What are your “must have” spices? Every home cook has certain spices, or seasonings, that they always reach for. These are the dried spices, or spice blends, that absolutely have to be in their pantry in order for them to create meals. I was recently cleaning out my cabinets and discovered that I had many dried spices that I’ve only used once or twice. They aren’t spices that I routinely reach for, and many were purchased simply because I wanted to try a recipe that called for them. As I separated these spices, hoping to find them new homes where […]
Carrot Hot Dogs are something that our friends have repeatedly asked if we have tried during our 30 days of vegan. To be honest, we had never heard of the carrot hot dog, so it wasn’t something we had planned to prepare. We had planned to grill some portabello mushrooms to use in place of burgers, but carrot hot dogs weren’t on our radar. After the fifth or sixth time that someone asked, we decided we needed to plan a weekend barbecue and serve carrot hot dogs. There was just one problem. I had no idea what spices were used […]
Vegan Steak and Potato Foil Pouches is not a typo, though it is a strange name for a recipe post. This all began when Bus Boy asked me if I could make garlic steak and potato foil packs for dinner. I told him they weren’t vegan, and he politely asked me if I could please, Please, PLEASE, make them vegan. How could I refuse my firstborn? I had to make them vegan for him. How hard could it be? Aside from the steak, this recipe was already vegan. I just had to find a steak substitute. It took a couple of […]
Roasted Onion and Mushroom Burgers with Potatoes is a one dish meal that gets a family friendly dinner on the table in no time. It’s simple, delicious, and is the perfect meal for a busy weeknight. I created this meal when my family requested burgers and roasted potatoes, but the burgers were still frozen, and my attention was needed in other places besides the kitchen.
Since making a Southwestern Cheeseburger Pie during my 30 days of beans, I have been thinking about making another plain cheeseburger pie, and I finally had the chance today. The best thing about this pie is that if you use an oven safe skillet (like a cast iron one), the whole thing can be cooked in one pan. Of course, I did need a bowl to mix up the batter and a knife and cutting board to cut op the onions. There was the grater, too. But the point is that all of the dirty utensils can be washed while […]