I HATE it when my fresh herbs go bad. Like, really, really hate it. I also notice that the more expensive organic fresh herbs seem to go bad even faster. By now you've seen me post about herb savers before, but I am highly recommending these now when we are all trying to keep our … Continue reading Times like these, every last bit counts. Here’s how to keep your fresh herbs from rotting too quickly.
I went to the store last week for a few things. You know, the usual, peanut butter, half & half, a gallon of water (for my cubicle at work for making coffee) and quinoa. I came home from the store with ONE of those things, peanut butter! All those other aisles were pretty much empty. … Continue reading What to Cook When the Grocery Stores are Out of…
I've been told several times to try a grain bowl from Panera. I like Panera for lattes, breakfast soufflés, and pastries, but lunch? No thank you. But I was intrigued by the Mediterranean grain bowl. I haven't had one yet, but I did some searching on Pinterest. I saw a grain bowl with blueberries and … Continue reading Grain Bowls & One of the Funniest “Food” Blog Posts Ever!
I started this blog a year ago, after several years of going home from work, day after day to an empty house. I was tired of cooking wonderful meals that I ate by myself, packing up the leftovers up for my husband. In December '18 I decided to start this blog as a hobby, to … Continue reading The Blog so Far…
Silly question! Everyone likes BACON right? I've been quiet over the holidays and I'm sorry, but I think everyone will forgive me once they try this Tomato & Black Bean Soup! If you haven't made your own black beans from dried beans, I suggest you give it a try! I'm posting a quick recipe for … Continue reading Have you ever heard of Sopa Tarasca? Do you cook your own black beans from dried beans? Do you like bacon?
Well, actually it's my weeknight Instant Pot version of Grandma's Spinach & Meatballs. It all started several years ago, at least a decade ago, on Thanksgiving, or maybe it was Easter??? Anyway, I woke up sick as a dog... like fever, laying on the couch with an ice bag on my head sick. Husband called … Continue reading Family Recipes! Grandma’s Spinach & Meatballs!
Many of my recipes are inspired by meals I remember having at my grandmothers house, or that my Mom made, or recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation through my husbands family. I'm excited to bring you a new page and category called "Family Recipes." I'll share recipes inspired from childhood memories, … Continue reading Family Recipes! It’s Time for Granny’s Tuna Cakes!
Just LOOK at that CHEESE-PULL! Did I mention I LOVE food novels? One of my favorite series is the Magical Bakery Mysteries by Bailey Cates Cattrell. The main character, Katie, moves to Savannah to open a bakery with her aunt and uncle. She notices her aunt putting mysterious ingredients into her recipes and whispering over … Continue reading Happy Favorite FoodieBooks Friday! ~ Cheesy Cheesy Poofs, Magic & Macaroons!
I MUST share this recipe for Instant Pot Greek Chickpea Soup with Lemon & Oregano with you! I'm so excited that it's fall, because soup season has officially started! Are you one of those people who always puts a big scoop of chickpeas on their salads at a salad bar, or can't get enough hummus? … Continue reading Happy FoodieBook Friday! | Instant Pot Greek Chickpea Soup, with Lemon & Oregano
It's about time I posted my tried-&-true Sweet & Spicy Salmon Sunday Glaze Recipe! I'm posting this on Friday so you can pick up some nice thick salmon, sriracha and/or gochujang, sesame oil and soy sauce for this weekend! For my very first attempt at cooking salmon I used a recipe I saw Chef Michael … Continue reading Salmon Sunday on FoodieBook Friday?! | Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Salmon Sunday Glaze
This post was originally published in May, but I wanted to update it and combine it with the soup recipe post for Suicide Prevention Month. I started this blog in January 2019, and in the nine months of the existence of this blog, this post, "The Year of Soup" is still my top liked post … Continue reading Back-to-Our-Roots Soup | The Year of Soup ~Howard Reiss
It's National Churro Day so if you're looking for a fun, nutritional (ahem, cough, cough) churro recipe, try these Sweet Potato Churros! I originally posted about them on a FoodiEbook Friday, back in April when I had finished reading some Barbara O'Neal and Hailey Edwards books. They BOTH had delicious sounding churros in them. Here … Continue reading I Heard it’s National Churro Day!
This chewy bread was inspired by last weeks No Knead Skillet Olive bread. It was so good that I wanted to try a new skillet bread. Since it's reminiscent of focaccia, I thought of grandma's pizza. Grandma used to put white pepper on the crust of her homemade pizza. It gave it a mysterious kick … Continue reading My Latest obsession, SKILLET BREAD. This No Knead Cheddar Skillet Bread with White Pepper is an homage to grandmas pizza.
This FoodieBook Friday is a revisit to last weeks Pecan & Cherry Stuffed Squash post. I've had several requests to post the full No Knead Olive Skillet Bread recipe. It's an amazingly moist, easy to make, garlicky, yeasty, salty, olivey treat! This bread is reminiscent of focaccia bread. It's chewy and kind of like a … Continue reading Favorite FoodieBooks Friday! No Knead Olive Skillet Bread
This stuffed acorn squash is a delightfully easy, sweet and savory dish! It was Easter Sunday and I was recovering from a terrible spring cold. We had no dinner plans, no thawed or fresh meat or seafood, and I was feeling weak, tired and very uninspired. I turned to my iPad and pulled up WordPress … Continue reading Cherry, Pecan Stuffed Acorn Squash – It’s not my Mother’s Stuffed Acorn Squash!
JiggsDinner is as simple to make, as it is delicious! My secret ingredients are yellow mustard, garlic and a can of beer!
Surf -n- Turf! Steak, (Christmas dinner prime rib was too big so I froze a thick slice) cilantro lime shrimp, golden beets and beet greens, with Gabbiano Promessa Pinot Grigio for him and La Vielle Ferme Rose' for me! I couldn't believe my husband found perfect golden beets in February with perfect greens attached! And … Continue reading (Re-scheduled Valentines Day) Here’s what I came up with!
If you love shrimp and especially love shrimp with a little pizazz, you will add this to your weekly rotation! I made it once and my husband has requested it once a week since. My go to shrimp recipes are shrimp fajita and shrimp scampi, but this one is our new favorite. It serves up … Continue reading Cilantro Lime Shrimp
Quick, easy four-ingredient salmon cakes.