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
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
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?
Last week, for the cooking-through challenge, I shared Betty's version of the basic green salad. Of course every salad needs a dressing and as I was looking through this section of the Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook (my book for the challenge), I thought, why not try the recipe on page 335 for French Dressing. Typically,… Continue reading The perfect salad topper – It’s as simple as French Dressing!
As I am cooking my way through the "Salads" category this month, I thought why not go back to the basics. Today I am preparing a green salad just as Betty Crocker suggests. Although she states, "There can always be a salad", meaning just by glancing in your refrigerator, cupboard, or garden, will convince you… Continue reading Basic Green Salad – “There can always be a salad!”
I am thrilled to share my first recipe in Mary's Chaotic Cooking-Through Challenge! If you aren't quite sure what I am talking about, you can read all about it here. Basically, she choose's a category each month and we have to cook or bake recipes from that category for the entire month. The amount we… Continue reading My first recipe in the Chaotic Cooking-Through Challenge! (Fancy Chicken Salad)
I am guessing many have seen the movie Julie & Julia? Yes, it is one of my favorite movies of all time. Possibly because I adore Julia Childs. If you have not seen it, basically it as about a woman named Julie who blogs her way through Julia's cookbook, Mastering the art of french cooking,… Continue reading Joining the Chaotic Cooking Challenge – Cookbook Pick