Mashed Potatoes | The Fauxmartha

I didn’t really intend on sharing my mashed potato recipe. Nor did I plan on adding Chobani Greek Yogurt to them. But after they sent me a couple containers full, and a hankering for my mom’s twice baked potatoes swept past me, I decided to work on my mashed potato recipe. Read more

Gnocchi Macaroni and Cheese | The Fauxmartha

I got my wish. Ended work early on Friday afternoon. Hot chocolate just because. And picturesque snow falling, which turned into a blizzard. An epic one! We’re 34″ under, nearly 3 feet. The roads haven’t been plowed, nor has the backyard where our car sits. We did dig our car out yesterday. Maybe more so to feel justified in drinking another cup of hot chocolate. We’re getting a little stir crazy. It’s times like this I dream of cable, On-Demand, Netflix, and Jetson mobiles. We’re keeping our bellies happy though, making biscuits and cinnamons rolls and doing some yoga to balance it all out.  Read more

Lately I’ve been ditching the chef’s knife and cutting board to mince garlic with a Microplane. It’s quick, a finer mince, and keeps my fingers from smelling like garlic the rest of the day. How do you mince?

Winter Pesto | The Fauxmartha

They say there’s blizzard-like conditions coming to the northeast on Friday. I’m keeping my fingers crossed. For ending work early. Warming up to a mug of hot chocolate. And making every excuse to stay inside under a blanket. We’ll make homemade pizza just like we always do on Friday nights. Skipping the tomato sauce for leftover winter pesto this time. And rent a couple Red Box movies. At least that’s how I envision it.  Read more

Graham Cracker and S'mores | The Fauxmartha

Valentine’s Day is a trade-off in our house. One year I plan. The next year he plans. It’s romantic, I promise. We have yet to talk about it this year though. I’m hoping that means it’s his turn. But just in case, I’ll have s’mores ready. They have a sweet spot in our hearts.

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Mom's Seven Layer Dip | @thefauxmartha

I don’t know much about football although I grew up in a football watching family. But I do know that the Super Bowl is always the first weekend in February. Right? And that food, lots of food is consumed. And maybe beer too although I never jumped on that bandwagon. I’m a wine girl. A cheap wine girl. Sorry Dad.    Read more

To keep your homemade waffles nice and crisp, cook on high heat and don’t stack. Too much steam makes waffles soggy. Place cooked waffles in a single layer on a baking sheet. Set oven to 250° and pop the baking sheet in while you cook or just before serving to keep them nice and toasty. When reheating, skip the microwave. They’ll lose their crispness. Instead, place them in a 350° oven for a couple minutes, or reheat them on the stove top or in a toaster (if they fit), or place them right back into the waffle iron set to a lower heat.