I love Eggplant Parmesan. I don’t eat it very much anymore because, at the moment, I am the only one in the house that likes it. My eldest daughter and her husband love it so I don’t make it unless they are going to be around to help eat it.
Eggplant is pretty easy to grow, at least here in Texas. If you have a garden I recommend adding an eggplant (is that eggplant plant? eggplant bush?). The flavor when it is fresh is delicate and addictive – not a bit bitter.
I think the first time I had eggplant was when I was a teenager. If you lived in the Dallas area in the 70s Continue reading
It is no secret around here that I love avocados. They are rich, and creamy and have a delicate flavor which goes with almost anything.
I have to stay pretty low carb because I had to have my thyroid removed and, despite the fact that I love baking, carbs blow me up like a balloon. I keep them to a minimum, taking a bite to taste when creating a recipe but other than that I try to steer clear. Avocados are luxurious enough to stand in for carbs and make me feel like I have had a treat.
So, when I was asked to post a favorite recipe with avocados there was no way I was going to say no. Continue reading
When I was in the military I was stationed in Monterey, California to learn Czecheslovakian – not a bad way to spend your military time, by the way. This was eons ago but there used to be a place down on Cannery Row that had a huge Merry-Go-Round in the center and they made these pies that had at least four feet of meringue on them. The sweet, fluffy meringue towered above the filling like a sunflowers in a clover patch. I mean, it was pure art. Continue reading
Is there anyone reading this, right now, that does not like chocolate cream pie? A show of hands please?
Yep, I didn’t think so. For most of us chocolate cream pie is an adventure in connecting with our inner piggy. Sweet and crunchy graham cracker crust, creamy chocolate filling and that cloud of perfect meringue piled on top – well that creates something even most restaurants can’t screw up.
When I was a kid I was addicted to those commercially created chocolate fried pies. Maybe they were something we only get around here but OMG they were sooooo good. I was so excited when I got my driver’s license because not only did it mean freedom – it meant I could pick up one of those fried pies on the way to school without my mother pointing out the zit-producing potential of what I was eating… for breakfast…. Continue reading
Filed under Cake, Dessert
I was going to post my Chicken Alfredo Lasagna recipe today and then I remembered that I wanted to post this homemade pasta dough recipe first so that you could really make a lasagna that would make your entire family (including random inlaws) drool.
Don’t get me wrong – store bought pasta is fine. Better when it is organic but …all in all… it does the job. It just doesn’t do the job as well as this homemade kind… which isn’t hard to make. It’s sort of like saying that a pair of sneakers will work fine with that sexy little black dress… but if possible a pair of Betsy’s would be so much better.
You know what I mean. I know you do. Continue reading
Filed under Basics, Pasta