Tomato Quiche with Garden Basil

Before my tomato plants died, we got several good ones off of them… so one day, I peeled several of them by blanching them. I also got some basil from our garden… delicious! What could be better? Then I made a flaky pastry pie crust, and filled it with cut-up skinned, de-seeded tomato chunks. And


How to make Flaky Pastry Pie Crust – Step by Step with Photos

I’ve posted a few times about things cooked in pie crusts: Tomato pie, Tomato Pie Again, and Zucchini Quiche. And I promise there will be more. So I figured it was about time to make a pie crust tutorial. I think if my mother-in-law hadn’t shown me how it’s done, I wouldn’t be so good


Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Muffins

There seems to be quite a doughnut trend going on over at Tastespotting, and several people posted their versions of these delicious-looking doughnut muffins. So I decided to make my own version! The texture of these muffins is similar to those delightful cakey doughnuts, dense but airy at the same time, and the tops are


Delightful Chicken B.L.T. Salad (Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, of course)

Here in Mississippi, Summer is still in full force, and light summer meals can’t be beat. I love BLT sandwiches, but for a filling dinner, I decided to make a chicken BLT salad. I wanted to keep things on the light side, so I cooked my chicken without any oil… just sprinkled with ranch dressing


Pasta with Tomato/Cream(milk)/White White Sauce

When our tomato plants were still alive and well (before a week straight of rain killed them with root rot), we got quite a bounty of ripe red tomatoes from them. I decided to make a yummy “wing-it” type pasta sauce with them. So first I cut them up and de-seeded them, but really I


Sommer’s Mexican Chicken Wrap

Another Navy wife here, Sommer, has a great website called Real Moms, Real Fit. She has a lot of healthy recipes, low-cal snack ideas, and fitness tips on her site. I decided to try out her Mexican Chicken recipe. According to Sommer’s site, one serving (of just the chicken/topping, not including tortilla or sour cream)


Easy Garlic Cheese Bread and Caesar Salad

This garlic bread is so delicious and easy to make. All that’s in it is… a long loaf of honey wheat bread some butter… …mixed with some mayo… …mixed with some shredded mozzarella… …mixed with some garlic salt… …mixed with some oregano. Just spread the mixed-together stuff over the bread, and toast it in the


Simple Steam-Fried Pork Wontons

Steam-Fried Dumpling/Wontons are one of my favorite things at Asian restaurants. And recently, thanks to my Thai friend Cye showing me how she makes hers (fried, not steam-fried though), I’ve decided “I can do that!” For my filling, I just kind of threw some junk together. I wanted to use ground pork, but our commissary


Chicken Quesadillas with Green Beans

When you’re finished with your engagement chicken and there are just shreds of meat leftover on the carcass, you can pull them off and save them in a little container for later. And when you’re ready, these chicken quesadilas are a yummy way to use it. Just warm up a tortilla in a pan, add


Lemon “Engagement Chicken”

Engagement chicken is basically a roast chicken with lemons shoved up its butt (or neck, or whatever). Whether or not it’ll magically get your boyfriend to propose to you… I have no clue. But it is pretty darned good. And easy. I stabbed my lemons before shoving them into the (rinsed, guts removed) chicken. And


Boxed Macaroni and Cheese – My way

OK this is pretty odd… I have “a way” that I like to make boxed macaroni and cheese. Which is kind of ridiculous, but it always turns out really yummily. YES! Spiderman! I cook the pasta in salted water… And meanwhile, I mix the milk and fake gross cheese powder.


Delicious Steak Marinade, and How to Broil Steaks

You will NOT be sorry if you marinate your steak in: 2 Tablespoons olive oil Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon soy sauce 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 clove of minced garlic or some garlic powder When I read a similar recipe, my jaw dropped. It’s like… everything good in one marinade!



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