Every soup has its variations but it seems that lentil soup has no definitive taste, texture, or ingredients. I have seen Lentil Soup Recipes with tomatoes, spinich, red wine vinegar, bacon, egg, flour, and even parmesan cheese. I have seen recipes with 2 quarts of water calling for anywhere anywhere from 1-5 bay leaves… 1 [...]
I live in Tempe, Arizona, home to about 175,000 people, of which approximately 40,000 go to Arizona State University. I moved here from Seattle, Washington for many reasons… too many to list… but I do remember that there was one thought that crossed my mind (more than once), and that was that I would no [...]
There is no better comfort food than that of a good bowl of old fashioned chicken and dumplings. That being said, there is nothing worse than an under cooked, or rubbery dumpling in your bowl, much less one being dropped from your mouth back into said bowl.
I adapted this recipe from one of Tyler Florence’s [...]
Garage Sale Cookbooks are the best in the world. Often times they are really old, which, with food knowledge and changing diets, would mean just 20 years older or more. In those cookbooks you get recipes that you can’t find anymore, anywhere… Recipes with all the fat … PLUS, or even ’shortening’ which I am [...]
Tonight I am having one of those dishes that you crave for a week but you are out of an ingredient, or there is a special ingredient that you have to go to a special store to get… and the store isn’t on the way to, or even remotely close to, anything in your world… [...]
Some dishes have great presentation but lack flavor, and some look like dog food but taste great… This dish has incredible flavor and presentation! This has got to be one of my favorites.
I have been working and re-working this recipe for about a year I think… maybe longer, and I think this is the best [...]
I can’t beleive they can sell cocktail sauce on the grocery shelves. This stuff is soooo easy to make it’s ridiculous! All you need is Ketchup, Horseradish (not creamed - real - like (Brand) Beaver Extra Hot Horseradish)… and Worcestershire sauce!
This will keep in the fridge as long as ketchup will, so make as big [...]
I must admit that this Chicken Marsala recipe started 20 years ago when I worked as a saute cook at TGI Fridays. I didn’t cook it for years after my employ, so I am sure that this adaptation is different. This is the best Chicken Marsala I have ever had. Easily adaptable to your tastes.
I am usually not a procrastinator… really. I’m not. I am, in most situations and instances a get’r done kind of girl… a jump in with both feet and figure it out later, drop from the frying pan into the fire kind of lady. I mean it… I can tie my shoe and keep walking [...]