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Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #65: Cape Verdean Munchpa/Cachupa Round 2 (#homecooking)

A while ago I said I would update my adventures in munchupa when I could find all the ingredients. Well, I’ve done it. It wasn’t easy. I had to go … Continue reading

August 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #60: American Chop Suey Spaghetti (#homecooking)

Did I ever tell you all that the other day I suddenly realized why so many of my Grandmother’s recipes have ketchup? It was a “duh” moment.  The depression!   Ketchup … Continue reading

July 27, 2017 · 2 Comments

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #57: Braised Beef and Vegetables (#homecooking)

Our house is still besieged by a viral plague and I have been hit the hardest multiple times with no relief between attacks.     The laundry is piling up, the pockets … Continue reading

January 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #55: Ma’s Spaghetti in the Oven — Baked Spaghetti (#homecooking)

I know there have been a lot of food posts lately.  The thing is that I’m sick as a dog with a weird virus and I haven’t the energy for … Continue reading

December 21, 2016 · 6 Comments

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #50: Crockpot Vegetable Beef Stew (#homecooking)

I had some stew meat on sale and I poked around my pantry and fridge to put something together.  The crock pot on my counter was begging to be used … Continue reading

November 13, 2016 · 1 Comment

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #49: Easy Super Roasted Butternut Squash Soup (#homecooking)

Just look at that picture. It’s that time of year for the one-pot super stars.   I’ve made good butternut squash soup before and even an experiment-gone-great butternut squash soup, but … Continue reading

November 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #45: Chicken Pot Pie With Easy Homemade Crust #homecooking

Hello, friends and eaters!    This post was supposed to make it’s appearance on Star Wars Day — May the Fourth Be With You — but I couldn’t carve out the … Continue reading

May 5, 2016 · 3 Comments

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #44: Magic Vegetable Soup #homecooking

I am excited to share this recipe because it is super easy and tasty just the way it is and once you have the base of the soup you can … Continue reading

January 14, 2016 · 1 Comment

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #43: Chinese Scallion Pancake (Congyoubing) #homecooking

More bread!   Making your own bread is one of the most satisfying things you can accomplish in the kitchen for pennies and just a little effort (think of it … Continue reading

January 9, 2016 · 2 Comments

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #42: Arepas with Ground Beef and Broccoli Slaw #homecooking

I love bread and all of its cousins.   I am especially fond of fresh breads, pockets, quick breads, muffins, scones, fry bread, biscuits, and cakes that are fast and … Continue reading

December 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #41: Simple Roasted Butternut Squash Soup #homecooking

To continue on our soup theme for the cold weather a-coming, join me for another exciting, satisfying, entry into the world of nontechnical cooking.   For the full effect of … Continue reading

November 19, 2015 · 8 Comments

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #40: Semi-Homemade #Ramen

As the daylight has gotten shorter and the weather colder, I find myself desiring to hibernate.    I suffer in the cold and I am convinced I was born much … Continue reading

November 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #39: Potluck Quiche (#Leftovers)

A couple of weeks ago, it was time to empty the fridge because it was getting scary in there.   We all know that that means it is time for … Continue reading

November 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Pimp My Dinner #1: Frozen Spinach, Leftover Corn, Frozen Squash, and P.A.N.

Shall we play a game? I’ve got these ingredients but I don’t know what to make for dinner (or lunch) tomorrow. Your mission if you choose to accept it is … Continue reading

February 19, 2015 · 11 Comments

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #16: Shakshuka Pork

In my previous blog I showed off the wonderful dish Shakshuka (egg poached in tomatoes) which is a very simple, and easy middle eastern dish.   This is one of my … Continue reading

February 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #15: Shakshuka (Kid Friendly Eggs Poached in Tomatoes)

Last week, I was inspired by a blog that I saw that had a photo of a gorgeous pan of Shakshuka (though I commented on it I can’t find it).   … Continue reading

February 13, 2015 · 3 Comments

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