For my entire life, we had always prepared spaghetti from a spice packet (pretty tasty) or from a jar. Lately sauces in the jar tasted like dirt to me with too much earthy flavor. So I finally took the plunge and decided to make it from scratch. I thought no matter if mine is good … Continue reading Spaghetti and Meatballs
I made this recipe for the first time to use up my leftover buttermilk. Waste not want not, right? I was surprised it called for cayenne pepper. A different twist for a American style biscuit. Preheat oven to 475 degrees. I lined my cookie sheet with parchment paper for easier cleanup. 2 C all purpose … Continue reading Biscuit Drops
I have a cookbook that comes from the magazine Bake from Scratch. The recipes usually are delicious but are flawed. Not sure how they edit these recipes, but I have learned that if I make it once, I will definitely be it and making it again with the baking knowledge I have. The recipe that … Continue reading Pan of Pumpkin Cupcakes with Streusel Goodness
Tamales are a labor of love. I made this recipe yesterday for dinner and it has a huge prep/assembly time. Started at 4:30 and we ate at 7:15. The love you put into these tamales will put smiles on faces and make full, happy tummies. You will need a large 8 qt pot with lid … Continue reading Tamales
I look forward to Thanksgiving every year. Lots of people dread the holiday because it means they have to cook. Because I cook every day, this holiday actually make my meal prep so easy. One day of cooking yields many days of no cooking! I find that doing, turkey, potatoes and gravy every day gets … Continue reading Thanksgiving aftermath
Cookbooks are a true marvel. They can unlock the secrets of the yummy past. This day and age we cook differently than half a century ago, and 30 years before that it was different too. This week, in my busy schedule I swung by the antique shop that I like to hit every now and … Continue reading Apple Pandowdy!
A term of endearment and a slice of deliciousness! Recently a co-worker gave me a large jar of honey. It is liquid gold you know! A small jar of local honey costs around $8.50. This was a jumbo jar and I have no idea of price as it was a gift. So what does one … Continue reading Honey Pie