Politics as usual, not-so-strange bed fellows, a ‘thank you’ and an award.

I’ll start with the ‘thank you’.  An overdue ‘thank you’, at that.  Natalie at Hot Garlic was kind enough to bestow an award upon us.  Thank you muchly, Natalie!  We’re blushing.    Does this mean we’re brilliant?   We’d like to pass the award along to some folks who make us hungry every time we [Read On]

Dulce de leche. A tutorial.

Some call it dulce de leche.  Some say cajeta.  Some refer to it as leche quemada.  I call it one of the easiest recipes I  will ever share with you.  While it is undoubtedly time consuming, it couldn’t be simpler to make.  And homemade dulce de leche (and I don’t mean from a can of sweetened, condensed [Read On]

Cold Creamy Zucchini Soup

I am aware that my kids may be the exception here, but they live for vichyssoise.  Seriously.  When we were planting potatoes this summer the kids looked at me blanky until I explained that we could make almost endless vichyssoise and homefries.  That got their attention and they got their hands in the dirt, STAT!  [Read On]

A cheesy giveaway! Curd you participate?

I’ve received quite a bit of email about my “Blessed Are the Cheesemakers” post.  Many people have seen the citric acid in their local markets or health food stores but can’t seem to locate rennet.  I decided, not because I’m altruistic and generous, but because I want everyone to enjoy doing what I enjoy doing [Read On]

Zesty Cold Quinoa Salad

Before I get into the quinoa salad recipe, I want to remind you all that you have one more week to get us your submissions for the The Second Tuesdays Déjà Food Event.  We’re really looking forward to seeing what you all do with your leftover makeovers.      Now, back to business…   Quinoa has [Read On]

Buttermilk Pancakes

Update: The easy-print version of this recipe can be found here! “I feel thrifty, oh so thrifty. I feel thrifty and nifty and bright. And I pity any Mom who isn’t me tonight.” Alright, so Stephen Sondheim I’m not, but this is what I was singing to myself this morning while simultaneously whipping up pancakes [Read On]

Second Tuesdays Déjà Food Inaugural Event- all over again.

Did you catch the Yogi Berra reference?  Okay, I must admit that my attempt at establishing an event less than 48 hours ahead of time was too big a challenge for even the internet.  Several blogging buddies have mentioned that they wanted to participate, but just didn’t have enough time. I have learned a valuable lesson.  [Read On]

Ze-bra-vo cake!

  I was feeling mighty sorry for myself yesterday after a much anticipated trip to my old home turf, Michigan, fell victim to the astronomical gas prices.  After moping around I decided to do something constructive and distract myself.  Did I do what a self-respecting hausfrau should?  Did I clean the cupboards, scrub the floors, [Read On]