Are you tired of chewing a single baby carrot for 10 minutes? Do you ever wonder how baby carrots last so long peeled? Or why they are  perfectly shaped? I nearly gave up on carrots because of the “baby” variety. Convenience aside, their texture and flavor is not my jam. If you’re in the same boat, buy whole carrots. Save money, peel, and eat. For a snackable size, cut into strips and store in a container with a bit of water for up to 5 days in the fridge.

Mother's Day Brunch | The Fauxmartha

We’ve flown south to introduce Hallie to her extended family. I could do without the whole traveling-with-a-baby-thing but there’s nothing better than seeing Hal with her family. In other news, I’ve been working on a fun little download for Mother’s Day with Foodie—20 brunch recipes. It’s filled with recipes you’ve seen around here before but packaged in an easy to use app. Download for free and whip up something sweet for your momma! Read more

Cilantro Lime Salad | The Fauxmartha

If I had to choose one cuisine to eat for the rest of my life, minus breakfast, I’d choose Mexican food. Though, my version might fall closer to Tex-Mex (Mexican food Texas style). By the way, have I ever told you about how we do one massive grocery trip every 3-4 weeks? Read more

Most quick-bread, muffin, and batter recipes advise stirring together dry ingredients (flour) and wet ingredients until “just combined”. That’s a loaded phrase that shouldn’t be overlooked. Overmixing can yield a tough, dense crumb. The more you work the flour, the more the gluten develops. Reserve that method for yeasted breads. Fight your intuition, and stir until just combined, borderline undermixed.

Did you make that frittata in your cast iron skillet, and now you’re wondering how to clean it without pulling out the soap that you know you shouldn’t use? Skip the soap and give your skillet a facial. Sprinkle liberally with kosher salt and scrub with a wet paper towel. Repeat until clean. Lightly rub with oil afterwards.

Mexican Frittata | The Fauxmartha

I’m calling my Easter eggs frittata eggs this year. Hallie isn’t wise enough to know these eggs should be boiled, dyed, and decorated. And I’m fine with that. They’re actually quite beautiful just as they are.  Read more

Does your leftover pasta dry out when reheated in the microwave? Try steaming it instead by adding a little extra liquid and loosely cover with a lid or plastic wrap. Heat in the microwave as usual.