According to my trusty list of fun yet irrelevant holidays, July 14th is National Macaroni and Cheese Day. So for something a little different I made it to go with these Mac and Cheese Muffins. There's nothing really complicated about baked macaroni and cheese, and I made it a bit faster by baking them in… Continue reading Mac and Cheese Muffins plus Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party
Do you want the taste of smoked meat but don't have one of those fancy smokers? Well, I have a recipe for you using simple equipment and ingredients you already have in your home: Tea Smoked Pork Chops. I made this for our monthly Crazy Ingredient Challenge post. Each month the bloggers in the… Continue reading Tea Smoked Pork Chops – Crazy Ingredient Challenge
April 19th is National Garlic Day. Another day another national food celebration. But this is garlic! The stinking rose. Definitely celebration worthy in my book. I use plenty of garlic in my day to day cooking and could have compiled a much longer list for you of great garlic recipes. Instead a culled it down… Continue reading 12 Glorious Garlic Recipes for National Garlic Day
Make a double batch of mashed potatoes the next time you make them, then toss in some cooked salmon and eggs and you have a quick and easy meatless (and gluten free) meal with these Salmon and Potato Pancakes. You can use canned salmon if you want, or quickly steam a fillet. I don't usually get… Continue reading Salmon and Potato Pancakes plus Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party
If you are looking for a tasty meatless meal I have a quick and flavorful idea for you: Barbecue Lentil Mushroom Burgers. Today is the 20th of the month so it's time for the Crazy Ingredient Challenge. A group of bloggers pick two ingredients not normally paired together and create a dish with them. The… Continue reading Barbecue Lentil Mushroom Burgers – Crazy Ingredient Challenge
In case you still need some good luck this year, may I suggest making some Crepes on February 2 with a piece of gold in hand for La Chandeleur, aka Crepe Day, aka Candlemas. February 2nd is a celebration of the presentation of the child Jesus in the Christian faith. It is celebrated differently in… Continue reading Crepes for La Chandeleur (Crepe Day)
Oh, do I have a treat for you! This Moroccan Lentil and Tomato Soup is flavorful, vegetarian, gluten free and "guaranteed" to bring you good fortune in the new year if you eat a big bowl on New Year's Day. Well, the last part is folklore, but these lentils were fabulous! The spice combination in… Continue reading Moroccan Lentil and Tomato Soup plus Tasty Tuesdays Linky
Cajun Gumbo. Simple Cajun stew with chicken and or shrimp and okra in a thick gravy like base. Paul Prudhomme's browned flour roux substitute.