Posts tagged kitchen
Seconds, please.

There is something curious about a kitchen. It’s full of possibilities and intensely terrifying. The idea of a kitchen is a spectator sport: it’s fun to watch from the sidelines and I’m always cheering for the home team. My friend, Ree, sent me an early edition of her newest cookbook (which is delightful, by they way) that has served as some serious motivation to get in the kitchen. If she, and urbanite by birth, can conquer Osage I can conquer an urban jungle. I have zero excuses, you see. Grocery stores are popping up like Eastern Red Cedars.

With a plethora of kitchen additions and lasagna dish that has attempted delivery to the Haney house three times before arriving in one piece, it seemed only fitting it would be the first dish of twenty14.


If you're looking for a recipe, you're not going to find it here. Think of this as a review of a recipe. [Pioneer Woman's Best Lasagna]


This was simple, guys. I left work at 5:30, made this delicious masterpiece, and was warming up at the gym by 7:15. It was, however, messy. Honestly, that could have just been on me.


T, who is encouraging of my kitchen experiments, is impressively honest. Last night, he asked for seconds. I wish I could take credit, but Ree just makes it so easy. A picture book for cooking? Clearly.

Note: Although Ree did send me a cookbook, she never asked me to write this post. This recipe wasn't even in the most recent cookbook. Also, the online recipe and the recipe in her 2nd book (maybe it was the first) is slightly different. This is from the good old internet

You don't need (a lot of) money to decorate.

Please allow me the pleasure of indulging your curiosity - and invite you to my kitchen.

Let's be clear. It's rare I'm in the kitchen for any length of time; however, that's still not a good enough reason not to dress it up a bit.

(Frame: Use to be gold - had a little make over. Crosses - 50 percent off at Hobby Lobby - added a coat of paint. Table - $15 at a garage sale - use to be hunter green.)

I used black spray paint to put the first layer on the frame. Note: the frame cost $30 at a antique store. After the paint dried I used a dry rag to accent the embellishments with a light coat of turquoise.

I used Ree's cookbook once. It created a huge mess that I refused to clean up for 3 days. It was back to turkey sandwiches after that.

I'm pretty sure I read on a blog recently that fake flowers are for the birds. I guess rules are to be broken because I don't see me receiving or growing flowers anytime soon.

I take that back - this plant is still kickin' - bless it's little heart. My amazing friend Lacy made these curtains for me! I highly suggest making your own curtains - you can't beat the price and the outcome is always better.

These dish towels came from TjMaxx. I'm pretty sure they were right around $4. Seriously.

Thanks for stopping by. I promise to have something more entertaining next time.