A sign reading: “Necessity is the mother of invention” should be hung in my kitchen for sure — it totally describes my cooking life. It goes a little something like this: “What?!? it is 2:30 already?!? … Oh gosh. What am I going to make for dinner … that doesn’t make everyone cry or throw up??!” ((thinking, thinking)) “What is in the pantry?? ((there is some stuff)) What is in the fridge?? ((some essentials for sure)) I think I will have to hit the freezer ((dread — there is hardly enough time to thaw and cook those frozen bricks of beef))…” Continue reading
I am a dip glutton. Wow — that sounds horrid. What I mean is, I love, love, love dip!! But it has to be really good. And when it is REALLY good, I have a hard time walking away. Being a self proclaimed “dip glutton” means I know a really good dip when I taste one. And this, my friends, is a GOOD dip.
I have to admit something about myself and I am sure ((at least I hope)) it will come as a surprise to you. Shoot, it surprised me and I have known myself for a long time. Continue reading
There are so many things I love about beans – but I think my favorite is how hearty & healthy they are. Oops, that’s two things – sorry. I know I have shared a lot of bean recipes on Food for a Year, and this Mexican version my be my favorite. Well, it is probably a tie between this and the Cajun Red Beans & Rice.
There comes a point when it is time for a change — right?? Well, I needed something different for dinner. I did a quick scan of my freezer, fridge and pantry and this is what I created: “Meatball Casserole”.
I normally go down the Italian road ((oh, how I literally went down the Italian road!!)) when using frozen meatballs – but with this recipe, I chose pure-dee comfort. Continue reading
Just when I thought I was maxed out on bunny cuteness, one the bunnies opened “his” eyes on day 11. Now, I don’t really know if the baby is a he or a she. You may be surprised to know, I am no expert on such things. So, I will have to ((once again)) check “the Google”. I don’t exactly know what to think about having this sentence in my search history: Continue reading
Homemade buttercream is on my shortlist of favorite things. I won’t say NEVER, but I cannot imagine myself ever buying canned frosting. Not when the real deal is so easy and magnificently tasty. Another bonus? The ingredient list doesn’t sound like instructions for a chemistry experiment!
I do have a few recipes to share. But tonight, I am bursting to tell you about my Lion Lop bunnies and if I tell you about my Lion Lops, I have to tell you about the severe weather that has consumed half of their little precious lives AND if I tell you about the recent severe weather, I have to tell you about my garden. So — I will share a yummy, superbly perfect chocolate buttercream recipe tomorrowish. Continue reading
Well over a year ago, I was visiting mom & dad’s church. Actually, I was visiting the church AND the potluck dinner & I tasted this pound cake — buttery, dense, moist with a hint of lemon. I instantly began searching for the baker who made such a delicious PERFECT pound cake. I was not surprised to learn Miss Colleen was the talent behind the cake. I asked if she would mind sharing her recipe and Continue reading
With the first bite of this baked spaghetti, I thought to myself “why has it been so long since I made this for dinner??”. I quickly answered my question — which, as I look back on this convo– makes me realize: not only am I talking to myself; I am admitting it publicly. Is that a good picture of a mom’s life or what?!
So – here is my answer: “Wow, this is so good, I can’t quit eating it. Now I remember why it’s been off the menu for so long!! It makes my pants tight!”.
After a 36 day wait, I was beginning to think no babies would be coming to our beloved bunny parents. But we have had…. Continue reading