Monday, October 9, 2017

Cream Biscuits

One part by weight self rising flour, one part heavy whipping cream.  Form into biscuits, bake at 500 about ten minutes.  I forgot to take a picture but they were good.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Chanterelle Mushroom Risotto in the Instant Pot

I made this recipe.

I did not change but one thing, I cooked it one minute more than Kenji said to.  It was so good.  I cannot even tell you..

Here are the mushrooms, locally foraged!


Here is the risotto


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Hasselback Potatoes


There are just like regular baked potatoes, but with more knife work.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Kidlet's First Cheesecake

Kidlet made a cheesecake by herself.

By herself in my house means, I put out the ingredients and tools and printed out a recipe.  She followed the recipe and cleaned up after herself.  It was quite good.


Sunday, June 18, 2017

First Tomato Sandwich of 2017


The first tomato sandwich of 2017 has to be made with squishy white bread, mayonnaise, salt and lots of pepper.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

A recipe by a five year old

My Mixture

You take a pink bowl and and fork.

You take raspberries, blackberries and blueberries and smash them with a fork

You add strawberries and add them to the bowl

You eat with a spoon.

*You can add a mashed banana too and then it is pudding

Monday, March 27, 2017

Making Jap Chae


I volunteered to make an Asian Noodle Dish for Kidlet's school luncheon thing.  Jap Chae is tasty and this version is GLUTEN FREE AND VEGAN.

But really, it is just tasty.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Salmon Rice Bowls


I always like to cook double protein portions and use them the next day.  This was really good.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Monday, December 5, 2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016



Bierocks are my new favorite thing.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

New Sandwich Love


This is a buffalo chicken sandwich with blue cheese slices.


Saturday, September 24, 2016

Hello Fresh Review

I got a few meals from Hello Fresh and I thought I would tell you what it was like.

It seems like the subscription meal services are all the rage now.   I find this fascinating because I do my own meal planning for our family which includes lunches and breakfasts and dinners and sometimes I get bored with what I make.  I thought maybe I could get a few ideas from this box.  I got three meals for two people which easily stretched to my family of four because I added garden grown vegetables.

The box arrived on Monday in a cardboard box with two thick pads of insulation as well as some freezer packs to keep the meat cold.  The meat was actually layered between the two freezer packs so I had no concerns about spoilage.

The first one I made was Honey Roasted Salmon with Asparagus and Israeli Couscous.  I added zucchini and tomatoes because I did.

This was my plate:


It was fine.  The kids did not like it but that is not about the food, they did not like the big couscous because it was different.

What I did not like was the fact it required me to turn my oven on.   It is still on average above 90 degrees here in the ATL and I hate making my house hot and then paying to cool it.  Also when I cook a meal, I like to use as little cooking pots as possible.  I would have liked this meal more if all the components were made in the oven but I had to stand over a stove top to make the couscous.  Also who eats asparagus in late summer?  Asparagus is a springtime vegetable.

But the salmon was fresh and I cooked it very well.  Hello Fresh sent me a little jar of honey and a little jar of mustard which I did not use.  I ended up using my own honey, which was fresh honey from a hive nearby and my own mustard.

I would rate this as a seven out of ten.

The second meal was Mole Spiced Steak Tacos.


This was what added


I should also add that the avocado was mine.  There was cheese, tomatoes and tortillas.

The kids liked it but we have tacos once a week.  The corn salsa was good.  There was enough leftovers that Yohboh had enough for lunch the next day.

I would rate this nine out of ten.

The final meal was Crispy Parmesan Chicken Salad.


I added the tomatoes.

Also the recipe was annoying because it made me turn on the oven to cook the potatoes for 25 minutes and I did not want to do that.  So I microwaved the potatoes to par cook them and then cut them into dice sized cubes and then threw them in the oven for the same duration as the chicken.

I cut the chicken into strips because they would take less time to cook.  The recipe suggested I coat the chicken in sour cream and then in the Parmesan bread crumb mixture.  I liked this approach to oven frying.  I have dipped in butter to oven fry chicken but it came out greasy and disappointing.  The sour cream kept the chicken moist.  Next time, I will add some flavoring, like ranch dressing to the sour cream to give it more flavor.

This was the family's least favorite meal.

I would give it a six out of ten.

Overall, would I order Hello Fresh again?  Not really, it is expensive and I can do better in my own in my current situation. I am a SAHM so I have lots of time to figure out meals and shop accordingly.   But I can see a need for this product, especially if I was working.  It would be a godsend to have a box of food, preportioned out for me and my family.