Tasty Tuesday: Cheater Chicken and Dumplings

Just for the record, the fact that I even letting this recipe leave my fingertips.. my grandma is probably SPINNING in her grave of exasperation.  My grandma used to make dumplings and noodles from scratch.  When she made noodles, I remember the drying racks-- those wooden fold out clothes racks-- all over the kitchen with noodles hanging down....more

Walleye and Rice Cakes

One of my "fridge struggles" is finding something to do with leftover food, especially with common leftover items like rice and pasta. The other night I had two items on hand: leftover wild ancient grain rice, and fresh walleye from a fishing trip with my dad.So off to the kitchen I went, and concocted this recipe. It was a crowd pleaser even for the most difficult to impress -- like our dad, who calls everything we make "hippie food." Even he loved these cakes....more
Wow, these look great!!  I'm just getting into seafood, coming from Oklahoma, I never really ...more

Sunday Pasta®: Spaghetti al Limone (Lemon)

Starchitects Brian Bockman and Jack Forbes were recently visiting from New Orleans. There, they design hip Garden District homes and contemplate building a bright future with Brangelina in a thriving  post-Katrina city. Here, among other things, they taught me about the hidden evil that lurks in FF&A (furnishings, fixtures, and accessories) which, if you have any taste, should cost more than the home itself. Who knew? ...more

Sweet Corn Ice Cream and Eight More Ways to Use Leftover Corn on the Cob

We've eaten a lot of corn on the cob lately. Grilled corn on the cob. There are few things that make my mouth more happy than farm-fresh grilled corn slathered in butter and salt.While we rarely have leftover corn on the cob after dinner, I might just start grilling an extra ear to make ice cream. (I never thought I would say that.)...more

Recipe Monday - Simple BBQ Pork

This is a meal I make when I have no energy to put into making a dinner. ...more

Inspired to write by a chewy granola bar

 “Marge, it’s 3 a.m. Shouldn’t you be baking?” – Homer SimpsonI have a huge announcement to make that will come as no big surprise…some days I just can’t get it into gear....more

Vegan Raw Food Cleanse

Celebrate the inauguration of a “new you” with a vegan raw food cleanse. It just might be the change you’re looking for. We consulted with nutrition guru and personal chef Sitarani “Sita” Brian to find a cleanse that would detoxify our bodies without depriving us entirely of solid food. Her solution: A surprisingly delicious (and easy to stick to) vegan raw food cleanse....more

Sunday Pasta®:Pastina

Woe is me.  I was under the weather last week, to say the least.  In between the misery and the self pity (and the gallows humor), I saw my life flash before my eyes. It wasn’t as ugly as that of Ebenezer, but it sure wasn’t that pretty either.  A common comforting thread, however, was pasta....more

31 Days of Nutella Anniversary Blog Giveaway

1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY BLOGCan't believe it's been a year! At this point this blog is averaging over a thousand page views per month, with all time views of nearly 5000! Thank you so much for reading! ...more