Jan. 11th, 2013: Cola, you say? … How much Cola? 0_o (Chocolate Cola Cake)

Jan. 20th, 2013: The Lemon Murders of ’13 (Lemon Bars)

Jan. 28th, 2013: Coconut Milk = Eeehhhhwww (Cuban Chorizo Stew)

Feb. 3rd, 2013: The Coup of the Can-Nope-ner (Lasagna)

Feb. 11th, 2013: Orange You Glad Matilda’s Back? (Orange Pecan French Toast)

Feb. 18th, 2013: The Garden Steak (Three Herb Steak)

Feb. 21, 2013: Violently Shaken, But Not Stirred Enough (Frozen Hot Chocolate)

Mar. 1st, 2013: The Tabouli Predica-Mint (Tabouli)

Mar. 13th, 2013: Celestial Triple Sec Tiramisu (White Chocolate Raspberry Tiramisu)

Mar. 18th, 2013: Rosemary Needles and Beeth Brof (Beef Stew)

Mar. 22nd, 2013: J-E-L-L-No… (Strawberry Jello Croissants)

Mar. 29th, 2013: Edible Nintendo (Nintendo Cake)

Apr. 8th, 2013: Flying Over the Cuckoo Cake (Easter Bird’s Nest Cake)

Apr. 19th, 2013: Madagascar Hissing Meatloaf (Meatloaf)

Apr. 25th, 2013: A Watched Pot NEVER Boils… (Garlic Chicken Sausage Pasta with Asparagus)

May 7th, 2013: Ermagerd! Permpkin Merfins! (Pumpkin Muffins)

May 16th, 2013: Beet Zen (Panamanian Pink Potato Salad)

Jun. 7th, 2013: Fresh Marshmallows (Rice Krispie Treats)

Jun. 17th, 2013: Don’t Feed the Orzo After Midnight (Lemon Pepper Shrimp with Orzo)

Jun. 23rd, 2013: Fruit Archeology (Peach Crunch Cake)

Jun. 30th, 2013: A Sea of Quinoa (Blackened Chicken with Lime Cilantro Quinoa)

Jul. 15th, 2013: The Ghost of Shortcakes Past (Blueberry Shortcake)

Aug. 6th, 2013: Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Eat Cake Again (Shark Week Themed Cake)

Aug. 15th, 2013: You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Plate… (Watermelon Shark)

Aug. 26th, 2013: Death By Pie Filling (Black Forest Trifle)

Oct. 28th, 2013: Casper the Friendly Marshmallow (Ghost Cake)

Nov. 28th, 2013: Marshmallow Leviathan (No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake)

Jan. 9th, 2014: Yolk Overboard  (Blueberry Trifle)

Jan. 18th, 2014: Measurements Shmeasurements  (Chicken Parmesan Baked Pasta)

Jan. 24th, 2014: Brown Sugar Boulder-Up!  (White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies)

Jan. 31st, 2014: Kumq-what?  (Honey Mango Citrus Smoothie and Crockpot Balsamic Pork Roast)

Feb. 6th, 2014: LOOK WHAT I HAVE CREATED! (Campfire Cake)

Feb. 17th, 2014: Angry Em-pie-nada  (Chicken Enchilada Empanadas)

Feb. 28th, 2014: Fry By Night  (Asian Lemon Chicken Tenders)

Mar. 12th, 2014: Olives, Capers, and Prunes: Oh MY!  (Chicken Marbella)

Apr. 2nd, 2014: The Evil Onion Empire  (Chicken Spinach Lasagna)

Apr. 15th, 2014: Chicken Parm ‘n BITCHIN’ COLESLAW  (Baked Chicken Parmesan and Apple Coleslaw)

Apr. 27th, 2014: Carpe Saccharum  (Salted Caramel Apple Pie)

May 10th, 2014: The Dry Fruit Trifecta (Blackened Salmon with Mango Avacado Salsa)

Jun. 2nd, 2014: Squash-Stashing and Ham-Hoarding  (Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas)

Aug. 18th, 2014: Smile, You Son of a Shark Critter! (Sharknado Cupcakes and Shark Watermelon)

Sept. 11th, 2014: The Peach Pit and the Pendulum (Peach Pie)

Feb. 19th, 2015: What the World Needs Now is Cake, Sweet Cake… (Pink Frosted Chocolate Cake)

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