Bacon Caramel Candies

Bacon caramels individually wrapped in wax paper

The Northeast is being beaten down with what some are calling “Frankenstorm”, and it seems like Halloween plans might need to be postponed. But as long as you’ve still got power or gas, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy some … Continued

Can['t] fight this feeling anymore

First jars of spicy pickled okra, right out of the canner

I can’t hide it any longer. I’ve broken through a culinary barrier that I thought would wait at least until I had a gigantic non-city kitchen. I’ve started canning. You know, putting things into jars (not cans, which we’ve had … Continued

Chick(pea) Nuggets

Plate of cooked chickpea nuggets

Last year when we were exploring vegetarian proteins, we started getting all kinds of high protein flours. The most versatile and relatively cheap flour I found was chickpea flour. The first thing I tried to make with it was falafel, … Continued

The best buns

Two buns with egg and blue cheese sandwiched in the middle of each

Before I found this recipe, we never seemed to have buns on hand. We always had slicing bread, and occasionally pita, and we would generally make do with those when we had hamburgers or anything else that required buns. One … Continued

Za’atar Pita

Bowl of zahatar spice and olive oil mixture

Za’atar is a Middle Eastern spice blend. I can’t even describe how to pronounce it because I don’t really know what the right way is myself. Growing up, it was this mysterious mixture we put on top of pita and … Continued

New design

GCB new design screenshot

After over 3 years of presenting this blog using a mostly out-of-the-box WordPress theme, I finally figured out what I wanted to do instead. Presenting the new Get Cooking design! I use my recipes all the time, and I generally … Continued

Mildly under construction…

Seared sea scallops over mushroom and garlic scape risotto

Tonight’s dinner was the first in a long time that I’ve actually wanted to share ’round these parts. I needed a good blog break to refocus on what it is I want to share here.