Carla Hall’s Buttermilk Biscuits with Sausage Gravy

Carla Hall's Biscuits with Sausage Gravy

Carla Hall’s Biscuits with Sausage Gravy

I was craving biscuits and gravy for breakfast.  I could have just ordered it on one of our weekly Friday breakfasts out but I’m never happy with someone else’s version.  Other cooks tend to add too much black pepper to the gravy.  My mouth is so busy being annoyed by the pepper I barely taste the country sausage and creamy gravy!  I needed to make this myself.  Carla Hall’s recipe sounded like the best. Continue reading

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Mexican “Chopped” Chili

Mexican Chopped Chili

Mexican Chopped Chili

I hadn’t planned a meal, and I didn’t want to go out to dinner.  I had just enough energy and interest to throw some contents of the fridge and a few from the cupboard into a skillet and call it a meal.  I’d use the small container of beef stewing meat I’d thawed several days earlier for another dish. Since that dish didn’t happen, it was going to be repurposed into a Mexican  dish ala one of our favorite shows, “Chopped”. Continue reading

Lasagna Casserole with Zucchini

Lasagna Zucchini Casserole

Lasagna Zucchini Casserole

I had a pound of ground beef to use up and my craving hit: I wanted lasagna.  I wanted a cheesy piece of lasagna Bolognese with slices of zucchini.  I didn’t want to use zucchini as the noodles, they’d be extra texture.  I was going to use Mafalda.  I like to make lasagna soup using Mafalda so making a pan of lasagna with the smaller noodles would be a fun change. Continue reading