Saturday, April 14, 2012

Simply The Best Juicy Roasted Chicken

Once you try this roasting technique, I'm sure you'll do it again and again.  It's so simple and the result is a juicy chicken with crispy skin.  For this one I used a Moroccan spice mixture called ras el hanout that I made at holiday time.  It's also excellent without any spices at all, left to its own flavors and of course a generous salty exterior.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sunday Morning Pancakes and More For Many Days To Come

If you don't know this already, pancakes freeze really well.  All you have to do is defrost for less than a minute in the microwave and they taste just as good as they did coming out of the frying pan.  Here's a double recipe batch that makes enough to feed your youngsters for many days to come.  I wrap them four at a time and stock them in the freezer, some with chocolate chips (for me), but mostly without.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Portobello and Spinach Penne with Creamy Tomato Gorgonzola Cheese Sauce

This just might be the best pasta sauce I've come up with.  With fresh tomatoes and basil this summer, it will be to die for.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Mama Morris' Chocolate Cake


Today is your lucky day.  This is my all time favorite cake that my great grandmother Mama Morris used to make me for on my birthday when I'd go visit her in small town Georgia for the summer as a child.  Whew.  Long sentence.  Since then, my grandmother and my mom have passed it down to me.  And now it's my job to pass on this diabetic coma inducing artery blocking goodness to you.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Summer Garden Salad with Chili-Garlic Shrimp

Let's pretend it's summer.  Forget the snow that's still lingering on the ground.  The sky is blue, the air is warm. We get to eat outside for the first time in months.

When these veggies do start growing in my garden this summer, this salad will be all the better.  Plan your garden now and I assure you you'll be having it often, too.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Who Said I Was Finished Growing?

Would you believe this lettuce has grown over an inch in just a day?  Get a new batch of lettuce from what you would normally throw away.  Simply put it in water and watch it grow.

And don't throw those onions out just yet.  This is how much they grew in a day.

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