I’m sure you’ve read many articles about what to keep in your pantry, but, my pantry has a little bit more than the rest of the bloggers.   Below I explain.   I keep the standards like most people: spaghetti noodles, rice, cream of mushroom soup, dried bread crumbs, chicken and beef stock.  But aside from the standards, I also keep canned fish, such as canned crab, canned oysters and canned shrimp. I actually use more of these meats than the fresh meats you buy at the store.   Why you ask??  Well, let me tell you, I make a few killer recipes with these kindsRead More →

  Since we have turkey and ham for Thanksgiving, I usually try to have a beef dish of some sort for Christmas.  This year’s recipe was “Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Beef Tenderloin” from http://www.aspicyperspective.com/slow-cooker-honey-garlic-beef-tenderloin  which I found on Pinterest, of course. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/398076054548533005/ .     My first thought of this recipe was “slow cooker for Christmas dinner, very interesting. . .  the idea has merit.”   Another added benefit was the simple ingredients.   A lot of dinners like this tend to also encumber you with A LOT of ingredients – some you need to go to the four corners of the Earth to locate.   NOT THIS ONE!!  ThereRead More →

Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe First, let me tell you, I suck at baking.  I really, really suck.   I always do something wrong and my recipe fails miserably.   And let me tell you, I. LOVE.CHOCOLATE. CHIPS.COOKIES.  I love chocolate chip cookies like I love wine.  I am always seeking out good chocolate chip cookies.  So, Floggers, I found this recipe on Pinterest (of course Pinterest) on The Apron Archives’ Blog. (https://theapronarchives.com/2011/05/08/americas-test-kitchen-perfect-chocolate-chip-cookies/) And, as far as recipes go, America’s Test Kitchen recipes are the best.  They tell you what works, what doesn’t work, why it works, why it doesn’t work.   So, when I found this recipe forRead More →

  Let’s be honest, we’re all busy.  And, nothing is worse then seeing a time saving way out, only to be cheated. You know, the quick fix meal recipe that claims to take only 5 minutes to prepare!  Awesome!  Because, I’m thinking, that will save me an hour or more for kid’s homework, housework, laundry or maybe just a glass of wine.  Except, only to find out that it really takes a hour to prepare. And, then, when it’s done, it doesn’t look remotely like the picture – a total “nailed it.”  Luckily, the kiddos don’t know the difference, but you, my fellow bad moms, do.  EnoughRead More →