INGREDIENTS: Vegetable scraps Water DIRECTIONS: Throw your vegetable scraps in a pot with cold water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 4-8 hours, adding water as the level gets low.
I have long sought a delicious étouffée and have been known to order it at cajun restaurants. However, I am ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS disappointed when I do because it NEVER tastes like the crawfish étouffée that my Granny used to make. Thus, I had low expectations when I tried this (also, I've never successfully made… Continue reading Shrimp Étouffée
I wait all year for the weather to get cool enough for potato soup. When the weather here finally dropped below 80, I jumped at the opportunity! I love this soup and I could eat its leftovers every day for a week and not get tired of it. INGREDIENTS: 6 cups potatoes, chopped 2 cups… Continue reading Cheesy Potato Soup
This is quite possibly the most delicious thing I know how to make. It's not actually difficult to make, but it is laborious. You have to set aside a chunk of time where you won't have screaming children hanging off of your body to make it because a lot of that time is spent using big… Continue reading Butternut Squash Lasagna
You guys. This is one of my favorite things for three reasons: Tastes delicious. Simply amazing. Love it fresh, love it leftover. THE SMELL. My house smells like heaven whenever I make this and I LOVE IT. It can easily be made gluten-free, and sometimes it's nice to be able to do that! It takes… Continue reading Beef Bourguignon
You guys. This is exactly what I needed tonight. An easy, tomatoey, ricotta-filled meal. Just what the doctor prescribed! Also, even Tiny ate it, and she's eleven months old and doesn't eat anything! INGREDIENTS: One box of manicotti noodles One jar of spaghetti sauce 2 cups mozzarella 1 15-oz container of ricotta cheese parsley, oregano,… Continue reading Cheese Manicotti
True story: My husband and I eat freshly baked cookies every single night. Why? Because life is worth living well. I highly recommend it. INGREDIENTS: 2 sticks (1 cup) of salted butter*, softened 1 cup packed brown sugar ½ cup white sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 3 cups flour 1¼ tsp baking soda a dash… Continue reading Chocolate Chip Cookies