Savory Veggie Pancakes

I’m still planning on actually writing down what I did but if you’re also an approximate cooker, here’s the basics. I used the pancake recipe from the link below with doubled amounts except for the milk which I adjusted a little after adding ricotta. I figure, if it’s too solid, you can always add more milk but … [Read more…]

Baking: Quick and Easy Brownies

Full Recipe: 2 cups white sugar 1 cup butter 1/2 cup cocoa powder 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 4 eggs 1 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup walnut halves (or chocolate chips) 1. Melt the butter or margarine and mix all ingredients in the order given. 2. Bake at 350 … [Read more…]

Sauce: Cream Sauce

3 TBSP salted Butter (Use 2 if making creamed corn – the cob scrapes compensate) 1 TBSP minced Garlic 1 TBSP flour 3/4 cup whole milk 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp black pepper 1/2 tsp nutmeg – (optional. Works great with spinach and Kale) Melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic and sautee for about … [Read more…]

Greens Tacos

Starting from Rick Bayless’ this recipe from Martha Stewart and trying to find interesting things to do with all the in-seson greens and make something the kids can and might eat. 1 chopped onion (I had a yellow one) 1 tsp chopped garlic 12 oz (rouchly) green or red chard leaves (I did the chopped … [Read more…]

Flash Dinner: Quiche

Let’s talk about quiche. Why is it so hard to find a plain old basic quiche recipe? I don’t know the history of its evolution, but isn’t quiche supposed to be one of those things you make with the extra stuff you have in your fridge? Ok I have here half a head of cauliflower … [Read more…]

Seasonings: Turkey (or Beef) Tacos

Ok I’m posting this up for two reasons. 1 – Inspiration. That is to say it’s a reminder because pretty much everyone knows that tacos are a good flash dinner. You just get a taco kit and some ground whatever, a tomato, shredded cheese, and some lettuce and BAM! Tacos. But 2 – I want … [Read more…]

Sauce: Cheese Sauce

4 Tablespoons Butter 4 Tablespoons All-purpose Flour 2 1/2 cups Whole Milk (if you don’t have whole milk, adding ricotta helps make it creamier) 1/2 cup ricotta (or half and half, cottage cheese, or another 1/2 cup of milk if you’re lacking additional dairy products). 1 cup grated cheddar 1/8 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper 1-1/2 teaspoon … [Read more…]