August 06

Pesto Potato Soup

Our diets waiver back and forth between great and terrible. I desperately want to make dinner every night, with enough leftovers to provide lunch for both of us the next day, and to be healthy when it comes to eating. Alas, after 3 or 4 days of being frugal with my grocery bill and dinner […]

August 02

Lasagna with White Sauce

I do a lot of perusing for recipes on the internet – this is no secret. A good chunk of the posts I make are recipes from other people. I don’t take credit for the things I didn’t come up with, and even if I gain inspiration from someone’s blog, but do something entirely different, […]

August 01

Red Bell Pepper & Chèvre Alfredo

I think it’s pretty obvious that when I make a pasta, I really enjoy sausage as my “meat of choice”. But not Italian sausage; oh no. Andouille or kielbasa, but nine times out of ten, we go for the Andouille. I’m in love with it and unfortunately, due to where we live and a slightly […]

July 09

Honey Wheat Rolls

  I’ve wanted to make sandwich rolls, hamburger buns, and hot dog buns for a long time. I bookmark a recipe I find for something that sounds easy and tasty, and inevitably never get around to it. Now I’m going the distance to actually get it done. I wanted to make barbecue beef sandwiches for […]

July 09

Honey Beer Chicken

This recipe starts my turning over a new leaf. In the past, I’ve talked about my diet change. I needed to lose weight and instead of taking on some crash diet or restricting myself to only salads, I took the me-route and portion controlled, moved around more without necessarily going hardcore on any exercise equipment, […]

June 27

Enchilada Sauce

This recipe really should be a no-brainer. I mean, it’s some of the most basic ingredients ever, and if you don’t have them all in your kitchen, you should be ashamed of yourself. If you don’t have these ingredients in your cupboards, you should probably stock up on them the next time you go shopping, […]

June 27

Shrimp Tacos

Well so much for WordPress auto-saving your stuff. We just had several power surges in a row and my computer is one of those dumb ones that restarts itself when the power flickers, versus The Fellow’s™ computer who takes a surge like a man. THANKS COMPUTER, you just made WordPress eat my entire entry! Ahem. […]

June 10

Tomato Soup

I don’t eat tomatoes. Okay, that’s a bit of a stretch. I eat tomato sauce, I partake in salsa (and rarely pico de gallo), and I like tomato soup. But I won’t chop up a tomato in wedges or slices and put them on a salad, or eat pizza with tomato chunks; I don’t eat […]

June 01

Pinto Bean Pork

I’ll admit when I sat down to start writing this entry, I was jumping back and forth between an episode of Doctor Who (Christopher Eccleston’s Doctor, no less!), researching “chalupas”, and frantically checking a zillion and two news sources regarding the bad string of weather bearing down on the Midwest. Not only was it shocking […]

May 30

Shrimp and Lemon Orzo

Orzo is one of those foods that I often overlook. Honestly, I think a lot of folks overlook it. Orzo, like any other pasta, is versatile. It goes well with just about any other food; some better than others. Last summer, when I was helping my friend out and making her copious amounts of freezer […]

May 27

Houston-Style Flour Tortillas

When it comes to Mexican and TexMex food, nothing beats homemade tortillas. If you’ve never had them before, you have no idea what you’re missing. I grew up eating Mission brand tortillas. They were inexpensive and tasted just fine. When I would visit family back east, I’d stay with my mom’s family for extended periods […]

May 16

Peanut Butter

My childhood was filled with creamy Jif peanut butter sandwiches. I loved the sweet, salty creamy stuff and never ever thought about calorie, carb, fat, and sugar content. Those things didn’t matter to a whole lot of people in the late 80s through the mid 90s. Even when they did start to matter, I still […]

May 16

Cornbread Casserole

If there’s one thing I could eat all the time (and would so not be good for me) is cornbread. I love cornbread with barbecued food, I love cornbread muffins on their own (especially with sweet butter), I love it on/in casseroles, and I love making pot pies with cornbread crust. If you’re buying a […]

April 21

Creamy Pesto Pasta

Pasta, pasta, pasta. If I thought I wouldn’t get tired of talking about pasta, I would have a pasta-only food blog. I won’t bore you with my in depth love of the dish. Instead, I’ll jump right into the meat of things. Shrimp and cream sauce. Shrimp and pesto. What the heck do you do […]

April 21

Buffalo Ricotta Ravioli

I’m a swearing woman. I feel that swearing is a great way to get out all my frustrations, versus the alternative of punching something or someone. I have delicate little girl hands. They wouldn’t be very happy if I beat things up when I was angry. Swearing doesn’t hurt anyone if I’m yelling angry words […]

April 09

Banana Frozen “Yogurt”

It was about a year ago that I joined Pinterest. I remained hostile toward the idea of it for a long while, mainly due to the fact that it looked like one giant flustercuck of crap I didn’t care about. I browse one section there:  food. I don’t give two craps about “Holidays and Events”, […]

April 09

Pesto Mac & Cheese

I love macaroni and cheese. Growing up, we had Kraft brand and it was constantly a side dish with steak or broiled chicken. On the very rare occasion, my dad would splurge and buy Velveeta brand. 9 1/2 times out of 10, though, it was Kraft. When I got a little older, but still not […]

