Food Trends

I Love This Dish Rack (and You Will, Too)

At some point over the past few months, I realized that I had started thinking about every meal in the context of how many pots, pans, utensils, plates, and knives would need to be dirtied in its pursuit. It’s a recipe for justifying copious amounts of take-out—which, granted, is a great thing to do right […]

Everyday Meals

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cake II

Ingredients 1 cup margarine ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 cup water ½ cup buttermilk 2eggs 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups white sugar ½ teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup peanut butter 1 ½ tablespoons vegetable oil ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder ½ cup margarine 6 tablespoons buttermilk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract […]

Breakfast & Brunch

Hangtown Fry with Parmesan and Fresh Herbs

Ingredients 6eggs ¼ cup heavy cream 2 dashes hot pepper sauce 1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper ⅓ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, divided 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 12shucked small oysters, drained 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley Directions Step 1 Preheat the […]

Slow Cooker

Avocado and Black Bean Dip

Ingredients 1avocado – peeled, pitted, and mashed ½ (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 tablespoon lime juice 1 clove garlic, minced, or more to taste ⅓ cup shredded Cheddar cheese 1 pinch sea salt to taste Directions Step 1 Mix avocado, black beans, lime juice, and garlic together in a microwave-safe bowl. […]

Slow Cooker

Tarragon and Spice Deviled Eggs

Ingredients 12eggs ⅓ cup mayonnaise 3 tablespoons prepared horseradish, or to taste 1 ½ tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons minced garlic 2 tablespoons sweet pickle juice 2 teaspoons cider vinegar salt and ground black pepper to taste 4 teaspoons chopped fresh tarragon 2 teaspoons minced green onion (white part only) 1 pinch paprika 24fresh tarragon leaves, […]

Everyday Meals

Cabbage and Smoked Sausage Soup

Ingredients 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1onion, chopped 1 pound smoked sausage, sliced 3 cups water 1 head cabbage, cored and coarsely chopped 3carrots, sliced 3 stalks celery, sliced ⅓ cup uncooked long grain white rice 1 (15 ounce) can red beans, with liquid 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes […]

Everyday Meals

Easy Corn and Crab Chowder

Ingredients 1russet potato, peeled and cubed 5 slices bacon, diced ½onion, chopped 1 (6 ounce) can crab meat, drained ½ teaspoon parsley flakes 2 tablespoons butter ⅓ cup all-purpose flour ¼ cup dry white wine(Optional) 1 cube chicken bouillon 1 ½ cups milk 1 (15 ounce) can creamed corn salt and pepper to taste Directions Step […]

Slow Cooker

The Best Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Ingredients 1 pound ground beef 1egg ¼ cup dry bread crumbs 1onion, diced 1 cup packed brown sugar 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 ½ cups water ¼ cup distilled white vinegar 3 tablespoons soy sauce Directions Step 1 In a medium bowl, combine the ground beef, egg, bread crumbs and onion. Mix thoroughly and shape into […]

Everyday Meals

Spicy Chicken and Hominy Mexican Soup

Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 2chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 small onion, chopped 2chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, seeded and diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 pinch garlic salt, or to taste 1 (32 ounce) can enchilada sauce 2 (16 ounce) cans hominy 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes 1 (15 ounce) can […]