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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 #68: Glorious Sandwich Bread in Three Hours (#homecooking)

Today would be a good time to find your stretchy pants. I have been making a wonderful white sandwich bread lately because bread has gotten expensive.  In the past I … Continue reading

September 18, 2017 · 1 Comment

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #67: New England Anadama Bread (#homecooking)

If you haven’t had Anadama Bread (a cornmeal and molasses bread), you might be surprised at how chewy and moist it is.  The molasses flavor is present, but not overpowering. … Continue reading

August 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

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 #64: Ma’s Cape Verdean Banana Gufong (Fungine/Fritter/Doughnuts) (#homecooking)

As I promised in a previous post, I have for you another Cape Verdean favorite.   I have made these in the past and failed miserably, however, I am older and … Continue reading

August 11, 2017 · 1 Comment

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #59: Cinnabon Cream of Wheat (#homecooking)

  I know cream of wheat can be very bland, but with the right ingredients (sweet or savory) it can be delicious.  My grandfather preferred it plain with Nuform skim … Continue reading

July 26, 2017 · 1 Comment

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #58: New England Boston Brown Bread (#homecooking)

Hello, readers! I know that it’s been slow lately and I haven’t written a thing in ages.  Why? It’s summer and school is out.  Two kids, two cats, and a … Continue reading

July 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #30: Native American Fry Bread (Cherokee Style)

More bread!   Every culture has their own version of bread. I made flour tortillas the other day and I suddenly had a hankering for Indian fry bread–not from India, but … Continue reading

March 12, 2015 · 5 Comments

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #29: Homemade Authentic Mexican Flour Tortillas

Who doesn’t love bread?   Leavened or Unleavened.   Flat or tall.   Delicate or robust.    Plain or not.    Baked or fried.      And let’s not forget the close cousins of bread:   muffins, scones, … Continue reading

March 11, 2015 · 11 Comments

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #26: Oven Baked Indian Naan

Today I’m going to share a wonderful recipe for oven made Naan from Manjula’s Kitchen.    I’ve been following Manjula for quite a few years. Though her videos aren’t flashy and … Continue reading

March 6, 2015 · 10 Comments

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 #20: Tamper Proof Buttermilk/Yogurt Quick Bread (Kid Friendly)

I had thought to get the Pimp My Dinner up first (it will be forthcoming), but yesterday I just had to throw the kids some leftover beans and bread.  Sometimes … Continue reading

February 21, 2015 · 5 Comments

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #2: Fun to Make Indian Roti/Chapati (Flatbread)

I am always on the lookout for homemade dishes that don’t take a lot of time, use only a few ingredients, but are also enjoyable to make.    Roti is … Continue reading

January 23, 2015 · 4 Comments

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