I read a blog post the other day that made me realize just how lucky I am that my mother is still here, and it caused a calm-before-the-storm shuddering-standstill reaction from me. I broke. In 2007, Umi had a Pulmonary Embolism. I knew it was serious then, and I drive her to her INR appointments every… Continue reading Silent Killers
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
Today's cooking tip comes from Twitter friend Rachel Graves, who has a pretty wicked website here! Defrosting Meats Quickly Meat products will defrost wicked fast if you put them in a Ziploc bag and then in a bowl of warm water—ten minutes from rock solid to ice crystals for chicken breast; twenty minutes to… Continue reading Cooking Tips #10