What to do when winter gives you cabin fever? El Pollo Loco Roja!

It’s been a few months since I’ve posted.  I hope to change my frequency in the future.  I have some wonderful cookbooks to try out, some intriguing recipes from the internet to play with, so there should be new posts more often.  I’m also purchasing a new (used) higher quality camera in the very near…

First Guest Cook Post: Tater Tot Casserole with The Roommate

Note: This has been tossed around since I started Geek Girl — the idea of having “guest cooks” to make posts with recipes and photos.  I haven’t done it yet because I haven’t had anyone who’d cooked something that either wanted to make a guest cook post (or who doesn’t already have his/her own cooking…

Let me give you a quiche: Chicken and mushroom quiche

I know.  I know.  I haven’t posted nearly enough here in the last few months, but I’ve had a few good reasons.  The first good reason is that on December 15th, I… GRADUATED WITH MY MFA IN CREATIVE WRITING!!!! After graduation was, of course, Christmas, and the only things I cooked for that were two…

Cheesy to bake: homemade mac ‘n cheese

When I was little, my mother used to make homemade baked mac and cheese, and to her utter disappointment, I hated it.  I loved the Kraft stuff (with the powder, not the cheese sauce, ew…and don’t get me started on the Velveeta shells and cheese, which is just truly one of the most disgusting things…

Feelin’ hot! hot! hot! : Mexican Casserole

What everyone should know how to make three or four of — casseroles.  They’re good for all occasions from dinners with friends to potlucks and always the sadder thing, funerals.  Let’s face it, when someone dies, what’s the one thing that everyone does?  Cooks tons of food and takes it to the family so that…

Layer by Layer: Enchilada Casserole (aka the Lazy Enchilada)

This recipe is much like the King Ranch Chicken that I posted a few weeks back but with different sauce and with hamburger instead of chicken.  It is equally as tasty, equally as easy to put together and it makes fantastic leftovers just like any casserole. INGREDIENTS 1-2 lbs ground beef 1-2 packets of McCormick (or…

Easy and fun: Tacos ala the Geek Girl

Everyone loves Mexican food, right?  Well, I know that I do.   I was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, and was fed Taco Bell’s beans and cheese, sans the sauce and onions, before I even had teeth.  So I don’t know what my life would be like if I had to give up Mexican…

Comfort foods abound: King Ranch Chicken and jasmine rice

I started out my cooking career (hah) by making soups, stews and casseroles.  There’s nothing wrong with the simple, and casseroles are very simple.  They’re also comfort food, in part because they are simple, and if you’re not feeding a huge crowd, then the leftovers are fantastic, especially if you work and need a quick…