Tag Archive: home cooking

Me and My Dad Hit the Sauce

If I do say so myself, my sister and I achieved a collaborative personal best with our Thanksgiving pie crust. It was flaky, golden, held up to the apple and pumpkin fillings, but… Continue reading

All Wrapped Up

Mr. Food It Yourself and I are in a rut. No, it has nothing to do with being married for 11 years. Over the winter we got lost in a cycle of eating… Continue reading

Comfort Food- Round 3; No Boxing

Comfort food season is in full swing here in Central New England. Yes, it is also Get Back To The Gym Season. Sometimes, though, you just want to eat something yummy without worrying… Continue reading

Trying To Be Trendy: Rutabaga Fries

You all know by now that I am a sucker for a food trend. Well, it seems that the trend of using cauliflower as a substitute for foods you don’t want to eat… Continue reading

Ears to Small Successes!

This summer has been emotionally draining. Woodchucks ate everything but the tomato plants. Then the cucumbers bounced back but squash beetles caused them to wilt. Then it rained for three weeks strait and… Continue reading

The Stove is Dead, Long Live the Stove

Last Thursday, our stove died. The short version of this unexpected and scary event: the computer board that controls all functions of the stove ceased to function; the top heating element in the… Continue reading

Pesto for a Potluck

This past Sunday, the congregation where I worship held a potluck lunch to go along with our semiannual meeting. I signed up to bring pasta salad because there has to be pasta salad… Continue reading

Rhubarbecue

The Food It Yourself Garden is progressing nicely. The peppers and cherry tomatoes are forming flower buds. The sugar snap peas are climbing their chicken wire trellis. I am starting to see ripe… Continue reading

This Is PIZZA!

Okay, DIYeters, there is some serious stuff going on in the USofA. There are issues with foreign relations, issues with domestic policy-I’m actually overwhelmed by it all, emotionally. There are a few targeted… Continue reading

Sunday Dinner, No Big Deal

Such a great Sunday we had in the Food It Yourself house today! There were no animal related emergencies; Agnes Featherduster is back in the chicken coop where she belongs. Neither Mr. Food… Continue reading