Dinner – Tabbouleh – Recipe

Cost: ~ $7.00 for approximately 4 main dish servings. Print Tabbouleh Prep time:  15 mins Total time:  15 mins Serves: 4   Ingredients 1 cup bulgar wheat 2 bunches parsley chopped 1-2 sprigs mint chopped 4 scallions chopped ¼ cup lemon juice ~12 yellow cherry tomatoes halved ~15 red grape tomatoes halved 1 cucumber, seeded and […]

Dry Beans

I’m trying to get better about using dry beans rather than cans. I started with 1 cup each of the dried great northern and black beans. Soaking overnight yielded 2 cups. (Final cooking results in more than 3 cups of beans, which is way more than a can.) I chose to store them uncooked in […]


I grew up in the south where you always have something fresh baked for “company”. This leftover cookie dough (stored frozen) came in really handy, white chocolate peppermint and double chocolate orange. More cookies soon with recipes.  

French Bread – Recipe

Everyone devoured yesterday’s french bread with beans last night and then lunch today. Gumbo tonight, so that means more french bread please! The Louisiana folks in the house and all this french bread is also making me think of po-boys. Hmmmmmm. Print French Bread Prep time:  10 mins Cook time:  20 mins Total time:  30 […]


This is the start of gumbo… the holy trinity and roux. Smells so delicious! Cost: ~ $12.00 for entire batch of 6-8 servings. Print Gumbo (chicken and andouille) Prep time:  30 mins Cook time:  2 hours Total time:  2 hours 30 mins Serves: 6-8   Ingredients 3 TB butter 1 TB vegetable oil ¼ cup flour […]