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6 January, 2022

Butter Tarts

Butter Tarts
Posted in : Baking, dessert on by : Sheila
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My mom used to make these when I lived at home….I don’t remember if they were for special occasions or just because. Knowing my dad’s love of dessert and such, probably both occasions were reason enough to make them. I rarely make the tarts, though. I don’t like making pastry. I now am able to
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30 June, 2021

Shakshuka

Shakshuka
Posted in : Cooking on by : Sheila
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I gave away the leftovers in my freezer a couple of weeks ago. I went grocery shopping, came home with the loot and realized I had no room to put anything in the freezer – not the chest freezer, not the freezer over the fridge. So I made an emergency call to a friend and
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22 April, 2021

Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Baked Eggplant Parmesan
Posted in : Cooking on by : Sheila
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Again with true confession time – I’ve never had eggplant and I have most definitely never had eggplant parmesan. I was in Costco, and it seems a lot of my culinary outreaches have started there, and I bought a bag of baby eggplants – and then I spent a week trying to figure out what
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4 March, 2021

Potato Pancakes

Posted in : Cooking on by : Sheila
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My mom used to make these and I have attempted these more than once. Neither one of us was successful….not that I told mom that, I’m not stupid. Both of us would grate the potatoes, mix with some egg, and fry them up…..don’t cringe, neither of us knew any better. During the frying, they would
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26 February, 2021

Ground Beef & Potato Casserole

Posted in : Cooking on by : Sheila
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I should know better…..actually, I do know better and still I do it every time. Any time I make a casserole or scalloped potatoes, where the potatoes are sliced into rounds, I always, always, always find the one or two pieces that aren’t quite cooked. I do better if I par boil them first, but
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