Frozen Steak? Just Grill or Pan Sauté It. Really! No Need to Defrost.

Frozen Steak? Just Grill or Pan Sauté It. Really! No Need to Defrost.

Not only can you grill (or pan saute) steak when frozen, many recommend it. I will update this post with references, but, for now, based on repeated experience as grilled by my husband Steve, here are the instructions for grilling frozen steak: Heat the grill…

Want the Perfect Ham? Just Think Slow and Low

Want the Perfect Ham? Just Think Slow and Low

Finally! A totally foolproof way to produce the perfect ham, It is all about cooking it slow and low. I had saved a 5.5 lb bone-in smoked ham that I purchased last spring from Lilac Hedge Farm and decided that it would make a great…

Kitchen Tip – great little knife sharpener!

Kitchen Tip – great little knife sharpener!

Just a quick tip, here.  I have read all kinds of reviews on knife sharpeners and I am sure that, if one has knives worth hundreds of dollars, it may very well be worth investing in a top-of-the-line knife sharpener.  But, you know what works…

Scalloped Potatoes with Ham – Comfort Food!

Scalloped Potatoes with Ham – Comfort Food!

THIS is comfort food.  If you are vegetarian, see the end of the post for how to adapt this recipe without losing out on all the flavors.  Although, I think this came out so very wonderfully because I used ham from the amazing ham I…

Fresh Pressed Olive Oil

Fresh Pressed Olive Oil

I guess I could be considered a food snob or foodie, or both. Why? Because I pay a chunk of change, like $90 plus the shipping, every three months for three very modestly sized bottles of olive oil from Fresh Pressed Olive Oil.  But, you…

New product recommendations!

New product recommendations!

I have still been too busy to take photos and post recipes, but I can recommend three kitchen products that I have purchased recently.  For product details, click HERE. Here is the scoop: I got one of those Misto stainless steel olive oil pumps.  I…

Exploding glassware warning from Consumer Reports

Exploding glassware warning from Consumer Reports

I have been SO very busy…  but do hope to get back in the habit of posting here soon!  I am currently planning on doing my New Year’s Day Open House, so that will get me cooking up a storm. In the meantime, I wanted…

How to EASILY Peel Raw Butternut Squash!

How to EASILY Peel Raw Butternut Squash!

FINALLY, an easy way to peel butternut and other winter squash! If I am going to mash the squash, I’ll halve it, remove the seeds, and roast face down in a shallow pan for about an hour at 400 degrees then cool a bit and…

A Simple, Delicious, and Healthy Breakfast or Dessert – by Steve!

A Simple, Delicious, and Healthy Breakfast or Dessert – by Steve!

This morning, I was asking Steve about breakfast since I am stuck on crutches and having to keep my foot elevated for another week or so.  (Kind of fun in one sense:   Honey, what’s for breakfast??  A turn of events since it has become habit…

Surgically-induced hiatus

Surgically-induced hiatus

Hi folks – I was busy getting my ducks in a row before being laid up, and I’m now limited to using my laptop for a number of days since I need to keep my left foot elevated after surgery. While I can (and do!)…