Simple White Sauce for Pizza

Tonight, I wanted a change of pace for our weekly homemade pizza. I usually make the standard red sauce, though occasionally, I’ll make a white sauce with flour, but tonight, I wanted something easier and with less carbs.  Enter sun-dried tomatoes and buttermilk. Followers of this blog probably know I love cooking with buttermilk. It’sContinue reading “Simple White Sauce for Pizza”

Ginger Chick’n & Fig Stir-Fry

It’s been quite awhile since I posted any recipes to this blog. That’s in part because I’ve tried to make it more about writing, and maybe because I haven’t tried out many new meals — until tonight! And I apologize for not taking a picture, but I wasn’t 100% sure it would turn out goodContinue reading “Ginger Chick’n & Fig Stir-Fry”

Ginger Cranberry Stir-Fry with Peanut Sauce

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, I decided to come up with another red dinner. We had a few fresh cranberries kicking around the other day, and I decided they were too few to cook up the normal way and too many to put in a muffin or salad, so I would try adding themContinue reading “Ginger Cranberry Stir-Fry with Peanut Sauce”

Creamed Asparagus on Toast

It’s been awhile since I posted a recipe, and tonight’s comfort food is perfect for this time of year (or any time, but it makes me think of spring). So next time asparagus is on sale or you find some at the farmer’s market (or better yet, pick it fresh from the garden), give thisContinue reading “Creamed Asparagus on Toast”

Okra Fusion

If you live in the South and have a garden, know someone who has a garden, or visit your local farmer’s market regularly (as we do), then chances are you are awash in okra this time of year. We love this slimy little vegetable, but even so, the steady supply can sometimes be a bitContinue reading “Okra Fusion”

Soup and Salad (in one bowl) Recipe

One of our favorite winter meals is homemade soup. It’s so easy that it’s hard to imagine buying soup in a can. This recipe is a variation on one soup we love, a white bean and pasta soup. Virtually any combination of vegetables will do. Broth isn’t really necessary with a bean soup, just saltContinue reading “Soup and Salad (in one bowl) Recipe”

Mushroom Stroganoff recipe

Here’s a quick recipe for mushroom stroganoff (plus the variation I made tonight). The basic recipe is easy with simple ingredients: Mushrooms Onion Garlic Olive Oil and butter Buttermilk (and/or milk, sour cream, cream, etc.) Flour Salt Sesame seeds (optional) Egg noodles (or other pasta) I think that’s all I used the last time IContinue reading “Mushroom Stroganoff recipe”

Garlic Mashed Potato Recipe

Tonight we had leftovers from Chistmas, but since the garlic mashed potatoes were so popular, we needed to make more, so I duplicated the recipe I created the other day. Undoubtedly this has been done before by others, but here’s how I decided to make them. Ingredients: Yukon Gold Potatoes (or other potatoes for mashing)Continue reading “Garlic Mashed Potato Recipe”

Vegetarian Hutsepot: Warm food for a cold night!

A winter storm with up to an inch or two of snow is predicted to hit Mississippi tonight. People were already in the grocery store stocking up, when I stopped after dropping the kids off at school (we just needed a normal grocery run), talking about the possibility of being stranded for a few days.Continue reading “Vegetarian Hutsepot: Warm food for a cold night!”