Yo Quiero Enchiladas

Many moons ago my mom showed me an easy enchilada recipe. After a series of adjustments, this is pretty much how I’ve been making them for the past eight or nine years: brown ground beef. Fill flour tortilla with beef, some canned enchilada sauce, chipotle sauce, roll up. Put them in a glass baking dish,Continue reading “Yo Quiero Enchiladas”

Granola: if at first you don’t succeed…

A few weeks back I decided I wanted to try to make granola at home.  It sounded easy enough. It’s just oats and stuff, mixed up and toasted, right? Who could screw this up? Well, it is easy enough. If you read the directions. Not like yours truely, who read through the recipe once andContinue reading “Granola: if at first you don’t succeed…”

I Got Sconed

Still licking my wounds from Monday’s flatbread disaster, I needed something to boost my spirits. A little pick-me-up. A little sumthin’ sumthin’ that would go with coffee. Enter my mother-in-law’s scone recipe! 1/3 cup margarine, butter, or shortening ( I use butter) 1 ¾  cups all purpose flour 3 tablespoons sugar 2 ½  teaspoons bakingContinue reading “I Got Sconed”

Norwegian Flatbread: Well, it’s half right…

I love crackers and bread. If it can hold cheese, I’m on it. So I was excited to find this recipe for Norwegian Flatbread. Yey! It’s bread, it’s in my heritage quest, and the recipe says it’s good with mild cheeses. How can this be bad? The recipe was straight forward: make a dough, rollContinue reading “Norwegian Flatbread: Well, it’s half right…”

Applesauce: Brawl to the Finish!

When I was a kid we had several apple trees out back. The apples were good for throwing at siblings, feeding broken pieces (run over by the lawn mower) to hogs, and making applesauce. One afternoon my friend Joy and I were left unattended and we made enough applesauce to feed a hungry platoon. IContinue reading “Applesauce: Brawl to the Finish!”

Hummus is the key to happiness

My favorite snack that I used to buy pre-made that I now make myself has to be hummus. Hummus is so yummy and flexible yet EASY to make that I can’t figure out why I ever bought it in the first place. I make regular garlic hummus, black bean hummus and tonight I made roastedContinue reading “Hummus is the key to happiness”