musings, mutterings, and creative muddle. . .

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Simply-put Sugar Cookies - Sweet!!!

This one's for Aunt Nancy;-)

And I have to thank Dear Daughter for finding this recipe that's now a staple in my recipe binder.

These are simple sugar cookies that don't come from a can (which is okay, sometimes. . .), don't require rolling out (which can be fun on occasion), and won't come out too thin and shouldn't come out too dry. . . usually.  These are just, simply put,


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Comforting Chicken Casserole

Tis the season for comfort food. Heck! Every season is the season for comfort food. Sometimes, we just need a little comforting and only a good, hot, casserole will do.  Yes, that's right, I said casserole. And here's one you're really going to love - I promise!


Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Story of the Kimchi Kings

You're wondering, aren't you, what exactly you are seeing here? You notice the chopsticks, right away. . . but beyond that, and the little glasses, what is going on?


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Nature of Technology

So happy that I finally have winter-hardy pansies. I always thought they were a myth. . . out of all the pansies I have bought and planted in the fall (versus the spring) with the promise that they'll last through the winter. 

Friday, January 13, 2012

Did You Say Chicken Fricassee?

Yes. Yes I did. I did say Chicken Fricassee! And let me also say - Chicken Fricassee is DELICIOUS! 


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Friendly Smothered Steak

Spent a long winter weekend recently out in Northwest Kansas with a dear-dear friend.  While the fellas hunted (I'm a fair weather hunter. . . if there's risk of shivering, I stay indoors.) Lizzy and I took charge of meals. 

Here's a great cold day meal for a crowd (and if there's something this guest cook knows how to do - that's to cook for a crowd.  She has five awesome - now grown- children) that takes no time at all to prepare AND the heat of the oven helps keep you warm:-)