Asian Noodles with Beef and Peppers

Preface: I don’t know anything about Asian cooking. But I love Asian food. I didn’t use a recipe for this, or even read recipes in preparation… and let me tell you. This trial was not an error. It was a success. Delicious. But probably not “authentic.” First, I started marinating some beef in the fridge

Creamy Baked Artichoke Heart Dip Recipe

I was going to post yet another non-recipe post… and you may have to get used to that for a little while, because lately I’ve been cooking “reruns” or semi-meals that don’t count for much as far as blogging goes. BUT I had this one saved up (well, the photos anyway) so I figured I’d

Turkey Tacos with Cinnamon and Cumin

I saw this recipe several years ago on one of those fat-guy-learning-to-exercise-and-eat-right shows… I don’t remember what show it was. But my mouth was watering as they were making this so-simple meal, and the next day I got some taco shells so I could do it too. Not only is it low-fat and full of

Made-From-Scratch Turkey Noodle/Dumpling Soup (With Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey)

This is just what I needed to treat my post-craft-show cold. Made-from-scratch turkey noodle soup, just like grandma would make if she were into making stuff like this. Remember the turkey stock I made and froze? Well I started with that. I dumped in a 3-cup frozen block of stock, along with 3 cups of

Making Homemade Turkey Stock – Recipe

Last year, I didn’t do anything with the turkey’s carcass after we had carved and eaten the meat… and the neck and giblets? Straight into the trash, they went! This year, I wanted to actually use all that good nutritious goodness, so I made stock. This was one of those trial and success (versus trial

Dark Chocolate Shavings – How To

This is the simplest thing ever, but it’s very impressive looking. I’m right, right? I made some dark chocolate shavings to go on the hot chocolate at my open house tonight. Firstly, they are DELICIOUS over hot chocolate + marshmallows. Secondly, they’re SO EASY.

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Nut Bread Recipe

Have I ever mentioned that Autumn is my favorite season? I love the smells, the crunchy leaves, blah blah blah (I’ll stop because I think I started another recent post this way. haha! Anyway, this is one of those autumnal foods that I love so much. Chocolate chip pumpkin nut bread. It’s called bread but

How to Cut a Bell Pepper the Easy Way

I used to cut bell peppers in half lengthwise, rip out the seeds and the stem, rinse the loose seeds off in the sink, then cut it up… That’s simple enough, but honestly, this way is even nicer because you don’t have to deal with the seeds at all. I think after cutting 3 bell

Easy 2-hour Focaccia: Recipe and Photo-Tutorial

This recipe makes me SO happy! It’s super-simple and definitely quick (in a land where making any kind of non-bread-machine-bread seems like a day-long project). Plus, you can vary the toppings to mix it up a bit. One time, I topped it with a pizza seasoning mix I improvised, which made delicious dippable breadsticks. Another

Grape Pie – believe it or not!

A little bit ago, I got on a serious fruit kick. And one day, I went to the grocery store and I swear I bought out their produce section. Which led to a lot of very happy fruit consumption, but it also led to some fruit looking a little sad by the time I got

Sweet Potato Chips with Cinnamon

This is another one from Real Moms Real Fit. I made these one day as a yummy between-meals snack. You’ll need: Sweet potatoes cooking spray olive oil or olive oil spray cinnamon I also added Kosher salt, because I’m a fan of sweet/salty. I washed and peeled my sweet potatoes first. You don’t need to

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

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