• Strawberry Honey Butter – an Easy Compound Butter

    April 9, 2010DishinandDishes

    Just a reminder.  If you live in the Oklahoma City area, my giveaway is still going on for a free $50 OkCityCard.  You will find the giveaway by clicking here.  When I was little, one of my Dad’s favorite things to do for breakfast, was to mix together butter and Sorghum molasses and spread it over…

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  • My Mom’s Simple Egg Salad and How to Perfectly Hard Boil an Egg

    March 23, 2010DishinandDishes

    A no-fail way to perfectly hard-boil eggs every time without the gray ring around the yolk and a simple and delicious egg salad recipe.

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  • French Onion Soup

    February 26, 2010DishinandDishes

      Dating back to my childhood, I have always loved French Onion Soup.  The intense flavor of the broth, the sweet, carmalized, thinly- sliced onions that melt in your mouth.  The broth-soaked baguette slice, that oozes with warm, buttery cheese just makes me smile in satisfaction.  The reward of this soup doesn’t come easily.  Melt-in-your-mouth carmelized…

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  • Learning About Tapas

    February 2, 2010DishinandDishes

    Spain. I will go there someday.  Something about Spain seems so enchantingly lovely.  The second largest country in Europe, completely surrounded by ocean and sea, France, Portugal and Morocco, and brimming with magnificent art, culture and agriculture, and ohhhh yes, let’s not forget… Bullfighting. So it stands to reason that they would come up with…

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  • Taco Soup

    January 11, 2010DishinandDishes

      Taco Soup.  There are a lot of recipes floating around out there for this great soup.  There are a million different spins on it too, I’d imagine. Here’s mine. Brown up 2-3 pounds of ground beef or turkey.  I use the 93/7 in most recipes that are going to be covered in spice and…

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  • Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Streudal

    January 7, 2010DishinandDishes

    This is my family’s favorite Thanksgiving side dish. Hands down. I can’t ever seem to get a finished picture of it as I’m prepping to get it on the table. And then it’s attacked. And mutilated. And gone! I started this blog because of my daughters actually.  When Tori went away to college, she kept…

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  • Bacon & Cremini Mushroom Risotto

    November 14, 2009DishinandDishes

    Risotto. An Italian rice dish.  But that sounds so ordinary. And Risotto is extraordinary.  And to call it just “rice” is technically inaccurate. For in order to be called Risotto, a short-grained, round, high-starch rice is used.  The most common of these is Arborio Rice.  Arborio Rice is easier to find these days due to the…

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  • How to Roast Butternut Squash

    October 8, 2009DishinandDishes

    Last weekend we helped host a monthly get together called Dinner’s For 12.  This is a supper club of sorts, and we’ll be traveling each month to a new home and having a new theme.  Melisa and I do the entree, and everyone  brings a side dish to go along with the theme. Our first…

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  • The Best Recipe for Black Krim Heirloom Tomatoes

    September 15, 2009DishinandDishes

    Remember my newly harvested Black Krim heirlooms? This is the best recipe for eating them. Ready? Are you sure? Okay, here we go… Step #1 – slice them up. Step #2 -salt and pepper them. Step #3 – if needed, drizzle a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Okay, okay, a little fresh basil shredded…

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  • Oven Potatoes – Quick and Easy!

    March 19, 2009DishinandDishes

    What to make when you want a low maintenance side dish with a little flair? Oven Potatoes!  You can stick them in the oven and forget about them.  Well, please set a timer or else they’ll burn, but you know what I mean!  These are a great compliment to  nice grilled steak or chicken. Get…

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  • WHAT TO MAKE WITH THESE?

    March 14, 2009DishinandDishes

    So, here in Oklahoma, you might, let’s say, go boating on a Sunday, and spend all day outside in the beautiful 80 degree weather in mid-March.   You might walk the track at our scenic, local-city-lake and smile as you watch Max, your little  Maltese trot proudly around the track.  Your smile may turn to worry…

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