5-Minute Rice and Bean Casserole with Avocado-Lime Guacomole

And now it's time for another uber-cheap, yet perfectly amazing meal.When you think beans and rice, you think cheap, but you don't think fabulous, do you? Well, now you can. You probably also don't think 5-minute ....more

Oven-Baked Plantains (Tostones)

And while we're posting ugly recipes, you really should try this one. I'd only had plantains one other time--maybe 10 years ago--and even though I'd enjoyed them, I had no idea how to make them. Then this past month, I found a recipe and made them ....more

Eggplant Dip

Eggplant is a beautiful onyx of a vegetable--hanging off its plant looking all rich and sexy. Until you cook it. And then it is uggally (definition: the state of being so ugly the word must be drawn out and exaggerated, even in written form) ....more

Crock Pot Carne Asada--SRC

This month for Secret Recipe Club, I had The Hobo Kitchen. It's written by Ellie. I actually had her blog (with a different name) a while ago ....more

I Am Groot

So apparently Marvel has fashioned one of the "Guardians of the Galaxy" characters after the parsnips in my garden. I keep waiting for my royalty check, but it hasn't come yet. Personally I think this should be the next Elf on a Shelf ....more

Fluffer Nutter Dip

A few days ago I made some chocolate tortillas to be served with fruit as fruit tacos. These were met with only moderate success (even with plenty of whipped cream thereby). But me, being me--I didn't really want to throw away the leftover chocolate tortillas ....more

Lemon Granita

We've had the most delightful summer--warm days, cool nights, sunshine. Naturally summer decided to go out with a hot, miserable, muggy bang. Oh well ....more

Ice Cream Cake--A Decorating Idea

Remember this ice cream cake? It's delicious, but the top is a plain expanse of white. Someone boring and old like me would likely just add candles or maybe sprinkles (or M&M's anyone?) ....more

Guest Blogger: Squash Soup

For my European readers, I've got a European guest blogger today. Her name is Ella Moss and I hope it's helpful. She starts off with an admonition not to throw away food ....more

Easy Cheesy Bean Dip

There is nothing I love quite so much as a stupid easy recipe. Except a stupid easy recipe that is also super delicious.Lately I've tried several bean dips--they're super cheap and a quick dinner or fun party food. They've all been decent, but none has been worthy of this blog ....more