Delicious Ranch Dressing

Shannon at Rocks in My Dryer is hosting a “5-ingredients or Less, Special Edition of Works-for-Me-Wednesday.” Here’s my contribution: Homemade Ranch Dressing. We love this stuff, and it’s so easy to make and so much healthier than the store-bought variety. It’s great on salads or for dipping veggies or chicken strips. And yes, it’s technically […]

Frugal Food: Taco Soup

Jenn@FrugalUpstate is continuing her Frugal Food series. This week’s feature is ground beef. The following is a FishBoy favorite. They absolutely love it! And even though it’s summer time and hot and humid and buggy and sticky, I keep getting requests for this meal. Go figure. I’ve tweaked this from the original to suit my […]

Making Do Menus

I have mentioned how I’m gearing up for a big Once-A-Month Cooking Bash in preparation for FishBaby’s arrival. Part of that is using up what we have in the deep freeze so that I can defrost and clean it. I was pleased to find out that I had quite enough to make dinners for this […]

Yummy Raspberry Muffins

raspberry muffins

In case you’re inspired to bake muffins here is one of my all-time favorites. It’s from my stained and tattered (as all good cookbooks should be) copy of All the Best Muffins and Quick Breads by Joie Warner. I originally posted the recipe “straightup” before I realized that that wasn’t the appropriate way to share recipes. Here […]

Aunt Peg’s Scotcharoo Bars

In honor of carefree summers, here’s Aunt Peg’s recipe for Scotcharoo Bars. May your next three months be filled with many a pan of them: Scotcharoo Bars1 cup sugar1 cup light corn syrup1 cup smooth peanut butter6 cups Rice Krispies cereal1 cup chocolate chips1 cup butterscotch chips In large, heavy pot, cook sugar and corn […]

OAMC: Phase 1A, cont’d

I mentioned before that I’m getting ready for a two-day cooking bash so that when FishChick arrives, my freezer is full and I can put my feet up. Phase 1A consists of cleaning, organizing, and inventorying the pantry and freezers. I took care of the pantry and the refrig/freezer over the weekend. Well, the pantry […]

A Bean Quartet

Pinto Beans

Jenn@frugalupstate is hosting a frugal foods series. Each week she hosts a carnival of recipes featuring a frugal ingredient. So far, she’s covered eggs and tuna. This week features beans. Beans are a great source of protein and fiber. They are also a great bargain, so far. (Who knows what the commodities market will do […]

Le Menu Chez Moi

I wish I could say that we were having exotic French cuisine at my maison this week. But, FishPapa’s going out of town for two days, so things are going to be simple around here. But, truth be told, the food I ate in France, back when I was une jeune fille americaine, was pretty […]