That's right, I have another tasty treat for you. Umi LOVES these. I doubt they're on my "diet" plan, but they're damn good now and then, especially when I don't feel like making an entire pan of lasagna. Mini Lasagna Cups Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Yield: 12… Continue reading Mini Lasagna Cups
Once again, my good friend Deni has bestowed upon us one of her great recipes. Let's see what she's got for us today. Tortellini Soup with Vegetables Ingredients: 3 chicken breasts cut into small (1/2 inch) cubes 3 tablespoons olive oil ¼ cup Italian seasoning 4 garlic cloves minced 1 onion roughly chopped 2 cups… Continue reading Tortellini Soup with Vegetables
Okay, so I thought I'd give this recipe a shot, though I'm now wishing either of my grandmothers were still alive so I could pick their brains about it (put down the crossbow Juliette! I'm NOT a zombie!). It's the first time I've made it (because I got it from someone who used to be… Continue reading Tomato Sauce Stock
I know this should be common sense, but some people fail to see the issue, so listen to me when I say... If you have longer hair, always, ALWAYS pull your hair back/up BEFORE you start cooking, even in your own damn kitchen. I'm sorry, but finding a hair in my food makes me want to… Continue reading Cooking Tips #12
This should have posted yesterday, but I've been distracted by a friend in need for the past few days, so I apologize for the delay. Both sides of my family have a Swiss Steak recipe and one is COMPLETELY different from the other, so I'm going to share both with you. You get one today,… Continue reading G-ma Rainie’s Swiss Steak
In lieu of my typical recipe post, we'll be talking about my health today. Why is this important, aside from the fact that not eating healthy can kill me? Well, mainly because it's going to change the recipes I post on this here little blog. But that's a good thing, trust me, because I can't… Continue reading Cholesterol…Damn It!
The first and foremost ingredients in seasoning your food is salt and pepper. Why? Using salt and pepper first brings out the flavor in any dish. If you don't use salt and pepper, give it a try once and taste the difference.
I haven't had a chance to post this super easy recipe until now. It comes to me by way of my sister-friend Deni, who is most awesome and also gave me the recipe for the Red Velvet Cupcakes! Deni made this for me one night about 10 years or so ago, before she really learned… Continue reading Easy Chicken Parmesan
If you don't know, I've been house-sitting all week for a friend of mine who had to go to Texas. However, her youngest son, who was supposed to house sit for someone else, has been here off and on throughout the week. On Wednesday, I wasn't expecting him when I came home from doing some… Continue reading Spaghetti with a Kick
Ever have your tomato sauce taste "tinny" or have that metallic taste to it? Yeah, we so understand. This is what happens when you cook tomato-based sauces in aluminum or any reactive metal pan/pot. Sometimes, even copper will have this effect. To fix that taste, however, add a dash or two of Balsamic vinegar. Other than… Continue reading Cooking Tips #6