Category Archives: Home cookin

Tortellini with short ribs and zucchini

I love and hate Paula Deen.  She has such a great personality and most of her dishes look mighty good, but goodness the woman needs to cool it with the butter and frying.  I mean do you really need to

Tortellini with short ribs and zucchini

I love and hate Paula Deen.  She has such a great personality and most of her dishes look mighty good, but goodness the woman needs to cool it with the butter and frying.  I mean do you really need to

Enchilada Torte – Flashback to 7th grade home-ec

The best way to describe enchilada torte is mexican lasagna.  Layers of meat and cheese between tortillas.  This recipe is from my 7th grade home-ec teacher Mrs. H.  Below is a picture of the actual copy of the recipe, very

Enchilada Torte – Flashback to 7th grade home-ec

The best way to describe enchilada torte is mexican lasagna.  Layers of meat and cheese between tortillas.  This recipe is from my 7th grade home-ec teacher Mrs. H.  Below is a picture of the actual copy of the recipe, very

Seared scallops

My husband’s family is from Massachusetts and they say “scoll-lops”, (scoll sounds like doll), I say “scal-lops” (scal like gal).  Or another way to look at it would be gallop not trollop!! I do love the New England accent. I

Seared scallops

My husband’s family is from Massachusetts and they say “scoll-lops”, (scoll sounds like doll), I say “scal-lops” (scal like gal).  Or another way to look at it would be gallop not trollop!! I do love the New England accent. I

Chao/Congee/Porridge/Yummy chicken and rice soup… ish

For most people, chicken noodle soup is ubiquitous with being sick, but for me it’s chao (aka congee) – an asian chicken and rice porridge-ey soup.  Nothing like a steaming bowl of chao to make the sniffles go away, or

Chao/Congee/Porridge/Yummy chicken and rice soup… ish

For most people, chicken noodle soup is ubiquitous with being sick, but for me it’s chao (aka congee) – an asian chicken and rice porridge-ey soup.  Nothing like a steaming bowl of chao to make the sniffles go away, or

Banana Muffins

This is Giada De Laurentiis’ recipe for banana muffins, and they’re fab.  Sweet, fragrantly banana-ey, and so good.  I didn’t make the frosting, but didn’t feel like I was missing anything, still yummy.

Banana Muffins

This is Giada De Laurentiis’ recipe for banana muffins, and they’re fab.  Sweet, fragrantly banana-ey, and so good.  I didn’t make the frosting, but didn’t feel like I was missing anything, still yummy.

Stuffed Peppers

I decided to use breadcrumbs this time because it was easier, but if you have time I’d recommend using rice.  I used to try and add everything but the kitchen sink to my food, but I’ve learned to KISS –

Stuffed Peppers

I decided to use breadcrumbs this time because it was easier, but if you have time I’d recommend using rice.  I used to try and add everything but the kitchen sink to my food, but I’ve learned to KISS –

Golden Chiffon Cake

Good ol’ golden chiffon never fails me, even if she almost did. I almost underbaked this one too, but realizing this before I was on the road, I was able to pop it into the oven for 15 more minutes.

Golden Chiffon Cake

Good ol’ golden chiffon never fails me, even if she almost did. I almost underbaked this one too, but realizing this before I was on the road, I was able to pop it into the oven for 15 more minutes.