13 November, 2016

Stuff it! Ever Tried Stuffed Shells? Divine!

Stuff it! Ever Tried Stuffed Shells? Divine!
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It was time to make fresh ricotta and I hadn’t really planned how I was going to use it. My husband told me to “stuff it”, and I assumed he meant stuffed pasta. He could have meant something else entirely, but thought I’d go with stuffed pasta for the sake of our marriage.  What some of you
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12 November, 2016

A Dumpling By Any Other Name is…. A Dumpling

A Dumpling By Any Other Name is…. A Dumpling
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There actually are a lot of names for dumplings. Wikipedia has extensive information on dumplings, variations and origins. Typically boiled in a soup, stew, or sauce, the origin of dumplings goes back hundreds of years and spans the globe from Asia to Africa, to European and Scandinavian cuisines.  Back in the day, when I was working full-time,
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11 November, 2016

Which Came First, The Vegetable or The Egg…. For Breakfast?

Which Came First, The Vegetable or The Egg…. For Breakfast?
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Tired of the same-o-same-o breakfast? Here’s a tasty option for you! It seems like I often have a small bit of vegetable needing to be cooked. Maybe not enough to make a full recipe of “something” but just the right amount to add to a nutritious breakfast. It could be zucchini, or broccoli, or, tomatoes,
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10 November, 2016

Having a Crabby Day? This Crab Sandwich Will Put a Smile On Your Face

Having a Crabby Day? This Crab Sandwich Will Put a Smile On Your Face
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Fresh crab meat can be expensive. That’s why I decided to try imitation crab for this recipe. You can find a variety of imitation crab products, most using Alaska pollock (from the North Pacific) as the main ingredient. There are pros and cons of eating imitation crab, so make sure it fits your dietary needs. Of course, if you
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9 November, 2016

Yes, We Have No Bananas….Because We Made Banana Muffins!

Yes, We Have No Bananas….Because We Made Banana Muffins!
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  This is such a versatile recipe you could use these muffins for breakfast, snack, or dessert. Well, frankly, these muffins are good anytime of day.  I’ve made it into muffins and small loafs. The small loafs make great gifts for neighbors and friends. Who doesn’t welcome a package of a tasty homemade treat? I like that this
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7 November, 2016

I’ll Gladly Pay You Tuesday For a Hamburger Today

I’ll Gladly Pay You Tuesday For a Hamburger Today
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Anyone remember that saying? Hamburgers are Popeye’s cartoon friend Wimpy’s all-time favorite food. His best-known catchphrase started in 1931 as, “Cook me up a hamburger. I’ll pay you Thursday.” In 1932, this then became the famous, “I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.” You don’t have to pay anyone for this hamburger recipe!  Let me just
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6 November, 2016

In a Stew? Try My Hearty Beef Stew!

In a Stew? Try My Hearty Beef Stew!
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  Talk of joy: there may be things better than beef stew and baked potatoes and home-made bread – there may be. Ray Stannard Baker (BrainyQuote)      I was checking my Facebook posts this morning and was reminded by Frank at Everybody Loves Italian how wonderful it is to have Sunday’s dinner cooking all day
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4 November, 2016

Soup-er Mix Vegetable Bouillion

Soup-er Mix Vegetable Bouillion
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To add to my week of Soup-er meals, I thought I would change it up a bit and post a bouillon recipe. I’ve enjoyed having my own chicken and turkey stock on hand to make soups, gravies, or add to stews, etc. However, I’ve never made my own vegetable bouillon, so I’m game to give it a try.
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3 November, 2016

Noodled Chicken Soup-er

Noodled Chicken Soup-er
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I’m not a sports fan AT ALL, but the last World Series Game hooked me last night. Today, I thought that the Cleveland Indians might need a big dose of chicken soup to comfort them with their loss.   There is a traditional method of making chicken soup that most of you might know. My version
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2 November, 2016

Spiced Apple and Butternut Squash Soup-er

Spiced Apple and Butternut Squash Soup-er
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Butternut squash is so versatile and easy to adapt to recipes, substitute for sweet potatoes or even pumpkin. And it is a hardy squash that lasts a long time in the pantry. They are fairly easy to grow, however, do require a lot of space. Funny story – a few years ago in spring we
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1 November, 2016

New England Clam Chowder Soup-er

New England Clam Chowder Soup-er
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Next up on our week of Soup-er dinners, I’m resurrecting a favorite in our household, New England Clam Chowder. This recipe was originally shared by a good friend and neighbor Mike. He is the man you want to know for any great soup recipe! My love of New England clam chowder goes back a few
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