It’s finally here! The 100th post of this little cooking blog. (Only took me six years plus a couple months. I’m making a mug that reads, “#1 Negligent Blogger.”) Naturally, it has to be a good recipe, which is why this meatloaf is wrapped in bacon…Okay, so maybe I didn’t know about this 100th blog … More Bacon wrapped meatloaf. (100th post!)
This isn’t a recipe. This is an “I have no clue how to use these stewed vegetable leftovers, let’s call it a soup base” thing. Here’s the backstory: Dad made a delicious braised pork shoulder with carrots and potatoes. Now while the carrots and potatoes were easy enough to fish out of the pot, the … More French Onion Soup.
This soup has four ingredients, one of which is water and I can’t believe its this good. Every fall/winter, Dad will make this soup a few times. He learned it from his mother and just recently shared the recipe with me. The man was holding out. I thought the soup involved, like, work. No. You … More Slovenian swill (aka barley soup).
Today is Father’s Day, so be sure to go hug your dad/grandpa/uncle/stepdad/whatever father figure is in your life. Sorry if you have that George Michael song stuck in your head now, but understand I do too. To keep Dad happy we had steak for dinner. Steak: it’s man food. Along side the steak, I made … More First time try: lemon garlic broccolini
Haven’t cooked much lately. I did make banana nut scones recently. It seems scones are a big part of my culinary repertoire. I’ve done cranberry, carrot cake, and chocolate ginger. I’ve also made fresh strawberry scones but I didn’t blog about them. Anyway, our propane grill recently completely died and it forced us to dig … More S’more comin’ soon!
Over the weekend I listened to Christmas music and watched way too many made for TV Christmas-themed movies. What can I say, I’m a sucker for a good marathon. I can’t count all the times I’ve been pulled into watching hours of “NCIS” or “Criminal Minds,” despite them being repeats from three seasons ago. Moving … More Sharing the love: gifting recipes.
So I’m writing again, a week late but fully caffeinated. As I mentioned last Sunday, I had to extend my vacation during the first week of October. Sadly, my grandfather passed away while I was at home. He had been in the intensive care unit for about four or five days before I started vacation. … More “Shakshuka!” “God bless you.”
Fall has finally come to the northern hemisphere. From here on out it is mainly about roasting veggies, drinking apple cider and baking cookies – at least for me anyway. To celebrate I decided to make beef stew. I love beef stew; it’s just what a crisp night needs. A thick sauce studded with chunks … More Enter the fall.
So April, where did you go? Have I really let another month slip by without posting? Apparently. The first couple weeks of April were rather benign. I attended classes, completed homework and wrote articles. However, during the weekend of April 3rd, I crossed somthing off my “college to do” list: I bought plants! What? Why … More Ms. Green(ish) Thumbs
Hello Readers! Sorry for the absence, but the last few weeks of the quarter are always fairly heavy. Currently I am on spring break in Panama City Beach, Florida. The weather is lovely and the company even better. My roommate K’s Aunt and Uncle were kind enough to invite all four roommies to their home … More Good vacation = food + friends