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Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #70: Quiche, It’s What’s for Dinner (#homecooking #piecrust #quiche)

So, I made lemon meringue pie for my little brother’s birthday last week, and the curd came out really supercalifragilisticexpialidociously good (I used Meyer lemons), but the crust was…stupid. I … Continue reading

April 11, 2018 · 3 Comments

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #69: Homemade Hamburger Buns (#homecooking #DIY #bread))

  Hey, all! It’s been a while, but I had to carve out some time to share the amazing hamburger buns I made the other day. I’ve been making sandwich … Continue reading

March 2, 2018 · 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 #56: Cape Verdean Munchupa/Cachupa (#homecooking)

I promised a while back that I would share the recipe for munchupa the national dish of Cabo Verde (I always say mun-CHOOP — but language is funny like that).    … Continue reading

December 22, 2016 · 1 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 #52: Easy Quick Tomato Soup (#homecooking)

Sometimes — okay, fine, most times — you just don’t want a fuss about dinner.   Amiright?   My daughter gets home from school at nearly four o’clock which is dark and … Continue reading

December 10, 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

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #25: Lucky Crockpot Beef Stew

Welcome back readers!   Today we have another round of cooking without a recipe.   For those of you who are new I often throw all sense to the wind and toss … Continue reading

March 5, 2015 · 2 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

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