Pioneer Woman’s Salisbury Steak

Continuing in a week where all I’ve craved is comfort food and hearty meals, this Salisbury Steak recipe by Ree Drummond is one we use again and again. Because of the gravy. We Ohioans are lucky to have a House of Meats in the Anderson’s Market in Dublin that makes their own Salisbury Steak patties. […]

Barley Beef Stew

It’s been downright frigid here in Ohio. They cancelled school earlier last week because the wind chills were 20-30 degrees below zero. Paul nearly got frostbite when he went to get gas. And when it’s this cold, and when the weather changes that rapidly, it leaves my whole body aching and me wanting to do […]

Skillet Tuna Noodle Casserole

Even though dietary fat isn’t an issue for me (since I malabsorb 60% of my fat intake), other members of my family who live here aren’t quite so lucky. This recipe, which I started making over a year ago, is a good compromise – virtually all of the flavor of a more rich tuna noodle […]

Amish Sugar Cream Pie

Paul is a great baker, where I am definitely not. He follows recipes slavishly, whereas I use a recipe as a guide and modify it to hell and back. Which doesn’t work when it comes to baking, because of the delicate balance of food chemistry and physics. Baking is not much more than kitchen science, […]

Creamy Chicken Marsala Pasta

Usually, when I have chicken marsala, it’s just the basics, maybe served with some mashed potatoes on the side. And I love the flavor of it, because there’s something really special about that combination of marsala wine, shallots, cream, and mushrooms that just makes my mouth happy, happy, happy. But on the other hand, I […]

Tacos al Pastor with Salsa Verde and Mexican Rice

Remember how yesterday I mentioned that I had a bunch of pineapple salsa left after making the grilled salmon. Knowing how delicious the combination of Al Pastor and pineapple is from many meals at Los Guachos, I decided to use some of the leftover salsa as a condiment on tacos. We got the al Pastor […]

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

I’ve always been a big fan of Pineapple Upside Down Cake, because it has great visual appeal. I’ve tried several different recipes over the years, but this one is easily the best I’ve ever had. So, so moist and delicious. Mean Chef’s Pineapple Upside Down Cake adapted from 14 pineapple slices (rings from 1 […]

Black and White Chocolate Chippers

Before I got ill, I used to love baking. I’d make 8-12 different cookies for holiday plates for family and friends. Over the years, though, I’ve lacked the stamina to make more than one recipe at a time. This easy recipe has awesome results – especially if you like chocolate. Black and White Chocolate Chippers […]