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+ Artisan sliced toast bread with butter and sugar on wooden cutting board. Simple breakfast on grey concrete background. Top view

Does Butter Need to Be Refrigerated?

I love butter. I love butter on toast. I love butter in baked goods. I love butter so much I used to eat it straight with a spoon as a...
January 12, 2023
+ Modern Red Apple Kitchen Timer

I Tracked How Much Time I Spent Cooking in a Week and the Results Were Shocking

Do you know how much time you spend in the kitchen every day? I thought I did until I actually tracked how long I spent cooking, cleaning, and grocery shopping...
January 4, 2023
+ Spouses Disagree in the Kitchen

Families Benefit When Just One Spouse Handles the Cooking

In the not so distant past it was the sole responsibility of women to cook, clean and care for children while their husbands went off to work. Fast forward 100...
December 2, 2022

Popular Advice

+ Shopping cart full of food in the supermarket aisle. Side tilt view. Horizontal composition

One Simple Grocery Shopping List for a Year’s Worth of Meal Combinations

Do you make a grocery shopping list every time you go the supermarket? Do you use one of those templates with every food product known to man and check off...
November 3, 2021
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How to Not Burn Chocolate Chip Pancakes (Because Burnt Pancakes Are the Worst)

There are few greater disappointments at breakfast than looking forward to chocolate chip pancakes only to have them turn out burned and undercooked. Let me start off by saying I'm...
July 31, 2021
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When Your Fridge Is Too Small but You Can’t Fit a Bigger One in Your Kitchen

I'm always running out of fridge space but my kitchen is too small to fit a bigger refrigerator. I'm constantly throwing out spoiled food and entertaining is a nightmare. Sound...
July 28, 2021

Favorite Recipes

+ Chicken, Lemon, and Egg Soup Bowl with Salt Shaker and Lemon

Greek Lemon Chicken Soup (Avgolemono Soup)

Excellent served hot or cold, this creamy yet citrusy soup is perfect any time of year. Tempered eggs lend the soup its rich texture while fresh squeezed lemon offers a...
September 22, 2022
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Easy to Make Real Chocolate Frosting (No Cocoa Powder Please)

Easy to make chocolate frosting made from real chocolate chips instead of cocoa powder. You won't believe the difference in flavor, this frosting actually tastes like chocolate. Light and fluffy...
July 24, 2021
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5 Ingredient Sweet Green Breakfast Smoothie

With only five ingredients this ultra creamy smoothie is easy to whip up for breakfast even on busy days. The banana and almond milk add sweetness while the Greek yogurt...
June 2, 2021

Meet Carol the Cook

Why Hello There!

I’m Carol. That’s me on the left in the blue shirt. You probably can’t tell but I’m laughing hysterically. I do that a lot.

When I’m not outside adventuring you can find me in the kitchen exploring flavors and cooking methods.

I love sharing great food with great people. If that’s something you’re interested in too then you’ve come to the right place.

Learn more here.

Rediscover the pleasures of cooking.

Testimonials About My Cooking

"Freakin' delicious. 10/10 would dine in again."
"Yay, [literally any food I make] is my favorite!"
"Dude. Yes."
"Carol's food is creative, tasty, and nutritious. We'd never had moussaka before but we cleaned our plates and went back for seconds."

Fond Food Memory

Iceland, 2017

Before we knew it was a no-no, my husband and I ordered puffin at a restaurant in Reykjavik, Iceland. It was a red meat and surprisingly tender (though I think the tenderness was due to to the chef’s skill because I’ve since read the meat can be gamey). Imagine a cow exclusively fed seafood and you’ll get an idea of the flavor. I wouldn’t order it again because you know, morals, but I will say puffins are even more delicious than they are cute.