White Beans and Ham

This is really more of a bean soup because my family likes lots of “pot liquor”. Cost: ~ $3.20 for the entire batch of 6 servings Print White Beans and Ham Prep time:  15 mins Cook time:  2 hours Total time:  2 hours 15 mins Serves: 6   Ingredients 6 cups white beans 8 cups chicken […]


Patience is a virtue. I’ve made roux before when it took me an hour, probably because I was able to relax and just enjoy the process. Today seemed rushed my most standards, but that was only due to perhaps the small size of the batch and unpredictable heat of the stove. The chocolate brown color […]

Quick Tomato Soup Dinner

We make soooo many versions of tomato soup, but this one was a quickie. It was a hearty version that included a mirepoix (celery/onion/carrot). Unfortunately my BLT was a bust due to the fact that I was distracted and only cooked the bacon to chewy rather than crispy. Curses! But… the soup was delicious. Print […]


I have trouble writing exact recipes sometimes for several reasons. One of those is unexpected interruptions and another is the equipment itself. When roasting these potatoes I was called away for “emergency” toddler duty. These had been in the oven on 425 for only about 20 minutes of the targeted 35-45 minutes. The saving grace […]

Dinner – Frittata

Frittata is basically an open faced omelette and a simple and tasty way to use extra ingredients. Just like pizza, pasta, or risotto, there are infinite possibilities for flavor combos. This one included bacon, potato, kale, caramelized onion, mushrooms, and cheese. Cost: $3.90 Print Frittata Prep time:  10 mins Cook time:  20 mins Total time:  […]