June is National Soul Food Month. While many people associate soul food with fattening culinary delights, soul food is really about taking food that is abundant and affordable and transforming it into appealing food for your family. Read More »
I love pie, but I’m not a master at making a pie crust. While traditional homemade pie crusts are delicious, they can also be time-consuming. At my home I save time-consuming desserts for special occasions. This cobbler gives you the same flavors you like in a traditional pie: buttery crust and a sweet, juicy fruit filling. Read More »
I really haven’t eaten a lot of chili over the years – I guess I generally assumed I wouldn’t like it with all those beans. But, recently we went over to a friends’ house to watch a football game and they made a delicious turkey chili. I did eventually get the recipe, but not before I attempted to replicate it with my own recipe. Read More »
I have been making this salad for years, as it has been handed down in my family. But I figured the super bowl would be a good time to write about it because according to family legend, my aunt discovered this salad at a 1971 Super Bowl party, long before I was born. Read More »
Imagine this: It’s time to cook dinner and you head to the kitchen, only to discover that you forgot to thaw the main ingredient for what you had planned. Or you didn’t have a plan, but all your ideas involve ingredients that are rock solid.
We’ve all been there. What to do? Read More »
5:40PM. It was nearing dinnertime. I rustled through my cabinets to find ingredients that were worthy of combination and being sculpted into dinner.
5:45PM. Several ingredients had gathered, although, not to the pleasure of the chef-in-residence (that’s me, ahem). Read More »
“What do you meeen you don’t eat noo meat? Oh, that’s okay… I make lamb.” — My Big Fat Greek Wedding
I must admit, vegetarian dishes do have a great appeal, as they are pretty easy on the wallet. I am not a vegetarian, but for the sake of sticking to a weekly food budget, we’ll eat fish a few times a week, and we will eat a dish that has neither fish nor meat once a week . Read More »
You’re probably thinking what is this girl talking about? Plums in a pie? It’s quite yummy, actually is pretty delicious! Last week Kiley and I went to ShopRite for our weekly trip and when we got home, we had three big boxes of can goods on our front porch from ShopRite! It’s the Can Can sale, my friends! In our packages we had many many different things, that I don’t want to tell you about quite yet, because a recipe might just pop up with what other fun products we received! Read More »