Orzo & Housing & Tomato Sauce

I don’t know jack about pasta. I have to look it up when I see the names. Maybe I should go to Italy and hang out for at least 3 months and soak up the culture and learn the names of pasta! Orzo is hard to find. Maybe I don’t go to right places? Normal…… Continue reading Orzo & Housing & Tomato Sauce

Pie, Pie, Me Oh My!

Source: Fannie Farmer Cookbook Basic Pastry Dough ( page 639 in cookbook) I bought frozen shells from Trader Joes 1 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon cloves (Only had whole cloves. Ground them in the coffee grinder) 1 1/2 cups cooked pumpkin or canned (mashed or…… Continue reading Pie, Pie, Me Oh My!

Airfryer Toaster Oven Rambling

Day #?? during Covid-19, Tuesday Morning Just read a headline that said Trump is not wearing a mask at the white house back from the hospital. I don’t get it. I don’t understand. I also don’t understand Halloween this year. On nextdoor.com they are saying WE should celebrate since everyone else is out. We shouldn’t…… Continue reading Airfryer Toaster Oven Rambling

Roasted Moroccan Carrots

Ingredients 1 ½ lbs whole carrots, peeled 2 tablespoons  olive oil 1 tablespoon brown sugar ½ teaspoon sal ½ teaspoon pepper — 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice ½ teaspoons Aleppo chili pepper ( or chili flakes) ¼ teaspoon cumin ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon ¼ cup chopped cilantro ( or Italian parsley) orange zest Preheat oven to…… Continue reading Roasted Moroccan Carrots

Refrigerator Bread & Butter Pickles

Ahhhh! Cucumbers are in season!!! Been buying them at my small local farmer’s market for $1.50 per pound. Yes, I know they aren’t organic, but I soak ‘em in vegetable wash. I can’t be picky during COVID-19 times. I’m not allowed to pick the cucumbers I want. The vendor picks them for you. I asked…… Continue reading Refrigerator Bread & Butter Pickles

Provençal Tomato and Squash Gratin

I love NY Times recipes! Was looking for a tomato squash recipe and this is a keeper! This makes about 6 servings. I used yellow squash as had 2 from Imperfect box  delivery that needed to be used,  I didn’t have gruyère cheese so used cheddar. Had a red onion already cut and used it.  I used…… Continue reading Provençal Tomato and Squash Gratin