January 30, 2018

I have said it before and will say it many times again, I love patties, or burgers, whichever you prefer. Meat based, veggie based or grain based or all three together. Love them on a bun or plain as is with a dollop of this or that on either way. I have made them from black beans, chic peas, cannellini beans, rice, and of course ground meats of all kinds, but find the best way is to make them out of leftovers and just create from the days ingredients hangi...

January 23, 2018

We have all seen those recipes out there that are for mini muffin or regular muffin size baked eggs with add ins. And we have also seen then 2 muffins or 3-4 mini muffins are shown for the serving size. And yes, I have made them before in both sizes, but my problem with these sizes is the amount of veggies I might want or cheese or ham or whatever is so minuscule that I want way more then the suggested amounts. By the time you put in your diced or chopped i...

January 16, 2018

Chili is a very touchy subject in the food world, there are chili cook offs all the time in one place or another. People have secret chili recipes and or ingredients, chili recipes passed down through the years from generation to generation, and so many recipes on food blogs I lost count many years ago. I myself love chili, with beans, without beans, with meats, without meats, white, red, veggie, and so forth. However, for some reason chili was never mentio...

January 14, 2018

Yumminess is there such a word? Anyhow, this weekend the spirit hit me to whip up a batch of from scratch black beans. I love black beans, and canned are fine with me too, but now and then I make my own to pump up the flavor. It is very simple, as is cooking all beans from scratch, rinse and soak the beans overnight with water level 2 inches above the beans, toss the water, start with more fresh water to cover an inch above the beans and simmer until tender...

January 2, 2018

Butternut Squash recipes abound everywhere. It was the first squash I remember eating as a child. My father loved it and my mother cooked it a lot as he grew it in our gardens for years. I was not fond of it in those days, I thought it was blah, and boring. Now I realize it was the way it was cooked, boiled to death and mashed with margarine. Don't get me wrong margarine is ok, but some times jazzing it up a little would make it more appealing. Once again I...

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