Author Archives: Janiel

Fried Herb Squash! Plus Brussels Sprouts without the Bitter

This year I planted a garden. Hahahahahahahaha! *sniff* You've no idea how funny that is. I have planted actual food in the ground before. A few times. And usually what happens is I frantically scramble to pick all the tomatoes … Continue reading

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Accidental Brunswick Stew

Okay, I have to tell you about this photo. It's a bit off center, not because I'm not a brilliant photographress, which in all modesty I'm not. But because I wanted to show off that fabu hand-woven kitchen towel in … Continue reading

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Homey Pasta Shell Lasagna

It's snowing outside. And I am totally in the mood for a homey granny meal. Something that warms my cockles as well as my guts. Something that brings back happy childhood memories. I'll have to go find me some. NO, … Continue reading

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Overnight Crockpot Cereal

Hello Tired People Who Are Too Exhausted to Wake Up and Cook Breakfast! I am here to save you. I have found, and slightly modified, this lovely recipe for overnight crockpot cereal. Throw the ingredients into your slow cooker the … Continue reading

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Banananana-Fo-Fanna Nugget Cookies

Dear Chivalrous Chefs and Other Classy Culinarians: Shortly after Christmas–because I hadn't consumed nearly enough sugarplums, and my cupboards abounded in leftover coconut and chocolate–I dusted off this recipe and was reminded, with nostalgia, how I used to bake these … Continue reading

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Guacamole Soup. I Totally Made This Up.

Do you remember that one time when your teenage son–who has always been terribly shy about having friends over and could not be talked into having a party to save his life and you despaired that he'd never get married … Continue reading

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Easy Peasy Puddin’ Pie – Coconut Rice Pudding

All right, my little cooking children. There are no words to describe this week's confection. Except to say that it comes from my Ecuadorian neighbors (who may have made it up and it may not be the national dish of … Continue reading

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Overnight Caramel French Toast. And Spiced Nuts. :)

Hi all! I originally posted these recipes last year, but they are so frighteningly delicious that I decided to throw them at you again this year. Enjoy! Merry Christmas! Please don't get up. Just sit there and read this lovely … Continue reading

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Fresh Tomato Soup

Today's recipe is perfect. It's easy, delicious, and uses up all those extra tomatoes you had to pull off the vines last night before the hard freeze. AND, you can make it in big batches and freeze it in little … Continue reading

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Prosciutto and Radicchio Stuffed Shells

Halllooooo! And welckome to the Frrrrench Chef! Yeah, you thought I was Julia Child, didn't you? Especially the way I hung all over that cccckckckkk-sound in "Welckome". The venerable Mrs. Child did have an astonishingly unique speech pattern, did she … Continue reading

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