When Life Gives You Eggs, Make Eggs Benedict!

Two of my hens are laying regularly again finally, with the third just getting over her broodiness. They’ll likely slow down for the winter but I had 18 eggs in the fridge after gathering the two new ones today! I hard-boiled up a few and decided to make Eggs Benedict for dinner. I used the […]

Spaghetti Sauce aka Marinara Sauce Recipe

If you keep a few 28 ounce cans of crushed, pureed or whole tomatoes in your pantry, you’ll never be too far away from some good spaghetti sauce. Here’s a great easy recipe from Sara Moulton’s Everyday Family Dinners. She suggests using a can of whole tomatoes but we like our sauce smoother so I […]

Cocktail Sauce Recipe

We splurged on New Year’s Eve and had some fresh crab and shrimp.  I mixed up a homemade cocktail sauce recipe for the shrimp, and mixed some with a fair bit of mayonnaise for the crab.  The joy of making your own is that you can adjust the seasonings to make it as spicy or […]

Review: The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook and Spaghetti and Oven Meatballs

Updated to add: The drawing is over and we have a winner. Thanks!  But go check out Erin’s web site and/or buy the book and/or get your library to buy a copy. Lots of good frugal recipes. I was so excited to receive a copy of this cookbook to review: The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook: […]

Eggplant and Green Pepper in Miso Recipe

This is from Japanese Women Don’t Get Old or Fat: Secrets of My Mother’s Tokyo Kitchen which I’ve been enjoying.  I just used one small Japanese eggplant and half a green pepper because I was only feeding two people, and I cut back a bit on the sauce ingredients as well. It came out quite […]