The Accidental Gourmet

Sunday, April 9, 2006


About two months ago I thought I was pregnant. It is a very long story. Anyway, I craved two things during this time... chicken nuggets and lemon anything. Long after the other symptoms of the psuedo-pregnancy dissappeared my craving for lemon has lingered on. The problem has been that everywhere I... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, April 8, 2006

In Praise of Frozen Junk Food

You guys have figured out by now that I rarely do junk food. But last night I had 45 minutes to make dinner, serve it and then we had to get to our Friday night D&D game - 20 minutes away. This recipe was totally off the cuff. I was not sure it would be as good as it sounded but Tom enjoyed it and I... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, April 6, 2006

For the Love of Salisbury Steak

Salsibury Steak gets a bad reputation. That stuff in the freezer case is NOT Salisbury Steak. It is soggy mystery meat with wavy gravy. Real Salisbury steak is the moistest, juiciest hamburger steak you have tasted smothered in an onion and mushroom gravy that is to die for. Tom is starting to... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, April 5, 2006

The Chili Fiasco

Do Not... I repeat... Do Not use those chili seasoning packages unless you want a one way firey tunnel from your mouth to your backside. I make a damned good chili when I am so inclined. But last night I was just not paying attention. Tom was supposed to stay home and wash clothes, answer emails and... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, April 4, 2006

Leftover Strategies

My Micheal had a big appetite - quite fitting for a chef I suppose. And because of this and the experience of growing up in a big family, I had always cooked in big portions. So after Mike passed one of the hardest problems in the kitchen for me was learning to cook small. At first, I was so far... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, April 2, 2006


It is very strange to be writing about food - to be restarting this blog. Micheal, my best friend, husband, spiritual partner, partner in crime and the best chef I have ever known, passed away on November 29,2005... just days after we completed the update of our last cookbook. This is the first time... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, June 3, 2005


There comes a time in everyone's life when goodbyes are said. Because of my recent problems with social security, my finances are completely messed up. They have shorted me $200 this month, which they promise they will refund. Unfortunately, that does not help me right now. Because of this, I will... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, June 2, 2005

Do we have to call it quiche?

When I was growing up my mom made quiche all the time but be called it pie. I did not realize that my mom had been making fancy French dishes for us until I was in my 20's and out on my own in my own kitchen. A quiche - pie - is a simple equasion. You get a pie shell (the bakeable kind..I do not... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, June 1, 2005

Really Easy Soups Fast

No one likes a boring soup but grab some crusty bread and a soothing brew with real taste and your friends will hit your kitchen running. So give a few of these a try if you want company in the kitchen. Mike's Goddess Zucchini Soup 4 large zuchini. diced 2 large onion, minced 1 can tomatoes with... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Less is more...

Deserts are often the last thing on a cook's mind when entertaining and so they are often the thing you have the least time or energy to make. But with these deserts, less is truely more. With as few as two ingredients, one of these should fill the bill for a sweet delight easy and fast. Mike's... Sign in to see full entry.

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