My mother often cooked on a griddle.
She had a cast iron griddle that fit across the 2 front burners on her gas range. It was perfect for making pancakes.
But it was even better for frying potatoes and pork chops – a favorite dinner when I was growing up.
My mother always fried potatoes in bacon fat that she … Continue reading.....
Two guest posts in one week?
In fairness, I’m not doing guest posts in place of recipe posts, just in addition to.
And you know how I love to debunk cooking and food myths. I may add to this one myself at a later date.
Cooking Myths that Aspiring Cooks Need to Know
Separating culinary fact from fiction can mean … Continue reading.....
First, so I can maintain my position as a food blogger….
It’s really not deserving of the recipe moniker, but it was good and, in keeping with yesterday’s post on Progresso Recipe Sauces, I thought I would pass it along.
I made Chicken Noodle Soup a week or so ago.
I made rather a big pot of it. After eating … Continue reading.....
Usually when I make slow cooked meats or stews it all goes in the pot and is simmered together.
I made this one differently.
I wanted to make a Basic Brown Sauce to have on hand so decided to use a bit of that to finish the venison.
Extra Brown Sauce can be frozen in small amounts and thawed as … Continue reading.....
Did I mention that I finished my outdoor fall chores?
That included trimming, cleaning and thinning our laurel tree…. Better known in culinary circles as a bay tree.
When I was growing up bay leaves were only used to flavor tomato-based dishes – chili, Bolognese, and so on.
One bay leaf would be added to the pot during cooking then … Continue reading.....
In honor of mon mari’s favorite ‘fish hell day’ I decided to post the most recent success.
He actually likes tuna.
I should say canned tuna because he always loves sushi….
The next best thing to sliced bread: hard-boiled eggs that are easy to peel…. easy every time.
Mediterranean Tuna Pasta
Total time: 30 minutes
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Do you like to cook with chocolate?
My problem is I also like eating the results…. even the less than perfect results (or would that be especially?)
Sometimes, I exceed my expectations, like with these brownies.
And they really are the Absolute Best Brownies
If you want to increase your chances of success with chocolate, here are five … Continue reading.....
The flu or a cold?
The humans are sick and the puppies are bored.
What I hate most about being sick, besides the lists of things that need doing that aren't getting done….
Well, actually, that is what I hate most.
I had big plans for great accomplishments this weekend.
I had such good intentions!
Yes, well, we … Continue reading.....