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Cheesy potatoes!

Friday, September 16th, 2022

Last weekend, I watched Kardea Brown make iron skillet recipes and this one called to me. I thought about it all week and knew I’d have to make it soon. So tonight, I threw it together and made seared steaks to go with. This was a very nice change to our usual steaks and baked […]

Cheerwine Barbecue Sauce

Friday, August 12th, 2022

1-1/2 C Cheerwine 3/4 C Ketchup 1-1/2 t crushed red pepper 1/2 t worchestershire 1/4 t ground mustard 1/2 t chili powder 1 T yellow mustard 1-1/2 t apple cider vinegar garlic (as much as you like) 1/4 C brown sugar Combine everything in a pot and simmer for 45 minutes. Keep in a mason […]

Hawaiian Banana Bread

Saturday, April 30th, 2022

3 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 cups granulated sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 cup chopped walnuts 3 eggs 1 cup melted coconut oil or oil of your choice 2 cups mashed very ripe banana 4 medium bananas 1 8 ounce can crushed pineapple, drained 2 teaspoons vanilla extract […]

Sticky Toffee Goodness

Sunday, March 31st, 2019

So, I’ve heard of Sticky Toffee Pudding, but I’d never had it. I’d only ever been to one restaurant that had it on the menu and we didn’t have time to stay for dessert. Le sad. I’ve been curious to try it. This week, the shrink doubled my Wellbutrin. I have a lot more energy […]

beurre brown

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Someone recently left a comment here on one of my old entries, the stuffed bread one. If you search for Enza’s, I come up on the first page. Or maybe it was “Enza’s stuffed bread”. Whatever, I didn’t expect that. Anyway, this prompted me to go back and read through all of my entries here. […]

Fried Chicken: Demystified

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

When my parents were first married, way back before they’d even thought about me, my mom tried to make fried chicken. She bought a whole chicken, because that was cheaper than buying on already broken down and money was of course an issue being newlyweds, and cut it up. She’d never done this before. Cut […]

A blast from the past

Monday, March 21st, 2016

This weekend, while watching Pioneer Woman, I got fruit cocktail on the brain (she made some). More specifically, I got fruit cocktail CAKE on the brain. My mom used to make it all the time when I was a kid. Suddenly, on saturday, I was obsessing about it. Of course, the internet has 1000 recipes […]

not pretty, but pretty tasty

Friday, February 19th, 2016

I swear, I’m not dead. I post almost daily on livejournal and multiple times per day on facebook, but I’ve just never gotten into the habit of blogging here. But the other night I threw something together that I just had to record, it was scrumptious! This is a sort of recipe, I didn’t measure […]

little A artist

Monday, March 9th, 2015

I’m jealous of those people who know what they want to be when they grow up. Even more so if they’ve always known. At age 6, when asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, my answer was “a horse.” By the time I finished high school, I wasn’t much better prepared for […]

the quest for the perfect pizza crust

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

A couple of weeks ago, while watching The Worst Cooks In America, I saw them make pizza dough from scratch. Surely the recipe they gave them was foolproof, right? I decided to try it out myself. I tried for the first time last week. My crust was rock hard. I think that is due to […]