Traditional Beef Stroganoff

Another week, another edition of Bookmarked Recipes. This time around, a recipe for Beef Stroganoff I found on Simply Recipes. This is a good basic recipe – just needs some minor tweaking on seasoning to take it from good to great. Traditional Beef Stroganoff recipe adapted from Simply Recipes 6 Tbsp butter 1 pound of […]

WTSIM: Salad Oliv’e

I have got to say, I’m torn. The weather has been mild for the better part of the summer, and although it’s been perfect picnic weather, my garden (and local farms, too) have been suffering from poor growth this year. My poor tomatoes are just now starting to turn red. So produce has been a […]

The Omnivore’s Hundred

I’m not one to usually participate in meme’s, but this one created by Andrew at Very Good Taste actually looked interesting. Here’s what I want you to do: 1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions. 2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten. 3) Cross out any items that you would […]

Blackberry Custard Pie

The stars aligned this week, and it turns out that one of the events Joelen of Joelen’s Culinary Adventures was hosting this week (Pie in My Eye) had to do with fruit pies. I had blackberries from Mrs. Rhoads that I needed to use, and I was getting tired of the whole clafoutis/cobbler thing, and […]

Farm Fresh and Local Produce – 8/16/08

Today is definitely going to be a long day for me – I got all of an hour and a half of sleep last night (I got up at 6am to go to the farmers markets this morning), and there’s a Slow Food Heirloom Tomato tasting in Chillicothe tonight, so by the time I lay […]

Apples & Thyme: Creamed Spinach

My earliest food memory is from when I was about a year or two old, perched in my high chair, watching Mr. Rogers on two TVs at the same time, happily munching away on spinach. My Oma’s creamed spinach in particular. I practically grew up on this stuff, and it was my favorite food ever […]

Monthly Mingle: Grill It!

This month’s Monthly Mingle is being hosted by Sig over at Live to Eat, with the theme of dishes that are cooked on the grill (or can be adapted to be cooked on the grill). Needless to say, we’ve been getting a lot of use out of our outdoor kitchen. And this was the first […]

Frugal Fridays: Tacos Two Ways

For this week’s Frugal Fridays, I’m pulling out an old standby here at Casa Foodie. It goes back to the beginning of our marriage, even further maybe. The first thing is plain tacos, with all the trimmings, served with Spanish rice and refried beans on the side. The second? Is a salad made with the […]

Mediterranean Main Dishes

But before I get to the mains, let me just give you a peek at the finished meze platter. Isn’t it pretty? So anyway – the main dishes. I was planning on making stuffed eggplant anyway, and I knew I wanted to stuff SOMETHING into those beautiful miniature sweet peppers that Mrs. Rhoads gave us […]