Chicago Style Pizza in a Skillet

Only I could read an Irish novel and come away with an inspiration to do Chicago-Style Pizza. Join me for this round of Cook the Books. . . . → Read More: Chicago Style Pizza in a Skillet

The Wurst Post

Wurst, not worst…..Please read on to learn about Chris Ying’s newest publication, “The Wurst of Lucky Peach (a treasury of encased meat)” . . . → Read More: The Wurst Post

Giant Tiered Lasagna

This is a hefty meal that serves at least twelve people, but don’t worry, the leftovers freeze beautifully. If you don’t have a crowd coming to dinner, make this anyway and freeze portions for weeknight dinners. . . . → Read More: Giant Tiered Lasagna

Andouille-Butternut Soup

This is a quick soup to whip up for lunch. If you don’t have andouille, use simple smoked sausage instead. . . . → Read More: Andouille-Butternut Soup

Corn Chowder with Andouille

I have been trying to highlight some of the food that I served during the recent Thanksgiving week of family, food and fun.   This dish did not make it to the table during that week because basically we had too much food.  I did make it for a quick weeknight dinner last week . . . → Read More: Corn Chowder with Andouille

Pizza Challenge: Traditional vs. Gourmet

The Hubs and I had a pizza challenge while watching this month’s Food ‘n Flix selection: The Terminal. I know you can’t wait to see who won. . . . → Read More: Pizza Challenge: Traditional vs. Gourmet

Hangover Burger or Heart Attack on a Plate

Fair warning: This is a delicious brunch item….hearty but not healthy in the least! . . . → Read More: Hangover Burger or Heart Attack on a Plate

Breakfast Bread Pudding

I love me some bread pudding, yet I never make it.    You can be assured that if it is on the menu when we dine out, I will order it.    Chocolate bread pudding, pumpkin bread pudding, traditional Southern bread pudding with whiskey sauce.   It matters not.

When I saw this recipe in our local paper . . . → Read More: Breakfast Bread Pudding

Creole Okra and Sausage Jambalaya Gumbo

It was the principals’ jobs to feed the staff this week at Parent/Teacher Conferences.    My goodness, but they are a hungry bunch.    We went through two pans of lasagna, a double-batch of Veronica’s Creamy Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Casserole, a BIG salad, two loaves of French Bread, angel food cake, and brownies.   (And, really…we have . . . → Read More: Creole Okra and Sausage Jambalaya Gumbo

OCD Recipes Revisited: Country French Soup

As I was looking over my list of winning recipes, I was struck by a couple of things.

I used a lot of prepackaged and processed foods for these contests.   Basically because these prepackaged and processed food companies were sponsors.   🙂

Here’s a list of a few winners that were sponsored by food companies.

Texas . . . → Read More: OCD Recipes Revisited: Country French Soup

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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