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+ Girl in an apron washes dishes in the kitchen, daylight.

50 Tips to Make Doing the Dishes Easier

Recently I asked a group of moms on Facebook what the hardest part about cooking was and a shocking 86 out of 231 of them said, "doing the dishes." Clean-up...
August 10, 2022
+ Tired Mom Cooking

The Hardest Parts About Cooking According to Moms on Facebook

A few months ago I posted the question, "What do you find the hardest about cooking?" in a mommy recipe Facebook group I'm a member of. I received over 200...
July 15, 2022
+ Vegetable Stock in Mason Jar

Making Vegetable Stock Is as Simple as Simmering Water but Here’s a Recipe Just in Case

Vegetable stock is a great way to get the most out of your vegetables and infuse a variety of dishes from soups to rice with extra flavor. Long considered a...
June 15, 2022
+ Whole Lamb on a Spit

4 Places to Find a Whole Lamb for Sale

There comes a time in every family when the next generation must shoulder more of the work if they want to keep family traditions alive. That turned out to be...
May 15, 2022
+ Two Tsoureki Loaves on Cooling Rack

Tsoureki (Greek Easter Bread) Made with All-Purpose Flour

Tsoureki is a beautifully braided sweet loaf similar to brioche and challah but with a distinctive flavor thanks to two unique spices - mastiha and mahlab. Traditionally served on Orthodox...
April 9, 2022
+ Cutting Into Roast Chicken with Carving Knife

Carol the Cook’s Best Go to Whole Roast Chicken Recipe

A classic roast chicken ideal for weeknight dinners and fancy parties alike. While light on spices (just salt!) the celery stuffed inside the cavity acts as an aromatic and permeates...
March 31, 2022
+ Online Recipe on Tablet

An Embarrassingly Simple Way to Save the Online Recipes You Love

The internet is a treasure trove of amazing recipes. Don’t get me wrong, I positively adore my collection of cookbooks and hand written recipe cards from friends and family, but...
March 30, 2022
+ Stacked Misfits Box at Front Door

Why I Love Misfits Market More Than Ever in 2022

Today I realized I've been a Misfits Market customer for over three years. THREE YEARS. That's longer than I've ever worked at any one job. Or the length of time...
March 19, 2022
+ Fresh Pasta with Pesto and Caprese Salad

The Easiest Way to Make Fresh Pasta Without a Pasta Machine

Is there anything better than fresh, homemade pasta? The texture. The taste. The fact that it stays soft for days in the refrigerator and makes great leftovers. I love fresh...
February 23, 2022

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.

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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.