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.

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Baking, Coffee Chat, cooking-through challenge, Travel

I know…. right?

What else can I say? Mia so long.... I could make excuses but I wont. We have been traveling quite a bit these past two months, Coburg, The Ammer See, baseball games in Regensburg, Spring training at the Tegernsee again for soccer and a 5 hour Cruise down the Danube River to Linz Austria.  We… Continue reading I know…. right?

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, Recipes, Sauces

One basic white sauce for a variety of recipes and creamy sauces.

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.

cooking-through challenge, Random

Cake, Challenge & June first

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

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

cooking-through challenge, Manners & Etiquette, salads

Is there really such a thing as Salad Etiquette?

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?

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!