All posts by: Carol

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 this year for my husband and I. When my in-laws expressed they'd rather go to a restaurant for Greek Easter... Read More

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 Easter and steeped with religious symbolism, this wonderful bread is delicious all year round as an appetizer, side or standalone... Read More

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 the meat with flavor and moisture. Roast chicken doesn't get any simpler or more delightful.... Read More

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 the internet is where it’s at when it comes to finding new things to cook. The variety. The videos. The... Read More

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 I spent in college. Or the time it took my husband to propose from when we started dating. Needless to... Read More

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 pasta. But you know what I don't love? Bulky, single-purpose appliances like pasta machines that are miserable to use and... Read More

How to Spatchcock a Chicken and When and Why You Should

What does it mean to spatchcock a chicken? Is it the same thing as butterflying a chicken? How do you do it? And who decided to call it "spatchcocking" anyway? Sounds kind of dirty... I asked myself all of these questions too when I first came across the term spatchcock... Read More

Whole Grilled Chicken Marinated With a Little Something From the Backyard

Crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside, this charcoal grilled whole chicken is loaded with flavor thanks to a simple marinade featuring mint and wood sorrel. Spatchcocked for optimal grilling, this chicken is well worth the time it takes to prepare and offers an opportunity to appreciate the... Read More

A Better Alternative to Hot Cocoa – Hot Spiced Milk

Comfortingly warm and flavorful, hot spiced milk is a classic beverage for any evening. With its creamy texture, simple ingredients, and no added sugar it's a better alternative to hot cocoa in many ways. Pair it with fresh chocolate chip cookies or enjoy it as a standalone nightcap and experience... Read More

The 10 Cooking Gifts People Love and 5 They Hate

The best gifts for cooks are ones they'll use and enjoy but what do you buy for home chefs that already have everything they need? How do you avoid gifting things they don't want? People that like to cook usually have well stocked kitchens (and often times very high quality... Read More