52 Soups: Week 3: Chowder…ish?

A few days ago I was at my parents' house around lunch time, and at their house lunch means soup. Usually canned, though mom makes homemade sometimes. That day was a canned day, and mom's soup was New England clam chowder. Damn, I used to love that stuff! But that was before I learned how … Continue reading 52 Soups: Week 3: Chowder…ish?

52 Soups: Week 2: Clean the Fridge Chorizo Chicken Soup

I hate recipe sites that drown us in blather before getting to the recipe, so I'm trying to cut back on my own. I'll just say this isn't the soup I planned for this week, but I done fucked up the very first step on the recipe I'd planned for this week, and ruined the … Continue reading 52 Soups: Week 2: Clean the Fridge Chorizo Chicken Soup

We’re the Cranberry Velvet Underground and We Have Come to Play (Cranberry Velvet)

(Skip to recipe) This year I will not be attending the family Thanksgiving because I have to watch the puppies (boarding is just too expensive), so I've been a little sad about the fact that I wouldn't be able to make my kids, my nieces, and my nephew, the dish that was always the most … Continue reading We’re the Cranberry Velvet Underground and We Have Come to Play (Cranberry Velvet)

Criss Cross Hot Sauce (Homemade Hot Sauce Recipe)

(Skip to recipe) I wish I had taken more pictures of my glorious abundance of hot peppers this year. For mothers day, my husband and kids bought me two jalapeƱo pepper plants, because we use them often, and two Tabasco pepper plants, which was unexpected. Though I've never managed to properly grow a pepper before, … Continue reading Criss Cross Hot Sauce (Homemade Hot Sauce Recipe)

Do You Know the (Chorizo Egg Taco) Muffin Man, the (Chorizo Egg Taco) Muffin Man…?

If there's anyone who needs to be on the Meal Prep Bandwagon, it's Your Humble Blogger in Blue Wyoming. I'll explain why some other time; it's mostly medical and I'm sick of talking about it. Suffice it to say, cooking a lot on just one or two days for all week's eating makes ALL THE … Continue reading Do You Know the (Chorizo Egg Taco) Muffin Man, the (Chorizo Egg Taco) Muffin Man…?

Mistress Mary, Quite contrary, How does your garden grow?

I've been having a fairly difficult time in the last week. As much as I am really enjoying our cool fall temperatures, including our first snowfall of the season, the things that are happening in Washington these days have me increasingly tending towards the prepper side of things than the plain ole homesteader side. I'm … Continue reading Mistress Mary, Quite contrary, How does your garden grow?