Tag Archives: dinner

Laura’s Rules of Entertaining

Considering that the holiday season is now winding down, I probably should have published this post sooner but, like many of you out there, I was very busy the past week with houseguests (my husband’s old room mate), entertaining (Christmas Eve dinner) and general holiday shenanigans (consuming lots of wine, playing Cards Against Humanity).  We […]

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Chopped Mexican Chicken Salad (and other musings)

“You know what I love about cooking? I love that after a day when nothing is sure and when I say nothing, I mean nothing. You can come home and absolutely know that if you add egg yolks to chocolate and sugar and milk, it will get thick. That’s such a comfort.” From the film Julie […]

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Snow Day Food

Yesterday was the snow “storm” that never was.  I did get a day off work but I also spent time looking out the window at all the snow falling on the ground and immediately melting. My frustration resulted in yelling of silly things like “you have ONE job snow! Stick!”  This morning when I left […]

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Comforting Chili

I have been constantly revising my chili recipe and this time I think I got it down.  That doesn’t mean I won’t tweak it again next time, but I have discovered 3 must have ingredients and 1 essential method:  The three ingredients are: bacon grease, unsweetened cocoa powder and Texas Pete buffalo sauce.  The method […]

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A.1. Hamburger “Steak”

There are certain “recipes” I remember from my youth that I occasionally crave. These recipes don’t really have any specific measurements and if you ask my mom for the recipe she tends to laugh a little and say something like “I have no idea, I just threw something together.” A.1. hamburger steak is one of […]

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