Long time no chat. Hi there! Let's just jump right in with todays chat, I hope you have a cup (or pot) of your favorite beverage nearby. Today, I'm drinking ice-cold sparkling water with a slice of cucumber. It's HOT! I mean, Africa hot!! Its 28 degrees (that's 82 in farenheit) in my kitchen right… Continue reading Coffee Chat: Thoughts on Creamed Chicken, the Fifties Housewife & other things
This key recipe I learned before the arrival of my precious Betty Crocker cookbook. White sauce, roux, whatever you call it can be the basis for so many recipes. My mom taught me how to make macaroni and cheese using this white sauce, which surprisingly takes about the same amount of time as opening a… Continue reading One basic white sauce for a variety of recipes and creamy sauces.
There is more to June 1st than I thought. Not only do we find out what Mary over at Chaotic White Space has chosen for our next category for month two of the Cooking-Through Challenge, but today is also National Hazelnut Cake Day! I never knew it existed but If I had, I would have… Continue reading Cake, Challenge & June first
In Bavaria, you are apt to see this as a side dish to just about everything. The Pretzel (Bretzel, Bretzen or Brezn it's all the same) has been around Southeastern Germany since the 1400's and it may be surprising to learn the fat and calorie breakdown of this Bavarian staple. These shown above, I made… Continue reading A Bavarian Staple – The Pretzel
This morning I decided to drink my coffee outside after I got Happily Mr. of to work. The weather here has been hot for May, which is crazy as 3 weeks ago we had snow and very cold temps. I enjoyed waking up to my beautiful peony bush. Its doing great this year. Let me… Continue reading Coffee Chat – Peonies, Hansi, capsule wardrobes & a forgotten blogiversary
There are hundreds of different variations to potato salad but today I'll be sharing one specifically from my Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook; part of the cooking-through challenge. Interestingly enough, the French Dressing I just happened to try a few weeks ago, so it was quite easy to whip up a batch. Potato salad is such… Continue reading Betty Crocker’s potato salad & what we ate for dinner
Why, yes there is! If you have been following along this month, you might remember that Salad is the category as we make our way through the Cooking-Through Challenge. In the spirit of the 1950's housewife, I am immersing myself into many aspects of this era. As promised, it's time to share with you a… Continue reading Is there really such a thing as Salad Etiquette?
I know, it's a cheesy title but I am "Happily Mrs." and those that know me, know that I like to clean. For many, I know it is not something that you may enjoy at all and that's okay. Today, I want to share my top five tips that may be able to get… Continue reading Five easy cleaning tips for a happier home