Custard-filled Cornbread

My cooking style has really evolved over the years. Early on in our marriage, our dinners consisted mostly of boneless, skinless chicken breasts served with canned green beans and ::gasp:: Rice-a-Roni. Rubbery, soggy, and ::shiver::, respectively. This excerpt from an earlier post says it all:  When my husband and I were putting together our wedding … More Custard-filled Cornbread

Bacon Fried Rice

     I always seem to leave myself in the lurch when it comes to lunch. As it’s just two of us (eating solid food, that is), there are always leftovers lurking somewhere in the fridge, so that’s what we usually do. Except when there’s not, like today. A couple quarts of chicken stock, some … More Bacon Fried Rice

Meatless Friday

Being an old-school Catholic, I do not eat meat on Fridays. It’s a tradition, and like Tevye says in Fiddler on the Roof, “Traditions, traditions. Without our traditions, our lives would be as shaky as… as… as a fiddler on the roof!” He also proclaims “As the good book says, if you spit in the … More Meatless Friday

Hash Brown Potatoes

  What I am about to say may shock you- I love winter. I know, I know, I’m a freak! But I love the harshness, the stark contrast of dark barren trees against pure white snow. I like sweaters and layers and scarves. I get a masochistic surge of energy from wind so cold it hurts … More Hash Brown Potatoes

Roasted Tomatoes and Red Peppers with Cheddar and Basil

Happy belated voting day! After work last night, my husband and I drove straight to Sherwood High School and cast our ballots. It felt good, really good. The build up to this election was tremendous, with such epic referendums as same-sex marriage and TBOR, and awaiting the results was unbearable. The term ‘nail-biting’ comes to … More Roasted Tomatoes and Red Peppers with Cheddar and Basil