April 01

Baked BBQ Pulled Pork Egg Rolls

At my last job, there was a barbecue joint in our complex. It wasn’t the type of place that you can roll on up to during lunch and get a plate to go. This guy had a kind of store front where you could buy fresh packed or frozen ribs, pulled pork, beans, and his […]

March 23

Restaurant Style Salsa

I have always been anti-tomatoes. Oftentimes, they’re too squishy or they lack flavor. They seem pointless on a salad. I didn’t get what depth they add to Mexican food. I didn’t even like tomato soup. Or rather, I’d willingly dip the edges of my grilled cheese sandwich in tomato soup, but I’d never actually drink […]

March 20

Crockpot Butter Chicken

Oh holy hell, you guys. This was an amazing recipe. I’ll admit I had my hesitations in the beginning, but only because the last time I tried to make an Indian dish, it turned out awful. So much so I didn’t even want to speak about it. Not to mention my photo of it made […]

Box Garden Fun

It’s that time of year when everyone is getting excited about their gardens. Be they vegetable, flowers, fruit trees, or a combination of them all, it is that time. For us, we’ve never done any real gardening. We managed to have one random carrot grow outside our apartment in Bremerton. In fact, I didn’t even […]

March 18

No Sugar No Oil Coconut Banana Bread

First and foremost:  when your dessert bread starts looking like meatloaf with onions, you know you might have a problem. I try new baking recipes all the time. Sometimes I hesitate to try these new things. 9 times out of 10, they are excellent and I’m glad I took the plunge. The other 1 time, […]

March 17

Zucchini Nachos

If I could eat nachos every day, I would. I wish someone invented a speedy nacho delivery business. They’d make bank, especially in college towns. Nachos are awesome. Plain and simple. The crappy overpriced spicy cheese sauce and extra salty chips you buy at the movie theaters, or the cheap version you can get at […]

March 15

Crockpot Balsamic Chicken

We’ve been trying to be really good about not eating out at night. Hell, I’ve been trying to be really good about not eating out at all during the week. I definitely didn’t go the whole time without a bit or bite here and there, but compared to what I’ve been doing recently? Super successful, […]

February 25

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Sometimes gluten free things can be good. I mean, look at corn chips or taco chips. Totally gluten free and they’re way delicious, right? Awhile ago, an ex-coworker suggested maybe I was gluten free because I was having issues with my allergies. Rudely, I insisted I knew more about my body and how it reacts […]

February 23

Egg White Brekkie Sandwich

I made it pretty obvious in my last food post that me and egg whites aren’t really friends. Or rather, egg whites are the friend you tolerate for one reason or another, but secretly wish their cooler friend or sibling (the whole egg) was hanging out with you instead. I dislike personifying food, but it […]

February 23

Water Bobble

Over the years, I’ve amassed a collection of water containers that have served me well as far as holding liquid and dispensing liquid goes, but when it came time to cleaning, you better believe I was ready to throw them in the trash. Some of them, I did. When I’m at home, I have no […]

February 21

Odds & Ends Bread

Tonight was a frozen food kind of night. That’s not to say we microwaved some Banquest fried chicken or salisbury steak (though those sound amazing right about now). No, actually, I took my leftovers of Beef & Pumpkin Chili from almost a month ago and frozen bread I made around the same time and had […]

February 17

White Scramble

This is the direct result of not being able to make an omelet properly. I have never been able to make an omelet. Something inevitably goes wrong and BOOM we’re having scrambled eggs instead. Which is fine. An egg is an egg. I attempt to make an omelet every time the eggs come out for […]

February 07

Beef & Pumpkin Chili

Yes! A pumpkin recipe long after autumn! Many years ago, when The Fellow™ and I were living in our little one bedroom apartment, he made us dinner. It was chili. It had beef, it had beans, it had other miscellaneous chili-esque veggies. It had pumpkin. Wait. What? Pumpkin? Really? Now, this may not be a […]

February 07

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

I’ve been in an inspiration rut lately. My go-to’s for recipe ideas seem boring. The surefire answer to “what’s for dinner?” has missed the mark a lot. I’m not sure what it is, but it needs to stop. My thighs and butt would really prefer I stop dining out when we have perfectly suitable (and […]

January 21

Asparagus, Zucchini, Kielbasa Pasta

I have decided I am going to live off of pasta for a long, long time. What has made me come to this decision? The tried and true versatility of the ingredient. Different shapes, different textures, different colors, different everything. And that’s just the pasta itself. Chuck in just about any other ingredients your heart […]

December 04

Spice Drop Cookies

I met The Fellow™ in early November, 2008. We had our first Thanksgiving together shortly thereafter where I spent the day (or rather the Saturday after Thanksgiving) with his mom. Less than a month in to the relationship and I was already meeting family. I won’t go in to great detail about all of what […]

November 26

Leftover Thanksgiving Pie

A few years ago, when we were still living in our little apartment, we had out Thanksgiving feast – which was also my first time cooking a turkey by myself – and the leftovers we had were crazy. I totally overestimated how much each of us would, nay could, eat, and tripled the number. Needless […]

November 23


No, no, I’m not calling out for help. This isn’t some collection of Morse dahs and dits. This is S.O.S. as in soup or sauce. Far more tasty and more relevant to my blog than a distress signal. Some time ago, I found this wonderful blog called One Good Thing by Jillee and my first […]