Recipes, Soups

The simplest recipe for the perfect soup

There was a time when I thought making anything homemade was more complicated and expensive than simple.  Recently, I have discovered the easiest recipe to make a heart warming soup.  Which I find a perfect comfort food for those not so perfect wintry days.   The biggest plus is that it is free.  No new groceries… Continue reading The simplest recipe for the perfect soup

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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.

Breads, Germany

A Bavarian Staple – The Pretzel

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

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!

Coffee Chat, Random

A really quick coffee chat & tortes from Salzburg

Hello my friends... I know I haven't shared anything yet this week.  Well... I had a quick visit with family from the U.S. & we were in Austria.  Salzburg to be exact.  My favorite city in all of Europe.  We headed down to Salzburg over the weekend to meet up with my cousin.  Had a… Continue reading A really quick coffee chat & tortes from Salzburg

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!”

Dinners, Recipes

A new casserole idea- asparagus, turkey, bacon & hollandaise sauce

We are well into our asparagus season here as you may know, if you read my "Not your mothers asparagus" post.  I love finding new ways to cook  seasonal vegetables other than serving them as a steamed or sautéed side dish, not that there is anything wrong with those. I do have to give my… Continue reading A new casserole idea- asparagus, turkey, bacon & hollandaise sauce