Archives for February 2012

Cream Biscuits and Sausage Gravy Breakfast

A recipe on how to make easy creamy-style biscuits and sausage gravy for a quick and easy breakfast or breakfast for dinner. Pin It Let me begin by telling you that there is nothing remotely light about this recipe. This is stick-to-your-ribs food. It’s the type of meal you eat when the last possible day […]

Cream Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

For the cream biscuits: 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting 1 tablespoon baking powder (preferably aluminum-free) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups heavy cream 2 tablespoons melted butter For the gravy: 1 pound raw breakfast sausage 2 tablespoons bacon grease 1 tablespoon butter 1/3 cup flour 1 cup heavy cream 3 cups whole […]

Mediterranean-Style Brown Rice Bake with Hinode Rice

A Mediterranean-style rice bake with marinated artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomato and goat cheese is just the thing for those end-of-winter days. Pin It We live in meat-and-potatoes country. My husband grew up on it, and my family is guilty of it as well. Still, despite our upbringing, my husband and I don’t often fall back […]

Mediterranean-Style Brown Rice Bake

3 cups cooked Hinode medium-grain brown rice 1 cup small artichoke hearts, quartered 1 cup asparagus pieces about 1″ long, blanched ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, with oil ¼ cup diced roasted red pepper 6 ounces chèvre 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced 1 […]

Eat Well, Spend Less: Simple Ways to Create Memorable Meals

A look at easy cooking techniques with salt, herbs, and garlic (and a bit of love) that will easily create memorable meals out of the simplest of ingredients so you eat well and spend less. Pin It It’s February. This is the point in the winter months that I really start longing for summer days […]

A Bit About Makin’ Bacon

How to make crisp and evenly cooked bacon in the oven without all the grease splatters and mess of frying it on the stove. Pin It Bacon. Have you ever noticed that bacon has the ability to instantly trigger a response in your brain? Its salty goodness reaches to the recesses of your mind, and […]

Baked Bacon

1/2-1 pound bacon strips 1 sheet parchment paper 1 baking sheet with sides Preheat oven to 425ºF. Line the baking sheet with the parchment paper. The paper should come up the sides, ideally. Lay the bacon strips out next to each other over the parchment. Bacon strips can touch each other, but should not overlap. […]