Gingerbread and Gingerbread-Spice Cookies

This is another requested recipe and I am also giving you a bonus recipe at the end but I did not make it for you this time. I spent 3 days trying to get the recipe for the next post right. You wouldn’t think that Banana Pudding Cupcakes would be so hard but I sure…

Cheeserolls

We had a lightning strike take out our modem and I have been without the internet for nearly a week. The twitching is less now but the withdrawals are still bad. I have been posting from Starbucks which has free wifi but the coffee is ridiculous! Not that I drink coffee anymore. I gave it…

Samosas

A dear friend asked me for a recipe for samosas so despite my phobia of curry I started looking around at recipes. Some of them called for cooking the veggies until your peas would have been army green and mushy, gak, so I tweaked what I found and allowed for the use of dried spices in case you…

Lowcountry Chicken, or Shrimp and Risotto

Are you sitting down? Okay, I don’t own a deviled egg tray and I don’t like grits. I know, I know, I’m Southern and I ought to love grits but I like my cornmeal made into cornbread or battering fish not as mush in a bowl. Maybe it is the texture. I don’t know but…

Corn Salad

This is an easy summertime side dish for grilled foods or even fried chicken. It is filling enough to have just by itself for lunch. Nothing complicated here but if you can I highly recommend you use corn kernels cut off of the cob as the fresher taste really makes a difference but frozen kernels…

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

You would think that werewolves love meatballs but it took a long time for me to perfect meatballs that mine would eat. The entire picky eater websites and cookbooks yodel from the highest mountains about meatballs and my werewolves would just look at them as though they might grow limbs and smack them on their…

Cheese Cookies

We discovered these at the same farmer’s market excursion as the rosemary cookies and they were a favorite with Goog. I played around with a recipe from cooks.com to get exactly what I remembered. When I made these I used extra sharp white cheddar so my finished cookie was more yellow than orange so if…

Kid-friendly Whole Grain Pancakes

My smallest werewolf got a nasty virus and has not been eating well so I thought I would make some pancakes which are usually a hit around here. Luckily for me they like whole grain pancakes so I am sharing a super easy recipe for mine. Keep in mind this is a doubled recipe because…

Chicken Fried Steak and Cream Gravy

I have eaten and made a lot of chicken fried steak. We had it in school and it was on almost every menu unless you were eating Chinese or Mexican food. Some of it is bad and some of it is really good. When I got here and saw them on a few menus I…

Almond Croissants

My parents lived in St Louis Missouri for a few years and we loved visiting them there especially since it is only 5 hours from Memphis. When we went to see them we liked to stop in at a store called Trader Joes and they had these almond croissants that were divine. The liquor laws…