Rice and Beans and After-school Snacks

It has been a long time since I’ve made rice and beans. It use to be one of our staples when I was a stay at home parent and when I was so busy working that I had to have meal plans or we would never have the right groceries or eat anything decent atContinue reading “Rice and Beans and After-school Snacks”

Dinner Was a Disaster

Well, cooking dinner last night was an interesting affair. I had it all planned out in my head. It was going to be perfect and it is sort of one of my fallback recipes when we’re low on food and energy. Easy peasy, right? Oh my goodness am I good at making a mess ofContinue reading “Dinner Was a Disaster”

Quick Dinners and a New Way to Snack

A variation of Chicken and Waffles. I believe this is a bit more along Southern style lines with the breaded chicken. I think it’s usually fried chicken. I’m not an expert. What I’ve come to know as Chicken and Waffles in Pennsylvania is shredded chicken in gravy over mashed potatoes on top of a waffle.Continue reading “Quick Dinners and a New Way to Snack”

What’s For Dinner?

Ah, breakfast. It’s my favorite meal any time of day. Naturally, scrambled eggs are one of my go to’s, but I do enjoy pancakes. I just hate cooking them one at a time, or a couple of small ones a batch. Then keeping them warm in the oven, while starting the next round. So IContinue reading “What’s For Dinner?”

More Kitchen Witchery

I’ve been in need of an apron and what better time to get one than the season that brings out the Kitchen Witch in me. Of course I had to get oven mitts to match. Belle really is turning into quite the little helper. She was great at making the salad with me. I heatedContinue reading “More Kitchen Witchery”

Search for Inspiration

It started with my husband getting the news that he’s ever so slightly pre-diabetic amongst a few other health concerns. (This was when he was in the hospital for two TIA strokes a month or so ago). Things that could be eased or managed with a better diet. I’m the main cook in the house,Continue reading “Search for Inspiration”

Trying to do Some Fall Cooking

Now that the weather is turning cooler, my cooking mojo is beginning to return. We had BBQ pulled pork with steamed asparagus the other night. I neglected to take pictures. It was quite delicious though. Then, grilled cheese with bacon and tomato bisque. I bake bacon in the oven to avoid a lot of messContinue reading “Trying to do Some Fall Cooking”