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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 #63: Plantain Chips (#homecooking)

So, you failed with a plantain experiment and you have one left.  What do you do?  You make plantain chips! Step 1:  Heat oil to frying temperature (I eyeballed it … Continue reading

July 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #62: Plantain Porridge Fail becomes Gufong Malasadas Mashup (#homecooking #itstilltastesgood)

No recipe to share today, but more of a lesson to turn failures into a success. Sometimes when you try something new, it doesn’t pan out.    In my case, I … Continue reading

July 29, 2017 · 1 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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #18: Waffle Time

I have an old Belgian waffle maker that I am pretty sure I got as a Christmas gift when I first moved out, or it might be one of the … Continue reading

February 19, 2015 · 6 Comments

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #17: One Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes (Kid Friendly)

Around here, my sous chefs can make things quite challenging.    Ingredients can get omitted and over mixing is a strong possibility, so one bowl recipes where things can be dumped … Continue reading

February 18, 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

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

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #8: Once You Go Rack, You’ll Never Go Back (Hassle Free Oven Baked Bacon)

Bacon and I have not always gotten along.   In the spring of 1999 I was living in my first third-floor attic apartment which had an electric stove, and my entire … Continue reading

February 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

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