Sunday, June 23, 2013

Perfect Buttermilk Pancakes

In my house, this recipe is called "Grandpa Colditz Pancakes".  I really only have one memory of my Grandpa Colditz, since he died when I was still a toddler.

We were visiting him and Grandma in Tennessee.  I remember him taking a coffee can, and taking me with him out to a little dark building.  He took a long nail and nailed it into the rim of the coffee can (they were metal back then), and then removed it and did the

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Four Fantastic Freezer Meals (Freezer Meals part 1)

****UPDATE: Check out my second post on Freezer Meals HERE with even more great meals! ****

Ok, so the discovery of the ziploc bag freezer meals has been a revelation for me.

Sure, I've read up on OAMC (Once A Month Cooking -- see, I know the lingo!). I've read through the

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Salmon-Potato Quiche with Fresh Dill

I am on a personal crusade to change the image of quiche.  People think of it as a menu item for a ladies' brunch.  And that's pretty much it.  But it's got so much more potential than that!

Quiche is such a great dish.  It's amazingly versatile.  Comfort food or fancy food?  Both!  Breakfast, lunch, dinner?  Check, check and check.  Freezer-friendly? Yes!  You can throw in there whatever you've got in your fridge.  When I was a house-mom for orphan teenagers, I used to make huge pans

Monday, June 3, 2013

Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry shortcake will always make me think of my best friend, Val.  (Strawberry shortcake the dessert, that is.  Strawberry Shortcake the cartoon makes me think of my sister who I think had the entire collection of dolls when we were kids. But I digress.)  Anyway, every year when strawberry season hit, Val would hit the market and buy up kilos upon kilos of strawberries.  (We live in Europe.  We use kilos here.)  Then she'd get home, wash and slice and bag the berries in her immaculate kitchen.