Meyer Lemons: Summer’s Promise in Winter

If anyone has been reading my blog for more than a year, you will know that I go positively loony when Meyer lemons become available in the stores again. These little jewel-like drops of citrus sunshine remind me every year that, as crappy a winter as we may be having in this part of the…

Recipe Post: Batch Cooking Baked 5-Cheese Macaroni and Cheese

Muh gud, I lurves me some cheese. Can’t stay away from the stuff, which my hips and digestive system *really* appreciate, as you can imagine. Until I start experimenting with more nut cheeses (which I have already resolved to do this year, and I promise to write about my misadventures regarding THAT, you can be…

Recipe Post: Spaghetti with Roasted Grape Tomatoes and Basil

I’ll admit, this spaghetti recipe is usually my go-to in the late summer months, when fresh basil and tomatoes are at their peak of local freshness, and I don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen cooking dinner. But I’ll bet it’s good anytime, especially when it’s cold and drizzly and you…

Recipe Post: Freezer Batch Lasagna

There are few meals I love better than lasagna. I’m not Italian, but it was always a featured, special meal for our family at least a few times a year, and ALWAYS the main course on Christmas Eve. In the last 20 years, I must have made dozens of lasagnas, both meat- and veggie-based, and…

Recipe Post: The Most Delicious Spaghetti Sauce Ever

I was recently typing up a new blog post about our Freezer Meal Lasagnas that We Three Amigos made in September for our deep freezes, and tried to link my recipe for awesome spaghetti sauce to the post…when I couldn’t find it. I could hardly believe it; I haven’t yet posted a recipe on my…

Recipe Post: Scalloped Potatoes

I’ve been away for the last several days because, lucky me, I started a new job this week! Which takes me to the Big City once again, where many of my beloved friends are! The city I feel most comfortable in, having been born and raised there! That takes me almost 2 hours *each way*…

Food Circles and Freezer Meals, Part 1

Have you ever heard of a food circle? I must admit, I originally thought it was like the Canadian Government’s Food Guide, like the one I grew up with. Otherwise, I hadn’t heard the term before my sister’s sister-in-law suggested we do one in 2012, in the autumn before my sister was to have her…