Category Archives: Food

Baked Ziti Cooked on the Grill – Would It Be Called Grilled Ziti – Don’t Think So – We Loved It!

We are wintering in Arizona this year. Now that traveling is not the main thing, I am cooking again, but we do not have a conventional oven, at least not yet. Steve was craving baked ziti. He really wanted lasagna, but I … Continue reading

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Why Are These Sticking to the Grill – Says My Hubby – Brush Them with Oil Before You Turn Them – Say I – Yellow Squash Sliced and Oiled – Tasty – Steve Grills – I Love It –

We have it worked out perfectly. I prepare it and Steve grills it. This time I sent him out the door with a small bowl of garlic infused oil to slather on the slices of yellow squash. This keeps it … Continue reading

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Almost the End of November – Yet We Are Not on the Road – We Are Resting Up – What Do We Do – I Have Fun Cooking – Again – But I Have No Oven – Do I Need One –

How can I bake without an oven? I baked this cornbread on top of the stove in my iron skillet. The cornbread was good. Someday we may replace the dishwasher with an oven. I’ve been told there are little toaster … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Dutch Dining in East Stroudsburg – It Seems the Tastes of the Locals Matter to Restaurants Here – Many Serve Homemade Fare Like Pork and Sauerkraut – We Are Eating and Enjoying Good Pennsylvania Dutch Foods –

Our neighbors in the campground took us to this restaurant the first time. We have returned more than once to enjoy more Pennsylvania Dutch cooking. This is not the only restaurant that offers customers this genuine Pennsylvania Dutch fare. We … Continue reading

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Steve’s Part – Grilling Pork Loin Chops and Peppers – My Part – Seasoning and Other Food Prep Like Boiling Potatoes – Teamwork Turns Out Delicious Meals – I Still Know How to Make a Mess in the Kitchen –

Oops. I published before I was ready. No sweat. The new cooking scheme for us: Steve grills. I wash and cut veggies and apply seasonings. I boil potatoes or whatever inside. He grills outside. I clean up inside Steve cleans … Continue reading

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RV Stove Top Tiny Compared to the One We Had in Our Former Home – But It Works – Uses Propane Gas – I’m Learning to Cook on It – Chicken Soup from Chicken Thighs Is Simmering –

My husband Steve has a new upper denture. He needs foods that don’t have to be chewed until the transition is complete. It’s been a challenge, but he has found ways to eat even in restaurants. Today I’m cooking chicken soup … Continue reading

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Rice Surprise – Recipe in Allrecipes.com – A Simply Delightful Dessert – Whipped Cream with Crushed Pineapple and Rice – Takes about 10-15 Minutes to Prepare If Your Rice Is Ready –

Steve and I have been busy with the many daunting details of moving out of our home. As the time draws near, the days seem to fly by. Nevertheless, I cook; we eat. This quick dessert is one of our … Continue reading

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Back in the Kitchen at Last – Salmon Paté – Will Be Served on Toasted Baguette – Snack Time in the Evening – Oatmeal Cookies Last Night –

We have been strenuously busy but the rush is off on my part for a while. Why not spend some time in the kitchen doing what I like. Last night I baked oatmeal raisin cookies for Steve. He likes them because … Continue reading

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Shepherd’s Pie – Gluten Free – No Substitutions Necessary – Altered Time and Temp for Convection Oven – Link to Original Recipe Provided – Serves 4 – We Have Leftovers –

I am still cooking four or five days each week but have not posted about it lately. Today I wanted to surprise my husband with something different. Our lives together span less than a period of two years, but each of … Continue reading

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Chicken Thighs – Dipped in Gluten-Free Crumbs – Made with Crunchmaster Rice Crackers – Roasted in Convection Oven – Yes – I’m Learning This – One Recipe at a Time –

Huge chicken thighs from Costco dipped in mayonnaise and crushed rice crackers presented a challenge for me today. I would have baked them at 375 F in a conventional oven, but I was truly bold and increased the temperature to 425 … Continue reading

