Month: February 2006

Beef Stew Experiment

Beef Stew Experiment

I’m writing down everything as I go, and even started typing in the recipe on my yet-to-be-published and linked recipe page, but then realized that I have no idea how this is going to come out. It might take a few tries before I have…

Catching up!

Catching up!

I just posted an entry I started on Feb 14 – when I made the flounder dish. I didn’t realize that it would register as being posted the date I started it. Oh well, new blogger. 🙂

flounder fillets with crab, spinach and cheese

flounder fillets with crab, spinach and cheese

I had a can of crab claw (Byrd brand) that I got on sale. And, frozen flounder fillets. I buy them at BJs – very handy, two 1 pound packs per package. And, I felt like having spinach, too. And, as much as Steve and…

Not your Mom’s Beef stew – w/ onions, mushrooms and beer

Not your Mom’s Beef stew – w/ onions, mushrooms and beer

I’m following the recipe for a really cool beef stew from The Complete Meat Cookbook (see link to cookbooks.) Tons of onions and mushrooms, some carrots, bay leaves, thyme, garlic… And beer. Becks Dark or an Oktoberfest amber is recommended. Nothing to hoppy. It is…

Pasta with ricotta, arugula pesto, and chicken

Pasta with ricotta, arugula pesto, and chicken

I bought a big ol’ container of ricotta close to a week ago and wanted to use at least some of it. And, I wanted to try another variation of Rachael Ray’s Ricotta Pasta recipes. BUT, while wandering around online, I found a recipe by…

Pea Soup Rocks

Pea Soup Rocks

I love pea soup. I especially loved my Mom’s pea soup. But, since her recipe box was at one of my siblings house since 2002, I didn’t have her recipe until now that it’s my turn to have the recipe box for a while. However,…

Pizza crust still needs work

Pizza crust still needs work

Well….so much for pastry-making talents transferring easily. Of course, transposing numbers when increasing the recipe by 60% didn’t help since I used too much water, then added to much flour to compensate… Although, except for it rising more than I wanted it too (It was…

computer crashed, but back again! Now – Pizza

computer crashed, but back again! Now – Pizza

Well, nothing like one’s computer crashing to delay blogging! But, I’m back, all is well and much data saved, and thankfully, it was my laptop not the tower. Although, the tower is pretty well backed up regularly. I lost my personal email address book, but…