It amazes me how life can be so crazy busy that you look up one day and it is Thanksgiving. I am positive that only a couple of short weeks ago it was summer, the flowers were blooming, and yard work was the main focus. Now it is Thanksgiving with lots of good food is in order and Christmas is knocking at the door. I have a new Hash Brown Casserole in my arsenal of recipes that I have been dying to make. What better time than Thanksgiving to give it a try?
As a child growing up in Missouri, I never tasted foods such as shrimp, kale, artichokes, or risotto. It was only a few years ago, when I discovered the Food Network, that I ever considered cooking with them. Until that time, it was good old southern cooking (fried chicken, pork chops, biscuits, gravy, etc.). I have become somewhat more adventurous, for example Shrimp Risotto with Mushrooms and Spinach. [Read more…]
Today we celebrated the birthday of my mother-in-law, we so lovingly refer to as Moomaw. The theme of the potluck meal was Tex-Mex food and so I took the opportunity to try out my Southwestern Beans and Rice on the family. [Read more…]
It is fascinating how something as plain as a potato can be magically transformed into a satisfying and delicious meal! I have mentioned before how it would be easy for me to become a full fledged vegetarian. For dinner, I zeroed in on my potato bin and ended up with an amazing Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Baked Potato. [Read more…]