Archive for the 'Food' Category

Italian Sausage and Orzo soup

Friday, January 6th, 2023

1 tablespoon Olive Oil 1 pound Italian Sausage (mild or spicy) 1 medium Onion, diced (about 1 cup) 3 cloves Garlic, minced 2 ribs Celery, diced 1/2 cup Orzo Pasta (uncooked), or 1 cup larger pasta type 6 cups Chicken Broth 1 (15-ounce can) Diced Tomatoes, don’t drain 1 cup tomato sauce 2 (15-ounce can) […]

Christmas Crack

Friday, November 25th, 2022

A friend of mine sent me this recipe ages ago, and I just managed to dig it back up. So I thought I’d post it while I had it handy. Christmas Crack Box of Rice Chex Box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch 4 oz slivered almonds 5 sticks of butter 2 C sugar 2 C corn […]

Raspberry cheesecake – no bake!

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022

1 (6 oz) ready-to-use Graham Cracker or Shortbread Crust Cheesecake Layer 8 oz cream cheese, softened 2/3 cup powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup heavy whipping cream Raspberry Topping 3 tablespoons water 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1 cup granulated sugar 1 bag (12 oz) frozen raspberries additional whipped cream & fresh raspberries for garnish […]

Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil!

Sunday, June 12th, 2022

I recently threw out some dinner ideas to the husband and he dismissed some of them as being too heavy. I stay inside all the time, I forget that we should change up dinners based on the weather. It’s pretty much always 70F in my world, I forget about the people who spend time outdoors. […]

Are you sure this is diet?

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

My blood sugar is way high. Like bordering on taking insulin high. I decided it was time to do something about that. Plus, my knee has been bugging me since I gained this last 20 pounds. So, it’s time to cut some sugar and lose some weight. I started taking a diet pill and following […]

plague life

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

We eat damn well for end times. All this working from home has left me more energy for cooking, plus we’ve not been able to go out, so I cook more. When the whole lockdown started, we stocked up on ramen and tuna and soup. Things we could make easily. We’ve barely touched any of […]

from the vaults

Friday, May 29th, 2020

There was previously a recipe linked here that I loved and the website died. Sadness, I’d lost my recipe! And so many other yummy things, lost to the aether. I did some digging around, because I was craving it and found something close. I actually combined a couple of recipes to get here. I won’t […]


Friday, December 27th, 2019

When I was a kid, we went to my Gran’s every year for Christmas without fail. My neighbors had a leisurely Christmas, in their jammies, playing with their new toys. I was jealous of this. I liked hanging with my family, but longed to spend the day at home. Sometime about 1992 or so, I […]

a tiny light in the darkness

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019

I don’t want to jinx anything, but I may be ascending from the depression. At least slightly. At least, I made a craft project and have cooked a couple of good meals. I am putting in some effort! Let’s do this in chronological order, shall we? Valentine’s Day marked mine and Sparks’ 13th dating anniversary. […]

dead from lack of interest

Friday, January 25th, 2019

I think the depression has a serious hold on me. It seems that no matter how much wellbutrin I take, it keeps it’s hold. Today though, I feel a bit perky. Probably because for the first time in months things at work are going my way. Life on the homefront is quiet. I’m too quiet, […]