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The BP Scramble

The BP Scramble, aka The Baked Potato Scramble. I know, I know, you don’t scramble potatoes.  Bear with me as I describe my new experiment. I have posted a recipe before for stuffed baked potatoes, but sometimes I also roast a batch of potatoes without stuffing them for use during the week for easy meals.  […]

Tried & True Meals: Recipe Contest

It’s not always easy to figure out what to cook every day of the week.  Work, kids, and household responsibilities snip away at time and creativity, and it’s easy to find yourself at the point of urgency to have dinner figured out before the hunger cries begin.  We all have that one staple meal, the […]

Hiatus Over

Over the past couple of months I have hopped all over England and France looking, thinking, reading, and eating.  Yes, it’s still all about the food.  I went to a Le Cordon Bleu open house on my journey, tried European recipes, and harvested some great ideas to incorporate with my other cookbooks.  Some of those […]

Stuffed and Twice-Baked Potatoes: A weekly timesaver

I love baked potatoes.  Sadly, they are not something you can prepare quickly.  I came up with this weekly routine that is not only delicious, but a huge timesaver during the week.  Usually on a Sunday I will roast the potatoes, stuff them, and wrap for use during the week for lunches or a quick […]

Potato Galette, La Madeline style

Any time I go to La Madeline, I have to get the potato galette.  Crispy on the outside, creamy-soft on the inside, potato perfection.  While messing around with a hash brown creation, I happened to add a certain blend of herbs and shape into patties, and stumbled upon something that tasted exactly like the potato […]

Turkey Trials and Tribulations

First Turkey You would think at my age, and being once married, I would have cooked a traditional turkey before. Alas, I am still learning a lot about cooking, and it was time this obstacle got crushed. I read the advice, watched the television shows, read cookbooks, and searched online. I kept hearing about “brine”. […]

Beef Roast: Utilize your stock!

You can do this beef roast two ways: drop it in the crockpot and cover it, or take a few extra, flavorful steps. 1 beef roast, defrosted2 Garlic cloves1 container beef stock1 packet of gravy mix1 onion, diced2 tablespoons Italian seasonings or whatever you like best (rosemary works great with this)Rice Make a few slits […]