Tag: Home Cooking

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Comfort Food Sunday: Sometimes It’s The Cooking, Not The Eating

As I begin this post, the aroma of slowly sautéing onions surrounds me, calming and centering me after a very long, very busy day. My morning activities stretched well into the afternoon, demanding a level of energetic social interaction that is more than I am comfortable with. Arriving home, in need of quick rejuvenation, I slathered Meyer ...

15 Layers of Love

This post will be short and sweet, because I have been jumped by Mr. Head Cold, and really need to sleep it off. But before he could get the best of me, I got The Boy’s birthday cake made. That right there is 15 layers of red velvet cake, lovingly wrapped in a buttercream icing, ...

Make Your Recipes Work For You: Recipe-Hacking

Do you want to know one of my favorite tricks for cooking home-cooked meals regularly? Before I ever pick up a knife, or turn on the oven, I read the recipe. I know you have probably heard that advice before, and you’re nodding your heads, saying, yeah, yeah, how about something I haven’t heard! So, ...

Summer Night Dinner Project: Cool Beans and Greens

During the summer, it seems the weekends are busier and full of fun, leaving little time for big dinner projects. It’s often the weeknights where some spare moments can be found in the kitchen, and dried beans are made for those moments. I have posted about dried beans before, mostly about how useful they are ...

Leftover Makeover: Pulled Pork and Bean Burritos

I love burritos. They are an easy, quick, totally satisfying weeknight meal that you can fill with so many different ingredients; you can even eat them for breakfast or lunch. It’s all in the filling. If you cooked the latest Weekend Dinner Project, you have some splendid burrito filling just waiting for you to make ...

Weekend Dinner Project: Pulled Pork and Pinto Bean Soup/Stew/Chili?

This Weekend Dinner Project took a couple of tries, to make sure I got it right, and of course in between lots of LIFE happened, so it’s taken me longer to get it up here. Then there was the quandary of what to call it; is it soup, stew, or chili? (Stoup is not on ...

Leftover Makeover – Red Beans and Rice

First off, sorry about the blurry photos. I was very hungry while preparing this dish, and impatience does not steady a camera. My previous post featured dried kidney beans and Italian sausage. Chances are, you still have kidney beans in the refrigerator; here’s an easy weeknight meal to put them to use, with another type ...