Potato Leek Soup

Potato Leek Soup 3 (1 of 1)

Brrr, it’s COLD out there, guys (CA friends, “cold weather” is a natural phenomenon that occurs for about 6 months of the year in most other parts of the country…also, I hate you). How did this happen? One second it’s sunny and I’m walking around wearing skirts and a light trench, the next second it’s dark/gloomy and…read more »

Chocolate Chip Blondie 1b (1 of 1)

Chocolate Chip Blondies

Hello hello! Remember when I told you guys about  McCormick FlavorPrint a few weeks ago (actually, make that a month ago…where did July go!)? You know, the online meal planning service that gives you personalized recipe recommendations tailored to your individual flavor profiles? As you may recall, I told you that I had chosen three recipes to try – Chunky Chicken Chili,…read more »

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Thirsty Thursdays: Fresh Cherry Champagne Mojitos

Hello hello! It’s me. Interrupting your regularly scheduled EuroTrip 2014 recap to bring you a new installment of Thirsty Thursday! Are you excited??? I’m excited. It’s been two whole weeks since my last Thirsty Thursday post! Like I said before, I did actually make a cocktail for last week, but there was that whole SD card/camera cable…read more »

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Veggie, Mozzarella & Pesto Crostini + Amsterdam

Guys, why are vacation posts so hard to do? Between going through all the photos on my camera, photo-editing, collage-making, and post-writing, that Paris post seriously took me the better part of two days finish. And this Amsterdam post? I’ve been sitting on it since Sunday night! All my pictures were collaged/edited/uploaded, I just couldn’t…read more »

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Oeufs en Cocotte + Paris

Hi y’all…it’s me! What’s going on with you? Sorry about the lack of posts here at Just Putzing Around the Kitchen the last two weeks, but I’ve been on vacation! And then I was jet-lagged, so there wasn’t much of any action in my kitchen. Also, I lost my camera cable thingy in Iceland and…read more »

Ginger Peach Mojito Mocktail

Thirsty Thursdays: Ginger Peach Mojito Mocktail

Howdy! Sarah from Snixy Kitchen here. Tina’s off gallivanting around who-knows-where (Iceland? The Netherlands? Paris? Who can keep up with this world traveler?) so she asked me to come drink with you! Fruity, fizzy, thirst-quenching drinks are Tina’s specialty, so I feel honored to be stepping into her shoes for a day. Some big shoes…read more »

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Bang Bang Chicken

<<Hello from Amsterdam! This post comes to you from the past…or maybe it’s the future? I’m confused. Either way, I wrote this before I left for vacation because I didn’t want you all to forget about me while I was gone. And, later in the week, there will be a guest post for Thirsty Thursday, courtesy…read more »

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Thirsty Thursdays: Cherry Pie Gin Fizz

As you can probably tell from the low quality photo and haphazard composition above (yes, I did just throw down a random handful of cherries), this week’s Thirsty Thursday post is kind of phoned in. Sorry! Cut me some slack though – it’s been a hell of a week, and I wanted to drink the drink rather than just…read more »

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Chunky Chicken Chili

About a month ago I was approached by Yummly, asking if I wanted to participate in a campaign for McCormick. Given that 90% of the spices in my house have the McCormick label on them (obviously, I am a fan), and I’ve gone through about a billion bottles of McCormick flavored extracts since I first started baking, it…read more »

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Thirsty Thursdays: Peach Coolers

Now that the summer solstice has come and gone, summer is well and truly upon us. Which means…it’s hot. Not quite as hot as it was this time last year, but still plenty sticky and gross. And, now that school is out for the summer, DC is flooded with tourists, which I’m convinced makes the city feel…read more »

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Momofuku Steamed Pork Buns

So, Father’s Day was last week. My original plan was to have one big family brunch with my parents and the in-laws, since Dan’s family was already in town for a family wedding, but then I found out there was already a big post-wedding brunch planned with the bride’s family, so…the great Rodgers-Hu Father’s Day…read more »