Cauliflower “Shrimp” Cocktail

I’d been wanting to revisit a post I did 6 years ago (6 years!) that transformed cauliflower into shrimp. It was so good I just couldn’t get over how much it actually tasted like shrimp.  I used almost the same recipe to boil raw shrimp for many years and this was a cheaper way to enjoy the same flavors.  It was time to enjoy it again while cauliflower was in season. Continue reading

Ham and Bean Dump Soup

The temperature is down to the 60s and 70s suddenly. From record breaking heat to comfortably cool, it’s fall. Fall doesn’t last long here; winter moves in fast. Snow in October isn’t unusual. Up North we dig out our coats, boots and gloves and shrug. Life goes on, it just takes us longer to get dressed.  We wear layers because it might be 70° during the day but it can drop to 30° as the sun goes down.. Continue reading

Hot Meatloaf Sandwiches

One of the things I don’t mention often is our dining out habits.  4 days a week my P.S. (Perky Spouse) and I both work fairly long days and don’t have time to cook dinner.  He has to be in bed by 7 pm as his day as a bread man starts at 3 am.  We also have lunch on Wednesdays when we’re both off and on Sundays when we’re running household errands.  That’s a lot of not cooking for a food blogger! Continue reading