Yummy Homemade Taquitos

Taquitos. Yummmmm. No, not the tiny store bought cardboard numbers that have more carbs than taste! I’m talking about the ones that I make from scratch (well, ok, I didn’t make the corn tortillas from scratch, but give me a break – I have a life!) in my kitchen with a child helper. They areContinue reading “Yummy Homemade Taquitos”

Comfort Food – Mashed Potatoes

I have covered vegan mashed potatoes, but never the original version. So, if you are looking for the creamiest, dreamiest mashed potatoes, look no further. Here they are! You will need: 7 – 8 medium potatoes (I used russet) 6 cups of water 1 stick (8 Tbsp.) butter 1 cup sour cream 1 tsp. granulatedContinue reading “Comfort Food – Mashed Potatoes”

Mama’s Beef Soup – The Original

For years, this has been the staple soup in our house. I am not a huge fan of chicken soup, as it was about the only way my father would willingly eat any foul. Chicken was cheap, not to mention we raised them (and butchered them, ourselves) so plentiful. My mother only made roast chickenContinue reading “Mama’s Beef Soup – The Original”

German Farmer’s Breakfast

When I was a child, my mother used to make this breakfast on Sundays once in a while instead of cooking dad’s favorite “sunny side up and smiling” eggs with sausage or bacon and toast. This is a heavenly combination of bacon, eggs, and hashbrowns. Why it was a breakfast for a German farmer, IContinue reading “German Farmer’s Breakfast”

My Tuna Fish Casserole

Tuna fish casserole. Yum. I have loved this dish since I was a child. My mom didn’t make it much as both my sister and dad hated it. Once in a while, however, usually during Lent, we were treated to it. I had a hard time waiting for it to be done and invariably burnedContinue reading “My Tuna Fish Casserole”

Spatchcocked Chicken

What? What was that title? Yes. You read it right. We are going to talk about spatchcocked chicken. You’re doing what to a chicken? Spatchcocking it. Basically, we are taking out the backbone of said chicken, and making it lie flat on the pan/grill/frying pan. What are we after? Faster chicken!!! No, I am notContinue reading “Spatchcocked Chicken”

Totally Tomato Soup

Ah, Lent! That wonderful time of year where we are searching for meat-free recipes! Actually, many times people opt to eat meat-free. One of our favorite meals during this time of sacrifice is grilled cheese and tomato soup. Wait, you say! I thought you’d given up dairy. Yes, my dear readers, but there are otherContinue reading “Totally Tomato Soup”

Cranberry Pecan Bread

I used to make cranberry bread when I was a teen, before I found out that I had celiac disease, and subsequently, dairy issues. I had found a recipe in one of my mom’s old cookbooks, and baked it several times a year, whenever I could find fresh cranberries. It was flavorful, sweet, and wonderfulContinue reading “Cranberry Pecan Bread”