Eggplant Rollatini or not . . .

 Recently, during one of my internet recipe forays, I came across a link for a wonderful, lower fat eggplant rollatini. Since I am always on the lookout for healthier versions of recipes I love, I decided to try it regardless of the fact that I am the only one in the house who likes eggplant. Despite the chorus of moans and groans at the very mention of the empurpled vegetable, I was determined that it would indeed be on the menu that night!...more

My Husband, Masterchef

My husband is completely in control of cooking in our house. He does not 'make tea' - he Cooks....more

Extra Helpings: What to Do About ... And How To Avoid... Holiday Cooking Disasters

 Go ahead...  think of any holiday cooking catastrophe and Mama's heard it all.Really. Burned it, over-seasoned it, undercooked it, you name it. Turkey still frozen at the dinner table? Check. Discover a bag of giblets still in the bird while you’re carving? You bet. Lumpy Gravy? Child’s play. But, here’s the good news… no matter how bad you think it is, most cooking disasters can be fixed.Disaster #1: My turkey’s still not cooked and everyone’s ready to eat!...more

The Comedy of Errors that wasn't really very funny. As in, not at all.

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Culinary Wannabes Unite!

I’m still here which means that my stomach did not explode during Thanksgiving, despite the massive amounts of southern cooking at it’s best – all made from scratch and/or pulled from the garden: three turkeys, collard greens, turnip greens, corn, green beans, macaroni pie, shucky beans, 2 different sweet potato casseroles, broccoli salad, coleslaw, turnips, apple fritters, banana bread, sage dressing, carrot cake, apple rum cake, chocolate pudding cake, and rolls.  I watched my Aunt Bertha in amazement as she threw together a double batch of sage dressing.  No recipe, no measurin...more