The Accidental Gourmet

Monday, April 25, 2005

Inexpensive Meals

Times are tight. Not just for Mike and I but for everyone I know. The gas crisis is not only affecting the price at the pump but the extra expense to ship things has translated in grocery prices that are out of this world. But this is not the first time in my life that I have ever had to deal with... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, April 23, 2005

Where’s The Beef?

For those of you too young to remember the Wendy’s commercials of the 80s, the little old lady opens the hamburger bun and finding only the tiniest hamburger patty she yells “Where’s the beef?” Well that how I feel when I go to the grocery store. Everything is more expensive but beef and many meats... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, April 22, 2005

For the love of potatoes

Potatoes are the most decadent, often fattening (depending on how they are made), good for you, inexpensive food you can enjoy. And they are forgiving. No matter how hard you try you really have to mess up bad to make an bad potato dish. Well here are a few good ones for you to try. Mike's Goddess... Sign in to see full entry.

Girls raised in the south

Any girl raised in the south knows that this little phase stands for one yummy thing - Grits! G irls R aised I n T he S outh. And if you overlook grits then you are missing out on some of the yummiest dishes you can imagine. Whether dressed down or dressed up they are easy to make, inexpense and... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Let me tell you about the birds and the bees

A little dab of honey can change the whole personality of any dish - not just deserts and baked goods. Here are a whole week of honeyed dishes and a sweet desert that even the birds and bees will be jealous of. Enjoy! Mike's Goddess Honey Carrot Soup 1 lb. carrots, peeled and thinly sliced 2 cups... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

"Ehhh...What's Up Doc?" - Carrots Recipes even Bugs Bunny would love

I hated carrots when I was a kid but the older I get the more I like them. In doing this post I purposely steered away from carrot cake and muffins because there are hundreds of good recipes for them. These are unusual, unique ways to use carrots. Several will even tempt your finicky kids (or picky... Sign in to see full entry.

Easy and Elegant Seafood Dishes

Seafood, because of how expensive it is, is a rare luxury in our household. However, when we do splurge, we go all the way. If you are going to fix a seafood dish buy the freshest seafood available and try one of these recipes. Mike's Goddess Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp and Basil 1/4 cup olive oil,... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

The Spice Chest

When I am writing up my posts I often tell you guys to use this seasoning blend or that one and it dawns on me that you may not know what I am talking about. I often make blends of spices I like just so I do not have to pull everything out every time I cook. Some of these blends are pretty generic... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, April 18, 2005

Super Toppers and Sauces

Nothing makes plain special like a drizzle of good sauce, a crunchy sprinkle or two of this or that or something tasty to make your eyes and stomach hungry. With packing for the big move, Mike and I have not had as much time as usual for fun in the kitchen. But the mind creates even when the hands... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Muffin Madness

There are two schools of thought where muffins are concerned (1) the only good muffin is one made from scratch or (2) muffins are too hard to make...aren't you glad there's betty crocker? I have my school of thought. You grab a few boxes of jiffy mix and start adding yummy stuff until it tastes... Sign in to see full entry.

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