Monthly Archives: September 2008

Spicy Pumpkin Soup

Toby saw this soup on the table and said “oh no, are we having pumpkin stuff all week??” Ha! This soup was easy to make, and the onions and ginger cooking make the house smell so good! I tweaked this … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Swirl Squares

It’s pumpkin season, people. This little monthly free circular that I get had a whole 2 pages of pumpkin recipes, and I decided to start with this one. I had already started making it when I read further down that … Continue reading

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Wild Rice & Mushroom Soup

Well, that is what the recipe is called, but that’s not what I made. 🙂 I didn’t have any wild rice, so I used white rice. I also tweaked it a bit: I used canola oil instead of sunflower, I … Continue reading

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Basic Quiche

I’ve made quiche before. Many times, actually. I found this recipe that I had saved from way back, so I thought I would try it out. I did tweak it a little. Gruyere is such a strong cheese, so I … Continue reading

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Variation on a Grilled Cheese

I have this one page that I tore out of Real Simple magazine a couple of years ago that shows you different ways to do a grilled cheese. I picked one of them and made it for dinner last night. … Continue reading

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Cauliflower and Bechamel Gratin & Green Bean Casserole

That’s right, TWO recipes tonight! And…they both sucked! I thought tonight we would just have a nice plate of veggies, and then I would have leftovers to munch on all week. Nope. The first recipe I made, the green bean … Continue reading

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Mexican Potato Sausage Casserole

Toby bought some (faux) Chorizo the other day, and I had to find a recipe that uses it. I found this one on, and we tried it last night. It was good! But it was spicy! I forgot that … Continue reading

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Fairy Godmother Rice

I was looking for a side dish to make on, and I came across this strange-sounding dish. I really wanted to make something using these thin homemade egg noodles we bought recently in a Turkish store. This dish uses … Continue reading

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Herbed Potato Soup

As I was making this soup, I was wondering if it was going to turn out bland. Yep. I added more salt and pepper than it calls for, but it still needed something. Toby added alot of hot sauce to … Continue reading

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Polenta and Vegetable Casserole

I bought a tube of polenta at the store, and was trying to think of how to use it. I finally just searched on and found this recipe. Several comments after the recipe said that they omitted the salsa … Continue reading

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