You may be an undigested bit of beef : Rustic beef stew pies

The holidays are upon us.  In America, we just celebrated Thanksgiving (as well as Hanukkah for those who celebrate it), and this means leftovers.  So many leftovers.  At this time, there are always posts throughout the internet about what to do with leftover turkey, leftover ham.  At Yuletide, my tradition has been to do roast…

Bread is the life. Focaccia in honor of my friend’s fanfiction.

Sweet Loki, it’s been too long since I’ve posted anything, but between a bout of depression and then a temp job that lasted a month, I haven’t had the time or energy to really cook, much less post to my blog.  That will all hopefully change, however, as I’m feeling much better than i had…

Chicken Florentine with shallots and mushrooms over farfalle pasta

Last night’s dinner was an oldie but a much MUCH improved goodie.  A long time ago, I’d eaten at Johnny Carino’s (now just known as Carino’s) and had a dish called Chicken Florentine.  It was essentially grilled chicken strips in a cream sauce with herbs and on top of pasta.  There was spinach and mushrooms…

All spiky and French: Chicken Friand

Back in May of 2009, before my life went to Hell in a handbasket emotionally, I made a trip to Taylor, Texas, with my sister and now-Ex to see my Aunt Norma Jo’s house and visit with family.  Because we were close, we spent Saturday morning and afternoon with my then-MIL in Round Rock, mostly…