English Muffin Bread

Imagine a bread that takes 5 minutes to throw together, rises for under an hour, and bakes for 25 minutes.  Now imagine that this bread has a wonderful yeasty chew, a hint of sweetness, a moist interior, and is in fact delicious.  Finally, imagine that it has a crisp cornmeal coating and little nooks and crannies inside, just waiting to be filled with butter and jam. Continue reading

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Yam/Sweet Potato “Powerballs”

Have you heard of Bodyrock.tv? No? (I do have a warning: The photography/ videography is a bit… racy. I’d say borderline not-safe-for-work. The women on the site are in phenomenal shape, but they also don’t dress very modestly, so be warned!)
If you’re looking for something new and different for the gym, or just for a great workout, check it out. The workouts are generally designed to be high-intensity and last for about 12 minutes apiece. I haven’t done one in a while, but my good friend Anne and I used to bodyrock all the time during grad school! We loved them.

That being said, they also have some unique recipes to try. Take, for instance, Zuzana’s Power Balls. While the text of the post is a little inappropriate (ha), I loved the idea of having a nutrition-packed snack to have along with breakfast (or in the middle of the day when my energy gets low).  Continue reading

Pesto Formula

My Charles Dickens thesis paper permitting, I am hoping to post another recipe later today, but I decided to do a quick blog for now on pesto! I made pesto spaghetti squash last night and instagrammed it and facebooked it and got some recipe requests, so I figured it would be silly not to share in our main forum!

Despite the fact that one of my first posts ever for Little Red Kitchen was foolproof marinara sauce, it’s actually not my favorite sauce.  While it’s a classic staple, my favorite is pesto!  Herbaceous, a little nutty, a little cheesy…when that luscious green sauce hits a pound of bowtie noodles…oh man, just hand me a fork and back away slowly. Continue reading

Brining Chicken (or any meat, really) The Easy Way

Hey everyone! I’m terribly sorry to be slacking on my posts lately– starting a new job (in addition to the part-time gig I already had) is really taking a lot out of me. It’s been a great experience thus far, but I do promise to try to do a better job keeping up with my posts for all of you guys!

Since Jay and I have both been swamped lately, we’ve been falling back to simpler recipe ideas and cutting corners when we can. Thankfully, this recipe suggestion lets you cut corners and still get a healthy meal on the table, quickly. The secret? Store-bought brine. Continue reading

Guest Post: Sausage-Potato Cornucopia Soup

Today’s post is thanks to the amazing Ang, who’s been cooking up a storm lately. I recently reached out to her about doing a guest post for The Little Red Kitchen, and she came up with this delicious, hearty soup (perfect for the now chilly weather). Thanks for reading! Continue reading

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Prior to last winter, I never pictured myself as a homemade soup kind of gal; I pictured onions and carrots floating around a pot of water with a few flecks of dried parsley on top, as if I would be making soup for a poorhouse in Victorian England.  But then I tried roasted vegetable soup, and my views were forever altered! Continue reading

Adventures in Montreal!

At the end of September, my husband and I celebrated our 2 year wedding anniversary, and it’s been our custom since our honeymoon to celebrate this awesome moment in our lives with travel!  Traveling is something we love to do more than almost anything else; we both spent time studying abroad in college (Scotland, Ireland, and Brazil), have backpacked through Europe (Doug for 2 straight months!), and have an ever-growing list of places we want to see together.  On that list are definitely several places in Canada, and when we realized that Montreal was a short 7-hour drive from home, we decided to make that part I of our anniversary trip! Continue reading