SPICY PEANUT SAUCE

“Some days I amaze myself.  Other days I put the laundry into the oven.” There is a rather traditional peanut sauce that basically contains, peanut butter, lime juice, something spicy, a dash of salt, and a bit of hot water to get the desired consistency.   So let’s see what I can do with this…

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CABBAGE WARS

“Don’t give up your dreams.  Keep sleeping.” Before people get married they oftentimes forget to ask some simple questions of their intended partner, which leads to surprise and sometimes dismay in years to come.  For instance, when we were dating, my future husband failed to ask me if I played the accordion.  You’d think that…

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PICTURE PERFECT QUICHE

“Have you ever listened to someone for a while and wondered, ‘Who ties your shoelaces for you?'” This is an entry that happened because I had WAY too much coffee this morning (it seemed like a good idea at the time) and started reminiscing about the past.  This reminisce comes from my youthful dating days.…

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BLACKMAILING GRANDCHILDREN

“You mean your real name isn’t Grandma!” I have approximately 20 grandchildren.  Each is unique.  Their parents don’t always use that word when describing them.  Distance adjusts perspective. I, too, remember being really tired! But this isn’t the cuddly grandchild story.  This is about blackmail and the wisdom of taking “cute” baby pictures of each…

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PANCAKE SAGA – Part 2

“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure.  In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.” ― Julia Child I recently posted something about wanting a more bread-like product in my diet (whine, whine, whine) and came up with a mixture of cream cheese and egg with a Penzeys seasoning that fried up…

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PARSLEY

“If a parsley farmer is sued, can they garnish his wages?”  George Carlin I once had breakfast in a restaurant with a “gentleman” who plucked the parsley from his plate as the waitress set it in front of him and threw the parsley at the waitress.  So tell us how you feel.  Obviously, not everyone…

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SPAGHETTI SAUCE

“Penne for your thoughts.” Many moons ago I remembered a spaghetti sauce recipe that was my absolute favorite.  And I couldn’t find it.  But isn’t it funny what turns up when a person starts cleaning out all the nooks and crannies.  I found it!  It was in a cranny. I love this recipe because it’s…

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VEGAN LEATHER

“This too shall pass.  It might pass like a kidney stone, but it will pass.” While shopping the other day for giraffes and coffee, I was met at the door of one of my favorite shops by this sign. Yes, I’ve been out of the loop and didn’t know that there was such a thing…

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CINCINNATI CHILI

“Why is a chili called chili when it’s really hot?” When I first served this chili to my husband we got into a long discussion about geography, i.e., the exact location of Cincinnati and whether this chili is more appropriately an east coast chili.  The reasoning behind this discussion, is at best, tedious.  Suffice it…

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DINING TERMS

“Eat like no one is watching, or dance.  Whatever.” To answer all of you who have questions about frequently used food terms, their origin and etymology, you’ve come to the wrong place.  This is a grandma blog.  Yes, I have a long history with food because I eat everyday. However, I’m into basics.  So here goes with all…

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