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 Savanah 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!
Sometimes I just can't seem to get much done, or things just don't turn out quite right... Regardless of getting it right or done, it's what I learned along that way that matters. Husband says that some of my ugliest food is the best! Some of my prettiest dishes are terrible! I thought everyone may … Continue reading Food Blog & Reading Challenge Fails & Some Good News Too!
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
This recipe is so easy it's almost NOT a recipe! My Sister-in-law makes the best Italian sausage, pepper & onion sandwiches on a crusty hot baked roll. I intended to replicate her recipe for dinner using fresh garden goodies! Unfortunately, I didn't have any bell peppers in my garden, and the ones at the meat … Continue reading An Awesome Quick Recipe to use Your Garden Tomatoes & Herbs! Italian Sausage, Tomato & Onion Sandwiches with Basil & Garlic!
I have no book reviews or recommendations this week for you, which is odd since I’ve been off my feet all week. But I’ve been in a reading slump. I think partially because I’m finishing a series that I recently found and love, and part burnout from working on the blog and diving deep into … Continue reading Green Enchiladas. Served w/ Bacon Guacamole! ~Yes, You Heard me, Bacon Guacamole!!!
Embossed hardcover of Shady Characters by Keith Houston These Pecan & Cinnamon and Hazelnut & Pecan Puff Twists were inspired by one of my favorite books. Sh@dy Charac†ers The Secret Life of Punctuation, Symbols & Other Typographical Marks by Ke!th H*uston. It's not really a coffee table book, but I use it as one. I … Continue reading Favorite FoodieBooks Friday! Shady Characters ,~ Puff Pastries!
Fluffy, Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes, Coffee & Ghosts I needed some lite reading, so I looked at the books I've read in my Kindle library. Coffee & Ghosts by Charity Tahmaseb brought a smile to my face. I don't remember if BookBub, Riffle or Amazon referred it to me about a year ago, but knowing how … Continue reading Favorite FoodieBooks Friday! Fluffy Pancakes, Coffee & Ghosts!
No Favorite FoodieBooks Friday this week. I'm so far behind in my reading, and I keep finding more & more new books that look good. So now I'm overwhelmed and have basically stopped reading altogether! I need to get out of this slump, but what can I do? I know, I'll bake! Sometimes you need … Continue reading Raspberry Lime White Chocolate Scones
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!
I like to peel it, especially when making Quick Microwave Steamed Asparagus. Am I the only one who peels their asparagus in order to get every inch of asparagus goodness out of a bundle? It's kind of a pain, but I like that I can salvage more of the veggie, especially the fat tough stalks! … Continue reading Asparagus, to peel or not to peel? Quick Microwave Steamed Asparagus
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.