Two Hits, a Strike and a Fire Alarm in the Kitchen

For a meal that required me to juggle three dishes at once, I did okay, considering that the fire alarm only went off once.  It could have gone worse. Though the meal was originally going to be just broiled chicken with baked potatoes, it ended up being broiled chicken, baked potatoes and creamy onion soup….

Harry Potter and the Steak and Mushroom Pie

If you know me at all, you’ll know I’m a big Harry Potter fan.  So, imagine my delight when for my birthday, I received a cookbook entitled The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook, written by Dinah Bucholz. After pouring myself into this masterpiece for hours, I finally decided to make Steak and Kidney Pie, and follow…

Mushroom Soup

One of my favorite soups is cream of mushroom. The only thing is that it has next to no calories, so be sure to use this soup as a side dish. Though the recipe asks for a pound of button mushrooms that have been trimmed and sliced,  I just bought a pound of sliced white…

Memorial Day Burgers

Spoiler Alert! I went into making this meal knowing that I wasn’t making it the way I would if I was living on my own. Let’s be real here. Given the choice between eating 3/4 pound burgers from the grill and eating  frozen burgers from the stove on Memorial Day, I think we can all…

Arroz con Pollo – Size Matters

Before I started this blog, I made Arroz con Pollo and black beans for my family. We liked it so much that I decided to make it again. After pouring a cup and a half of rice into a preparation bowl and a little it of olive oil into a large skillet over medium high, …

Attempting to Chop with Pad Thai

One of the reasons I like to make Pad Thai is because of the freedom to choose what to include in the dish. It’s also something that I can turn this into an easy weeknight meal or a weekend meal. 

Fried Catfish

This week’s meal was fried catfish with a side of tater tots and beans. After putting the tater tots in the toaster oven for about thirty minutes, I mixed one and a half cup of cornmeal and a half cup of flour into a large mixing bowl and poured a cup of buttermilk in a…

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Week Five Happy Valentines Day! This week I made chicken tortilla soup. I have been eating it for lunch all week and it is really good. The recipe came from one of my mom’s recipe books. Since I already knew that my family likes this soup, I went ahead and doubled it. 

Juggling Turkey Piccata and Roasted Red Potatoes

This week’s meal was turkey piccata and roasted red potatoes. You will notice that we also had sausage and fried okra. A family friend recently went on a hinting trip and gave me some turkey as well as some onion from his garden.

Playing It Safe with Buffalo Wings

My family loves wings and blue cheese, especially when they come from Wings N’ More. The only problem is that the nearest Wings N’ More is four hours away and no nearby restaurant seems to compare.   So, granting my parents’ request, I decided to make wings and homemade blue cheese.

Three-Pork Soup

Before I started cooking, I measured out the ingredients and put them in my preparation bowls. I started with slicing a 1/4 pound of bacon. You can also use a 1/4 pound of diced salt pork. I started using a plain edge knife, but I was having trouble cutting through the bacon because it was…