Recipes, Sides and Soups

Mac and Cheese in the Rice Cooker

I have found this to be one of the easiest (and yummiest) ways to prepare mac and cheese. The pasta cooks quickly in the rice cooker, and while your pasta is cooking you can shred your cheeses to have ready to stir in once the rice cooker has done its job. I have listed swiss,… Continue reading Mac and Cheese in the Rice Cooker

Recipes, Sides and Soups

Serendipitous Tomato Soup

It all started with an old, old recipe. This is my favorite recipe for authentic Italian gravy (a.k.a. tomato sauce.) It was passed down to me by my mom and dad, who received it from my aunt's Italian mother-in-law (who heard it from her father's uncle - just kidding - but it really did come… Continue reading Serendipitous Tomato Soup

Recipes, Sides and Soups

My Favorite Veggie Blend!

This is my current favorite way to do mixed veggies. Nothing complicated here, just pure veggie yumminess. 🙂 First, I just blanched the potatoes and carrots in boiling water for the length of time that it took me to rinse and trim my brussels sprouts. Then I tossed the sprouts in the water for the… Continue reading My Favorite Veggie Blend!