Sunday, March 30, 2008

Biscuits, butter and honey...OH MY

I love biscuits! I mean really, who doesn't but they can be a little tricky to make. The MUST be tender and flaky and oh so yummy. No hockey pucks allowed. I keep trying to perfect them and keep losing so I found a recipe for Angel Biscuits on They turned out quite good and I would make them again as they were fast and easy.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


I cook at least one thing everyday but I keep forgetting to take pics. Last night I made some delicious chicken strips, mashed potatoes, white gravy and steamed broccoli. Today for breakfast I made cinnamon toast. Not much of a stretch there but mighty tasty none the less. Since this is for my own pleasure it isn't such a big deal but in the days to come I know I will look back and think...did I go hungry those days or what?

Friday, March 21, 2008

Lazy Day

Do you ever have those days where you just don't want to get dressed much less actually do anything productive? Today has been one of those days for me. Don't get me wrong, I want stuff to get done, I just don't want to do it! I have probably used as much energy avoiding work as I would have used just doing the "stuff" that is waiting for me but it wouldn't have been near as fun.

What I really wanted was for someone to show up at my house and bake cookies (I am craving cookie dough) but alas, no such luck. Oh well, there is always tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

A taste of spring

My grandmother always had a huge garden and in that garden was always cucumbers. All spring and summer long in her refrigerator was always refrigerator pickles made from the cucumbers she grew. The days are getting longer and warmer and I was feeling a little homesick so I decided to whip up a little spring. One of my dearest friends gave me her recipe for these years ago and they are delish and well worth the little effort they take.

I prefer the English cukes. There are no seeds and the skin is very tender. The mandolin is a cheapo that I bought at the grocery store and I LOVE it. It works like a dream.

See how uniform the slices are.

This recipe has been used many, many times.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Necessities of Life

These are some of the things that make the day worth getting up for. This is my 3rd French press. My first two were glass and I broke them both due to being somewhat of a klutz and accident prone. I made musubi for dinner tonight but I didn't take any pics. We always eat this about as fast as I make it.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Finished Banana Muffins

I had some bananas that I knew would not be eaten so I decided to make some muffins.

I use a potato masher for the bananas.

To keep the muffins fluffy and moist it is important to not over beat the batter.

Here they are hot out of the oven.

Banana Muffins

3 large bananas
3/4 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup melted butter
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Mash bananas. Add sugar, slightly beaten egg and vanilla extract. Add the melted butter. Add the dry ingredients. Bake 375 for 20 minutes. Makes 1 dozen.

Ta Daaa!

I have been wanting to do this for soooo long and I have no explanation why I finally decided to start it today. I enjoy being a procrastinator and really hope this will not interfere with that.

I am a lover of food and have been cooking all my life. My grandmother taught my how when I was just a kid and it is something I have kept up. She was always trying new recipes and that is where I picked up my little habit of doing the same. I hope you enjoy my journey. I will be posting pics, recipes and just general info about my day to day life. Small town life can be quite interesting at times so stay tuned.