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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 #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 #31: Mint Chocolate #Cookies (Kid Friendly)

I heard through the force that my readers desired more delicious posts rather than that other non-edible blithering.   Today, I have for you a recipe written on notepad paper … Continue reading

March 25, 2015 · 9 Comments

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 #28: Bahamian Steamed Tuna (It’s Not What You Think)

Our honeymoon was in Nassau, Bahamas and we did what most healthy adults our age do in a an all-inclusive resort.   We ate and drank.    About fifteen pounds worth of … Continue reading

March 10, 2015 · 10 Comments

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #27: Chocolate Covered English Toffee Bars

I’ve made these English Toffee Bars previously for my husband’s 42nd birthday to go along with the Best Chocolate Ganache Cake Ever.     At the time, there was a small incident … Continue reading

March 8, 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 #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

That’s Totally Random #6: Boiled Puddings Part 2 (18th Century Cooking with JAS)

I often can’t sleep at night either due to my natural rhythm or children, and that means I might do things like read, write, play a mindless game, or search … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #22: Lemon Meringue and Chocolate Cream Pies (Thanksgiving 2014)

I have two brothers who are quite younger than me.  The youngest is a dad with twin daughters and the other one is biding his time looking for the lady … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · 6 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

Reblog It #5: Spotlight On — Hellbilly Mama (Beer Battered Pickles)

Originally posted on Hellbilly Mama:
Beer Battered Pickles By: Courtney Luper BEER BATTERED PICKLES Ingredients: 16 dill pickle spears, drained Beer Batter>> 1 egg 1 (12-oz.) bottle beer 1 tablespoon…

February 21, 2015 · 4 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

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