Blueberry Galette | The Fauxmartha

Last week we fought the moving blues with a galette, eating it amongst the half-packed boxes. Morale was low. Had there been an exit-earth-button, it would have been pressed a time or two. I’m being overly dramatic, but honestly, moving is a drag. I’m not telling you anything new. After it was all said and done, we decided movers probably hate moving more than we do. Read more

During the first year of marriage, our pretty new dishes were breaking far too easily. We tried to return them and get our money back. They obliged on trading out the broken dishes but told us to change our dishwasher settings moving forward. We took their advice and turned off the heat dry setting. Problem solved. Lesson learned.

Save your dishes, and turn off heated dry.

Make Ahead Broccoli Kale Bake | The Fauxmartha

Don’t mind the boxes, packing tape, unkempt hair, and complete mess that sits behind this computer screen. By the end of the week, we will be moved into the new place. At least that’s the plan. But since nothing has gone quite as planned, I may still be sitting at this here desk come next week. Let’s pray that’s not the case. My sanity is about to walk out the door on me.  Read more

Angel Food Cake | The Fauxmartha

Angel Food Cake was on the on summer to-post list unlike the Lemonade. I crossed it off, and it felt surprisingly good. But not nearly as good as it felt to serve to my extended family after a 3-hour turned 8-hour road trip to the beach last weekend. Fourth of July traffic on the east coast is mighty nasty.  Read more

To create steam in your oven, the recipe usually calls for placing a shallow pan of water on the bottom rack. Next time, skip the shallow pan and fill a muffin tin with water. It’s much easier to take in and out of the oven without burning yourself or spilling water everywhere.

Lemonade | The Fauxmartha

When life gives you lemons, you squeeze them and make something good.

I have a list of recipes to work on and post for the remainder of the summer. I’ve never had a list like this before. Planning ahead is totally unlike me, but my brain capacity seems to be diminishing by the day. And ideas come to me as quickly as they fade. Lemonade was not on the list for this summer. Until last week, when we found a pile of lemons on our doorstep.  Read more

Giveaway | The Fauxmartha

52 tips makes a whole year of tip sharing. I think that calls for a celebration. I started it on a whim after sharing tips periodically on my Facebook page, and it soon became a weekly staple on this site. It’s made me pay attention to what I do in the kitchen as well as search for easier ways to do things. The less fuss the better, right? And when I was tip-less, many of you contributed your kitchen genius. Thank you.

This little series will continue, but first it’s time to celebrate with a giveaway of some of my favorite products that make working in the kitchen easier and, let’s be honest, prettier. Many, many thanks to the great companies listed below that made this giveaway possible. Read more

I am an herb killer. I’ve followed tips here and there without much luck. I don’t have an outdoor space to grow herbs, and my indoor herbs are far from thriving. Even the herbs I buy from the store seem to have a 2-day lifespan leaving me completely defeated. After digging some more, I came across Simply Recipe’s tip. Cut the stems of the fresh herbs as you would flowers. Place in a glass with about 3/4″ water. This is key—cover with a bag (I use the leftover bag I bought the herbs in) and place in the fridge, changing the water every couple of days. Talk about thriving—my cilantro and mint has never been happier. Side note—the fresh basil stayed on the counter, bag-less and is quite happy. How do you save your fresh herbs.