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Many Times I’ve Baked Egg Custard – But This Time Something Went Terribly Wrong –

The evening hours were dwindling away when I decided to make a batch of egg custard. This is a recipe that is simple and the entire process from start to finish should have taken only 45 or 50 minutes including … Continue reading

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30 Minute BBQ Boneless Pork Ribs – Convection Oven – Quick and Easy to Prepare – I’m Embracing Convection Cooking – I’m Having Fun –

Another successful convection oven recipe in my file – 30 Minute BBQ Boneless Pork Ribs, Author Dan Mikesell. I used country style pork ribs. I didn’t have a slab, so I scored the individual pieces and went forward. I chose … Continue reading

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Convection Oven Cooking – Do I Have to Learn It – I Declined When We Bought a Stove that Supports Both Conventional Use and Convection Baking and Roasting – So Why Learn It Now – Our Plan to Live in an RV – New RVs Come with Convection Ovens Only – Not Both –

Here I am learning new tricks – convection baking and roasting. (I hope you don’t think I’m an old dog. It has been said that old dogs can’t learn new tricks, so I can’t be one.) I’m learning this! I am determined. The … Continue reading

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Just in Case Fried Chicken and Potato Salad Really Are the Way to a Man’s Heart – I Tried a New Recipe Today – Altered to Make It Gluten-free – Chicken Fried Chicken with Potato Salad on the Side –

Yum! Delicious! Steve is working outside and will be doing it for some time. The yard, the yard, the yard. You know. The yard. I like to keep him happy with a good meal as often as possible. This recipe is called chicken … Continue reading

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Hardwood Flooring Project Is Finished – We Spent a Rainy Day at Home Relaxing – Pot Roast Baked Slowly in the Oven –

Steve did a great job installing engineered hardwood flooring throughout the game room, kitchen, living room, office, and hallways. He began the project many months ago and had to interrupt it for his hip replacement operation. Finally, the entire job is finished, … Continue reading

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Steak Patties Smothered in Mushroom Gravy – Dinner for Two with Enough for Pet Chelsea to Have a Share –

Simple recipe – Ingredients: 3 or 4 lean ground beef or steak patties (I used Costco Sirloin Patties.) 1 large Portobello mushroom cap cut in pieces (or use white mushrooms.) 1 cup chopped Onion. 1 cup of rice – cook according … Continue reading

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My Cheatin’ Heart – Will Tell on Me – When It Comes to Cooking I Sometimes Look for Shortcuts – Chicken Alfredo – This Dish Takes a Long Time if I Prepare a Marinade of My Own and Alfredo Sauce from Scratch – BUT – La la la…Kraft and Bertolli Did It for Me –

SO, how did I cheat? One jar of Kraft Italian Dressing and one jar of Bertolli’s Alfredo Sauce. My cheatin’ heart has told on me! (Remember that old country song by Patsy Cline, Your Cheatin’ Heart Will Tell on You…yes…’tis true, … Continue reading

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Roasted Vegetables – Served with Eggs Over Easy – Orange Slices – Tomato Wedges – and Grapes – Quick Lunch –

Holidays over, I’m looking for quick lunches with fewer calories. Potatoes and carrots are starchy, so this dish may not qualify as really low in calories, but it was delicious. Much partying this season has me in the habit of eating whatever … Continue reading

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Remodeling Inconvenience – My Delight – We Tried Out the New Zinburger in Our Area – Gluten-free Choices Were Available –

Steve moved our refrigerator out of its cubbyhole in the kitchen so he could lay hardwood flooring in that space. My plan to bake a spaghetti squash for lunch looked questionable. While cooking and cleaning up, I would surely be in … Continue reading

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Asian Fried Rice – My Version – Flavored with S&B Japanese Traditional Seasoning – Compliments of My Japanese Friend – This Spice Blend Made My Fried Rice Special –

  Asian fried rice is a fabulous dish and is simple to prepare. I have my own recipe that contains the same basic ingredients each time. There is one difference today, the addition of a spice mixture, S&B Nanami Togarashi, that my Japanese friend … Continue reading

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