Author Archive for Mrs. Chipmunk


Slow Cooker Eggplant Parmigiana

I’ve done eggplant “lasagna” in the oven before with marinara and cheese, and it’s been decent. But this, this is truly amazing, and will even impress those who don’t like eggplant. I promise! I have a crock pot cooking confession – I’m not a fan of using sodium-laden cans of soup, but this method makes up so […]

7 ingredient maple mustard stir-fry sauce

Maple Mustard Stir fry sauce

I find many western “Asian” recipes are really heavy on the soy sauce – every dish at PF Chang’s tastes overpoweringly like Kikkoman soy sauce to me. So when recipes call for soy sauce, I cut it in half and I’ve done that here. I have Bragg’s Liquid Aminos on hand as my current soy […]

whole wheat chocochoco nana cookies

Whole wheat Coco-choco-nana chip cookies

These cookies bake up surprisingly fluffy and muffin-top like. I’ve played with this recipe a lot, and I love that several ingredients are truly optional, depending on what you have on hand.

7 ingredient slow cooker orange chicken drumsticks

7 ingredient slow cooker orange chicken drumsticks

Now that I’m back at work, I’m trying to use the slow cooker more. My daughter can have something wholesome for dinner, and I have something piping hot and ready to eat when I come home, not to mention leftovers for a few more days. I’ve really enjoyed the recipes in Julie Kaufmann’s book, Not […]


Gingered Carrot Oatmeal Cookies

Here is my adaptation of Heidi Swanson’s Carrot Oatmeal Cookies. Whole wheat pastry flour, coconut oil instead of butter, oats, and carrots? Dare I say it, a “healthy” cookie (at least as far as cookies go). They were sweeter than I would have expected from a cookie that involved carrots. I added flaked coconut, candied ginger, and hazelnuts […]


Okonomiyaki – Japanese savory pancake

Sometimes our CSA order comes with weird and wonderful things. Last week’s item was the leafiest, beefiest head of cabbage I’ve ever seen. My immediate thoughts for uses: borscht and cabbage rolls (the Ukrainian in me, no doubt), but these are laborious endeavors. I remembered a Japanese homestay had made my family Okonomiyaki years ago – basically a […]


Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

I have found the perfect cookie. My only criteria was that it would retain its softness after it had fully cooled from the oven. So I guess I like cookies with a cake-like consistency. I have an 8 1/2 x 11″ page recipe in my folder with the words “best cookie recipe ever” scrawled across […]

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