Velvety Tomato & Rice Soup

I adore tomato soup. I don’t think I’ve ever had a tomato soup I didn’t like, and that includes the stuff in the red and white cans. But home made tomato soup is soooo much better. And it’s easy. YouRead more…

Rice Pudding in a Pressure Cooker

I’ve been loving The Great Big Pressure Cooker Book, and I wanted to give you just one more of the 500 recipes. I was torn. Which one? We really liked the chili a lot, but I was even more smittenRead more…

Potato-Stuffed Roast Chicken

I’ve stuffed plenty of chickens, but I have to say that I’ve never stuffed one with potatoes. But why not? Chicken and potatoes go together perfectly. So when I saw a recipe for potato-stuffed chicken in the book Smoke &Read more…

Spicy Lemony Sauteed Rainbow Kale

It’s Healthy Vision Month, and you know what’s good for your eyes? Greens. Yep. those leafy, dark green vegetables, like kale, spinach, chard, and more. They’re good for you in general, and they’re good for your vision, too. To celebrateRead more…

Hot Buttered Rum with Mint Tea

The weather here has been … strange … with dreary, rainy days and even a chance of snow on Mother’s Day. To make it worse, I managed to catch a cold. Not so great for recipe creation. But inspiration comesRead more…

Simple cheesy biscuits #WhenWeBake

I love biscuits. Since they don’t need to rise, you can have them mixed and in the oven before your coffee is done brewing, which makes them perfect for breakfast or brunch. Dinner, too. If you keep self-rising flour on-hand,Read more…

Chocolate and Sunflower Seed Butter Ice Cream

I feel very fortunate that my husband and I don’t have any major allergies. Or rather, no food allergies, because there are certainly things that make me sneeze or itch. And when it comes down to it, cats are easierRead more…

Hunter’s Chicken (Pollo alla Cacciatora)

So this is how my life works. As I was going to bed, I realized that I hadn’t dragged anything out of the freezer to thaw for dinner, and I pondered what I might make for dinner the next day.Read more…

Start Your Pasta Cooking in Cold Water – Does it Work?

Pasta started in cold water (with butter and cheese for serving)I’ve seen a number of posts on Facebook about cooking pasta by starting it in cold water. Which is exactly the opposite of what we were all taught to do,Read more…

Frozen Vanilla Bean Custard

Ice cream season is upon us. The weather is warm enough that I’ve started making ice cream regularly. I have recipes that I like, and I also like creating my own recipes. But I also like trying new recipes fromRead more…

Picadillo Tacos

A while back, I made a recipe from the cookbook Melissa’s DYPs. At that time, I didn’t happen to have any actual Dutch Yellow Potatoes (that’s the DYPs in the book title), so I used regular potatoes. The recipe workedRead more…

Chef Watson Salad

Your robot masters have arrived, and they want to cook dinner for you. Yep, it finally happened. I am the proud owner of a cookbook written by a non-human. A robot, to be exact. His name is Chef Watson, andRead more…