Scalloped Corn {Grandma Mavis}

Grandma Mavis's Scalloped Corn

Grandma Mavis’s Scalloped Corn

I’ve mentioned I couldn’t cook anything but a fried egg when I got married.  Luckily my P.S. (Patient Spouse) had quite a bit of experience in cooking food for himself so he taught me the basics.  His mother, Grandma Mavis, had a few dishes that are still his favorite to this day.  One of them is scalloped corn.  Her recipe was the best I’ve ever had.  It was one of our holiday go-to dishes for years. Continue reading

Pan Seared Steak

Pan Seared Steak

Pan Seared Steak

I am slightly embarrassed to admit I’ve never cooked a steak. Never grilled, never pan-fried, etc. My P.S. (Prepares Steak/ hubby) always does it. He fancies himself an expert at preparing steaks and I’m good with that. He is good! But he was out-of-town and I was alone in the castle with a steak. I’d picked up a piece of sirloin and wanted it for dinner. Research was needed! Continue reading

Mediterranean Pita Pockets

Mediterranean Pita Pockets

Mediterranean Pita Pockets

My P.S. (a bread man) brought home pita pockets and I’m always excited to see them.  There are SO many things I like to tuck inside them I almost have to flip a coin.  This time I had some bulk Italian sausage and a whole lot of leftover olives in jars (don’t ask) so a Mediterranean style pita seemed appropriate.  Did I have a recipe?  Of course not!  That wouldn’t be any fun.  Besides, I’d tweak it anyway! Continue reading