Perfect Mashed Potatoes?

Before Thanksgiving I found myself interestedly reading about how to make the PERFECT mashed potatoes. (See this youtube tutorial on the subject, if you’re interested,) I watched a video on Facebook, read a top ten list, and even listened to a radio broadcast once. (My husband has his truck’s radio dial on AM talk.) FinallyContinue reading “Perfect Mashed Potatoes?”

Funeral Sandwiches

Otherwise entitled “Putting the FUN in Funeral!” Wait, was that tasteless? Well, these sandwiches aren’t! (See what I did there? What a segue! I really should be in journalism, right?) I saw these sandwiches on Pinterest and immediately remembered eating them when my grandmother would have Ladies’ Parties. Well, I’d eat them after the partyContinue reading “Funeral Sandwiches”

Don’t Mess With My Dinner

I ordered a pizza one day last week with a “plan-ahead” order. I know what you’re thinking: Me? Plan ahead? That’s crazy talk! But on this occasion I did. Amazing, huh? But I digress… The pizza was supposed to be delivered at 5:30. By about five p.m. I was getting hungry, and at 5:30 I was lookingContinue reading “Don’t Mess With My Dinner”

Chocolate Pudding Cake… in the CROCKPOT!

3/4 cup flour 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1 (3.4 oz) box cook-and serve chocolate pudding 1/4 plus 1/3 cup sugar 2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 cup milk 2 Tbsp canola oil 1 Tbsp vanilla 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips 3 Tbsp chocolate sauce 1 1/2 cups boiling water CoatContinue reading “Chocolate Pudding Cake… in the CROCKPOT!”

Baked Shrimp Scampi

This is a Barefoot Contessa recipe I made last week. Delicious! Of course, my version was slightly less pretty. And I took out some of the complications. Here’s the recipe, with my modifications in (Notes): Baked Shrimp Scampi 2 pounds shrimp in the shell 3 tablespoons good olive oil 2 tablespoons dry white wine Kosher saltContinue reading “Baked Shrimp Scampi”