I blame Ellie for this.
I saw a picture of sweet tea on her blog and oh my heavens… I don’t usually make sweet tea in the winter, so that picture was a clear sign to me that summer is here, and with it my favorite drink!
I’m the only sweet tea [...]
Crack-a-roni. This is how The Yankee refers to this dish. My sister, too. And her husband. The Kiddo? He refers to it as he does to any foods that are not yogurt, bread, or Cheerios: “No tank you, mama.” Sigh.
Anyway! The dish! This is from my 1950 Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook. Best $20 I’ve [...]
Wanna know how much The Yankee rocks? A LOT.
He built this:
And, because that line in Rocky Top about the dirt being too rocky by far is all true, we filled the raised bed with this:
Saturday morning we headed out to Home Depot with The Kiddo. We checked out [...]
Not just reheat-and-eat night, but let’s talk getting creative with leftovers. What have you come up with? Anything great? This is my new favorite: Italian steak pasta!
Sunday night was steak night. Monday night was spaghetti. So Tuesday night I sliced up the remaining steak, mixed it in with pasta and some Italian dressing [...]
I kind of feel like summoning Sam I Am, just to tell him I do like deviled eggs. If you had asked me a week ago I would have said absolutely not, no way, no how do I like deviled eggs. Not in a boat, not on a train… you get the picture.
The eggs [...]
This. Is. Heavenly. This is without a doubt the softest, best-tasting bread that has ever come out of my oven. And part of it is whole wheat! I was a little intimidated by the recipe, never having attempted such a thing, but it came out great. I’ve been having this with my [...]
2010 update: this is CRAZY GOOD in a cast iron skillet. Carry on.
This is one of my top three comfort food meals — the other two being chicken and dumplings and macaroni and cheese. Mmmmm…. Anyway, this cooks up beautifully, travels well, freezes well and reheats well. What more could you ask?
You know this is going to be good, don’t you?
Adapted from Smitten Kitchen and LovesToEat.
You will need:
1 cup Guinness beer 1 cup (2 sticks) butter 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 cups all purpose flour 2 cups sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 3/4 teaspoon salt 2 large eggs 2/3 [...]
Remember when we made the French chicken and I told you to hold onto the gizzards from the chicken? Here’s why:
Throw them in a pot or slow cooker. Or a pressure cooker! Whatever floats your boat. Now throw in half an onion and a couple stalks of celery. If you have some carrots or [...]
This is another one of those recipes with a fuzzy background; I’m not sure where it originated (maybe Cook’s Illustrated?), but I can tell you where it ended up: in mah belly!
I use my gigantosaurus 6.75 quart Le Creuset. It’s almost a crime to own such a pot and not cook this chicken in [...]