Saturday’s Mystery Ingredient: Tomatillo

The tomatillo, also known as the Mexican Husk Tomato, originated in Mexico and was cultivated long before Columbus sailed his ships, Nina, Pinta, and the Santa Maria, into the new world. Most of the tamatillos purchased from the grocery are green with an outer paper-like husk.  When this husk is removed it strongly resembles our familiar green…

Saturday’s Mystery Ingredient: Chayote

My fingers have been itching to touch the keys of my computer all day!  Here it is, after 7 pm, and at last, I’m finally, able to scratch that itch. Corinne and I just returned home from a trip to Connecticut to visit her father, who recently had to move into a nursing home.   Usually, this…

Saturday’s Mystery Dish

Corn Tamales Tamales originated from the Mayan civilization as early as 8000-5000 BC.  The tamale is made from a starchy dough called masa.  Masa, usually corn based, is enclosed within a leafy wrapper and then steamed or boiled.  The leafy wrapper, usually corn husks, are removed before eating.  Tamales can be filled with pork, chicken, cheeses,…

Steamed Cabbage…It’s What’s Cook’n

Fry Bacon in a pan. Coarsely chop cabbage.   Remove bacon and set aside put cabbage into pan with bacon drippings.  Add 2/3 cup of water…. Crumble three chicken bouillons over cabbage add a pinch of sugar…salt and pepper. Toss until well covered…. Cover and cook on low until desired tenderness.    Remove from pan…

Pizza Bread Results

Okay folks…I promised  the results of the two recipes previously posted.  Here are the specs on the pizza bread.  I forgot the damn marsh-mellows so couldn’t make the S’mores Brownie Pie, but I promise it will follow soon! After a trip to Market Basket we headed home with Corinne at the wheel, me riding shotgun,…

S’mores Brownie Pie

Happy Sunday everyone!  I’m thinking about food…again.  It’s one of my favorite past times.  You see, not only do I enjoy eating it but I also enjoy creating it. I guess I get that honestly from my Mom.  Oh, man…could that woman ever cook!  I love thinking about her Sunday dinners she’d put on the…

Comfort At Its Best

Don’t have much time to write but really wanted to add this recipe.  It looks so delicious.  Definitely gonna make this one on the weekend! Easy Pull Apart Pizza Bread Prep time:  10 mins Cook time:  30 mins Total time:  40 mins Serves: 8 Easy Pull Apart Pizza Bread recipe that takes hardly no time to throw together. Ingredients…

As American As Apple Pie

As American As Apple Pie  Today I peeled six diverse apples, cored them and thinly sliced the flesh.  Diversity is quite important to me and so when I whipped up an apple pie today it consisted of Fuji, red and yellow delicious and a lovely pink lady stripped and thrown into the mix.  Lest you…