This is so simple, and a great basis for healthy comfort food after way, way too much holiday fare. Holiday Leftovers Ramen Stock 1 large ham bone, some meat attached 1 chicken carcass, some meat attached, or 2 chicken legs and 2 chicken thighs 1 small onion, quartered, no need […]

Holiday Leftovers Ramen Stock


Why waste a good thing? This takes almost no time to make, and it’s delicious and mild — tasty for those of us who like the stuff, and something to suggest trying for those people who think they really don’t like liver. Turkey Liver Paté 1 turkey liver, reserved from […]

Turkey Liver Paté


Last-minute throw-together last night. Simple, easy, refreshing, and fast. No leftovers, so no pictures, sorry! Creamy Cucumber Salad 1 large English cucumber 1 large clove garlic, minced 2 generous Tbsp. sour cream 2 generous Tbsp. mayonnaise juice of half a lime or lemon one large sprig of basil, minced salt, […]

[Basics] Creamy Cucumber Salad



I did a bunch of poking around before settling on a low-carb granola recipe to try, and I have to extend my kudos to Coping With Frugality for the one I ended up starting with. We go through this stuff fast, so I doubled the recipe and tweaked it slightly […]

Low-Carb Granola


Noticing a theme here? Yeah. Mesquite and sourdough seem to be safe companions for Mark, so I’ve started experimenting with them a bit further. I love to bake. … No, that’s not true, that’s an understatement. I adore baking, and since he’s diabetic, I don’t get to do it all […]

Mesquite Sourdough Biscuits


This particular recipe is safe for Mark — either one or two waffles, made in a standard waffle iron. Whatever it is about mesquite flour and sourdough, they work very well for his particular type of diabetes. Mesquite flour gives these waffles a naturally sweet, almost chocolatey taste without adding […]

Mesquite Sourdough Waffles



I picked up a petite Bella deep-fryer over the weekend. It’s designed for 1-2 people, which frankly is perfect for me. I have a larger deep-fryer, but I simply don’t use it often enough — it’s large, it’s messy, and it’s difficult to clean, and I don’t want to leave […]

Spicy Sand Dabs


I would love to be able to credit this recipe, but it’s something my mom’s been making since I was a kid. I suspect it was originally an Eagle-branded recipe, given the sweetened condensed milk and caramels. I haven’t seen Eagle caramels in years. But no worries — you can […]

Chocolate Cake with Caramel-Chocolate-Pecan Filling


I stumbled upon The Householder’s Guide to the Universe through a mention in Organic Gardening. (What can I say? I read a lot.) This book, by Harriet Fasenfest, is a dense combination of memoir and manifesto, dotted here and there with observations about the kitchen and garden month-by-month, recipes, and […]

[Book Review] The Householder’s Guide To The Universe



Savory Oatmeal -- Kalua Pig Version
Uncle Pasto is a diabetic. I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned this before. What this means: oatmeal with maple syrup or brown sugar in the morning is right out, no matter how much all the rest of us may think it’s delicious. I’m not a fan of having to cook separate […]

Savory Oatmeal (Kalua Pig Version)