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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 #61: Savory Cream of Wheat Chicken Soup — Farina Soup (#homecooking)

I know what you are thinking.  Cream of Wheat again?  What gives? I’ll be straight with you.  My jeans and my caboose have been battling for a while, and I … Continue reading

July 28, 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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #32: Chicken And Vegetable Soup With Homemade Noodles

Today we are combining a “throw it in a pot and see what happens” with an actual recipe!  Exciting! A number of recipes for chicken soup exist out there in … Continue reading

March 31, 2015 · 11 Comments

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #23: Cape Verdean Kale Soup with Kidney Beans (Caldo Verde)

Welcome to another exciting episode of Cooking Without a Recipe!    As some of you know, cooking with me is terribly inconsistent and often devoid of more than nudges in the … Continue reading

February 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #21: Butternut Squash and Spinach Soup (Pimp My Dinner #1)

This is the result from the post where I challenged some of my readers to  Pimp My Dinner using the ingredients I had available.  This is the result.  Thanks to … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · 5 Comments

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #9: Pot Luck Fish Chowder

It’s that time of the week again where the dregs and leavings in the refrigerator get put through the “sniff and keep or gag and toss” process.    This day was … Continue reading

February 5, 2015 · 2 Comments

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