Thanksgiving Leftovers

My mom has always been an early riser, but she used to get up unusually early on Thanksgiving morning.  She’d make the stuffing, including chopped giblets and roasted chestnuts.  Then she’d stuff the turkey, season it, and pop it in the oven to roast all morning.  I think it was usually cooking by 7AM, maybe […]

A Recipe for Donuts

This recipe makes 12 donuts, just enough for a pan, but there are enough crumbs and icing to make up to eighteen.  Eighteen is how many donuts I need, so those measurements are in parentheses at the end of the line.  I didn’t want you to have to buy an odd pan, though! And twelve […]

My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

I posted a photograph yesterday of my favorite chocolate chip cookies, and somebody asked, “Where’s the recipe?” I just always assume that everyone already has a favorite chocolate cookie recipe. “You never know!” she said. But, my friends, you do know. When you have found your perfect chocolate chip cookie, you know it, and you […]

Chinese Burritos

A recipe from 2005! I made these chinese burritos tonight and they were absolutely delicious! (At least I thought so…the kids were somewhat divided!) I got this recipe from the Better Homes and Gardens New Dieter Cookbook. Chinese Burritos 18 oz boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1/2 inch pieces 3 Tbsp soy sauce 1 […]

The Best Tuna Salad Recipe

That’s what I googled to find this recipe!  I love, love, love it, and – even better – my two tuna haters like it, too! 4 cans of tuna, drained* Mayonnaise 1 large, firm apple, peeled, cored and diced 1/2 small sweet onion, finely diced 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and diced 1 cup chopped walnuts […]

Baked Oatmeal (A Recipe)

We’ve got most of this large family’s household chores nicely distributed according to aptitude and interest, if possible, and Delaney is the one who usually makes breakfast.  For the past year, though, she’s had a class away from home on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, which kind of left me holding the bag.  (I’m not sure […]