Bavarian Sausage and Kraut Supper

Another day, another Cooking Light recipe. This one is an old standby, which we make when we don’t have a lot of time to cook, and it uses ingredients that we usually have on hand anyway. Bavarian Sausage-and-Kraut Supper courtesy Cooking Light 4 cups uncooked medium egg noodles (about 8 ounces) 1 tablespoon olive oil […]

Balsamic Chicken, Israeli Couscous, and Spinach

Over the past few months, from time to time I’ve seen recipes, usually Mediterranean ones, that have Israeli couscous as an ingredient. Unfortunately, for the longest time, I couldn’t try out any of these recipes as I was having great trouble trying to find the ingredient locally. Israeli couscous, despite popular opinion, is not couscous […]


Up until a couple of years ago, I hated greens. Just though they were the nastiest, bitterest thing I had ever tasted. But I had one co-worker who made them for a potluck, and people were fighting to be able to get to them before they were gone – the co-worker asked me if I […]

Review: Starliner Diner

I had been meaning to post about this a while ago, but got caught up in holiday prep and never got around to it. A month ago, we were fortunate enough to be able to meet up with Rosie and her husband at Starliner Diner for dinner – we had a blast, and tons of […]

Candied Yams

A few days ago, I promised to post my recipe for candied yams, and I’m finally getting around to it. It’s fairly inexact, so I’ll focus more on method than I will on ingredients. You can use either yams or sweet potatoes, as both will work with this recipe. You’ll also want to have the […]

Thanksgiving Desserts

We’ll start our review of Thanksgiving dinner with the usual ending – the desserts. I made three desserts in total – a couple of squash custard pies, a caramelized nut tart, and a Sara Lee Blueberry pie. I’ll skip the pic of the blueberry pie since I’m sure everyone has seen one at one time […]

Friday Roundup 11/24/06

This week is a little quiet on the blogging front, with most posts focused on Thanksgiving. There are only so many ways to roast a turkey, so I’ll focus on the posts that really stood out to me. And let me just say now, Penzey’s Turkey Base rocks my world. Looks like The Food Ass […]

Memento Meme

Stolen from Toni: “Ask me to take a picture of any aspect of my life that you’re interested in/curious about – it can be anything from the house I live in to my favourite shoes. Leave your choice here as a comment, and I will reciprocate by taking the pictures and posting them in an […]

Best. Snack. Ever.

One of the blessings of the past few days is that while sampling cheeses the other day at Whole Foods, I managed to discover the best snack ever – brie w/ cranberry mango pepper jelly: Now, mind you – I’m not usually a huge fan of brie, at least not by itself. I don’t mind […]


If I’m thankful for anything today, I’m thankful that Thanksgiving (at least in my household) is over. I should have known better than to try to cook a huge meal this year, especially with how sick I’ve been. Even normal everyday meals take me two to three times as long to prepare as they should. […]