Just in time for the holidays – Simple pear tart

I disappeared again, it seems, but I didn’t disappear too far.  However, the holidays will drag me back into the spotlight.  Thanksgiving meant a lot of food was made to be eaten, and as usual, I tend to be in charge of desserts.  Now in my family, there are several people with diabetes and other…

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…

Am I bananas or what? – Banana chocolate chip cookies

First off, I’m not dead or disappeared or buried in concrete somewhere.  I had a change of physical address — the Roommate and I have temporarily taken up residence with my sister and aunt in Taylor while we find jobs (the Roommate found a job already, and I have an interview on Friday for a…

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…

Make no bones about it: Buffalo chicken breasts and homemade fries

The Roommate and I like to sometimes go to Wing Stop.  We love their boneless wing deals because there’s more meat and we don’t have to fight with the bones.  We love the spicy wings, the garlic parmesan, Hawaiian, teriyaki, hickory bbq…these are just really good.  However, they’re also costly, and it’s a few streets…

Nobody puts Baby in the corner — Homemade Salsa

Goodness, dear followers, how did time get away from me this much?  I have a review post to make from September, but first, I’m going to do this post for the Roommate because she’s been bragging on my salsa to her friends online.  It’s for homemade salsa, so it’ll be a pretty quick and short…

Mouth too full to think of a clever title: Spicy Black Bean Chicken

Several months ago — and I’m talking probably somewhere at the tail-end of 2011 — my roommate decided that since she’d never eaten anything with Serrano peppers and I had never cooked with them, that we needed to buy some and I needed to work some kitchen-fu with them.  So I went into the trusty AllRecipes.com and typed in…

Have another cherry: Cherry-cream cheese turnovers

My roommate has spent the years that I’ve known her vehemently protesting eating cherries because they “tasted like medicine.”  I had to constantly tell her that only cherry medicine tasted like medicine, but she would not be swayed.  About a year ago, I had her try a real cherry, and she was very surprised to find out…

Sweets and spicy: Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

Autumn arrives, and we all do it.  We all get into the mood for crisp days and evenings and for our homes to smell like cinnamon from all the baking we want to do.  Well, here’s a recipe that takes chocolate chip cookies and spices them up for autumn. INGREDIENTS 2 c. flour 1 tsp…

The Weather Outside is Frightful…ly Hot — So I made Chili

Normally I wait until cold weather to make soup or stew or even chili, but for some reason, this morning when I woke up, homemade chili was exactly what I wanted to eat for dinner.  Now, we all know that there are thousands upon thousands of recipes for chili, from meaty versions to vegetarian versions…