Cooking Reports

These are other recipes and things that I'm trying in the kitchen. If they turn out, or if they don't, I'm going to post about it. The things that work will likely get a full recipe writeup in the future.

Roasted Cauliflower and Mushroom Carbonara


Tonight I made Roasted Cauliflower and Mushroom Carbonara from closetcooking.

I'm trying to get more vegetables in my diet. So adding mushrooms and cauliflower to a classic carbonara, instead of the Italian sausage, sounded like a good idea.

And it was! It turned out really well, and came together easily, though roasting the vegetables does make the whole thing take about 20-30 minutes.

This is making me curious: What other vegetables can I add to carbonera? Asparagus perhaps? Broccoli maybe? I'm definitely going to need to experiment here!

Roasted Cauliflower and Mushroom Carbonara in a bowl

Honey Sriracha Chicken Drumsticks


The main reason for the new blog format is so that I can write posts after I cook, while it's all still fresh in my head (and my stomach).

I tried this recipe for Sticky Honey Sriracha Chicken Drumsticks from Homemade Hooplah. Click through for the recipe, and sorry about the invasive ads on that site. I strongly suggest an ad-blocker. Ad-blockers won't protect against the 2 pages of introductory narrative though...

Sticky Honey Sriracha Chicken Drumsticks

Editing and narrative comments aside, these turned out well. The glaze was tasty, tangy, and sticky, and reduced quickly on the stove (unlike my attempt at Chicken Adobo last week, but that's another post). Do keep an eye on the glaze though. I turned my back to cube some potatoes and it immediately boiled over!

The mess a boiled over glaze leaves

Also be sure to start checking the chicken at about 20 minutes. Or even reduce the heat after 20 minutes to keep the skin golden and crisp, not blackened and burnt.

Time permitting, I'll revisit this recipe, and do a full writeup. For now, these photos will have to do.

6 drumsticks glazed on the pan