Baking, haul

Simple things – new kitchen stuff & snack cake

It obviously does not take very much to make me happy.  Case in point - Saturday I came home from TK Maxx with 2 brand new Cuisinart dish towels and a cookie sheet. In fact, it was Happily Mr. that saw the dish towels, which were on sale for only 3€!  He actually noticed that… Continue reading Simple things – new kitchen stuff & snack cake

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Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook, cooking-through challenge, eggs

My first time…. making an omelet.

Finally getting back on track with the cooking-through challenge, I decided to try my hand at an omelet.  Not just any omelet but a french omelet aux fines herbes found on page 259 of the Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook. I never attempted making an omelet before because it holds a bit of an intimidation factor… Continue reading My first time…. making an omelet.

Coffee Chat, cooking-through challenge, Random

Coffee Chat: Thoughts on Creamed Chicken, the Fifties Housewife & other things

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

Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook, cooking-through challenge, Dinners, salads

Betty Crocker’s potato salad & what we ate for dinner

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

Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook, cooking-through challenge, Dressings

The perfect salad topper – It’s as simple as French Dressing!

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!

Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook, cooking-through challenge, salads

Basic Green Salad – “There can always be a salad!”

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!”

cooking-through challenge, Recipes

Joining the Chaotic Cooking Challenge – Cookbook Pick

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