Posted in January 2010

Baby Lentils

As in lentils for baby to eat.  She gobbled them up.  So did I.  I just purchased a slow cooker and need to catalog my experiences so that I can repeat successes.  I originally got into lentils when making Lentil Burgers for my son a few years ago.  They were a huge hit, but also … Continue reading

Finally, Good Meatloaf

Everyone is tied to their own version of meatloaf and I am no exception.  Some have gravy, some have ketchup, some have breadcrumbs, some crackers.  I’ve tried many disappointing versions with turkey, “meatloaf mix” as espoused by Cooks Illustrated, and even Stove Top stuffing as the bread component.  The final version was created last night … Continue reading

Carne Guisada

Carne Guisada is the heartiest of Tex-Mex comfort foods, for those days when tacos and burritos seem like they should be in the “Lighter Fare” section of the menu.  My husband orders it alot, but it always seems so rich and greasy that I rarely even have my obligatory taste.  At some restaurants, it’s so … Continue reading

Cheese Straws and Christmas Eve Dinner

Roast Beast and delicious appetizers a la Gigi. It’s hard to go wrong when you start with a menu this good: Appetizers: Caviar, Smoked Salmon and Dom, Cheese Straws Standing Rib Roast, horseradish cream and au jus Green Beans with Garlic Croutons Spinach Artichoke Casserole Potatoes roasted in beefiness Butter dipped yeast rolls I can’t … Continue reading