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Mother’s Day and Birthdays

Mother’s Day is a bit different your mom’s no longer around.  It’s even more so ...

Mad Men Monday

So…  Are ya watching Mad Men on TV?!? It is pretty much the only show I am watching.  I don...

Sausage, Peppers, and Raclette

I first had Raclette cheese when I lived at Lake Tahoe in the ’70s. There was a bar in Inclin...

Canned Cream of Chicken Soup

My mom used to make a dish she called her “Chinese Casserole.”  It was a chicken and r...

Cassoulet and Fresh-Baked Bread

  I have been thinking about a cassoulet for months.  A real cassoulet – with duck confi...

Sweet Potato Cottage Pie

When I was doing the shopping for Thanksgiving, I ended up with more sweet potatoes than we needed....

Fancy Mac & Cheese

This is what I came home to last night… a fabulous casserole of ham, cheeses, peas, and orecc...

A Tough Old Bird

Of the goodies I received from Polyface Farms, the stewing chicken was one I was really looking for...

Beef ‘n Biscuits

It’s still snowing outside.  I don’t quite see the 8″-12″ they’re pr...

Beef Pot Pie

Ya know how sometimes you can just surprise yourself at how good something turns out? That is exactl...

30 Minute Paella

Hot out of the oven paella!  It doesn’t get much better than this – unless it was hot ...

Beef Pot Pie

We had pie crusts at work yesterday for the first time in forever, so I had to pick up a couple of p...