Burger Basket Soup

We’ve just had our first few cool days and nothing screams FALL like a hearty soup! This chunky, creamy deliciousness will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters! How in hell did I come up with soup that was fit to be called Burger Basket? My plan had originally been to make a broccoli cheese recipe…

Bacon Broccoli Mac n’ Cheese

It’s cold outside and I wanted comfort food, but I’m also determined to get my youngest to eat some gottdamned vegetables! My ten year old is a dream to cook for. He eats it all. Lucius is a whole other story… I mean, he eats the veggies but there is MUCH resistance. I decided on…

Grandma’s Country Beans

I don’t know exactly what makes these beans “country beans” except that it’s what my Grandma and Grandpa Wallace called them. He from Oklahoma and she from Arkansas, I suppose they would be an authority on what might be considered “country”. There were always beans in their house. They were a bit more basic than…

Cheese & Spinach Pasta Bake

I wanted something that would taste like comfort food but also something different. I decided to try a spin off of my Mac n Cheese. As with all experimental cooking, it could have gone either way. I’m happy to report that this was a keeper. The Rockstar loved it as did frick and frack, ahem,…

Chicken Puff Pie

Cosmo wanted chicken pot pies. “Mom, some people make them so that each person has their OWN.” Ok, kid. I can take a hint. So, I made sure I had the ingredients and decided that a puff pastry top would be fun! This recipe would actually be amazing vegetarian. Follow the recipe and skip the…

Potato Corn Chowder

It’s just started to get cold here in LA. What does “cold” mean to me now? It means that we have dipped into the 60s during the day and the 40s at night! Clutch my pearls! The 60s!!!! OK, so it isn’t THAT cold, but it’s colder than it was and the weather change got…

Mama’s Fried Chicken

It’s fat Tuesday, y’all! How better to celebrate than with my mama’s recipe for fried chicken. I want to start by saying how hard it was to make this “recipe”. I’ve never measured anything when frying chicken before. So, it was a stretch to measure EVERYTHING. Man was it worth it, though! Recently, I had…

Fat Tuesday Meets My Grandma’s Mac n’ Cheese

Mac n’ Cheese is synonymous with comfort food. The “blue boxed” variety has become a mainstay in many pantries. My own father even prefers it! YUCK! Hi Dad 🙂 My grandma’s mac n’ cheese is the best! With it’s creamy cheesy roux and buttery bread crumb topping, it tastes like love in a baking dish!…