Tag Archives: EVOO

Perfect roasted potatoes

  So I finally found a tip online about how to get really good, and crusty, roasted potatoes.  After you’ve cut up your potatoes and par boiled them for 5 minutes (and 5 minutes only…you’re not cooking them fully, just getting them started), drain them and return them back to the pot.  Then, SHAKE-SHAKE-SHAKE the [...]

I think I’ve got this pizza thing down.

So, I wanted to use up the marinara & basil I had from last week when I jumped into this pizza making mode, and I had one more dough ball from Jimmy’s in the freezer calling my name.  This time I made a big pizza, so I could fold the pieces in half, New York style.  I have [...]

Sickie-poo’s Day 1

So, this past Tues I started coming down w/ something @ work, sneezing my head off, sinus issues…read: good times. When I got home that night, I wanted 2 put on a big pot of taco soup, in the hopes it would help, & of course ya’ gotta’ have corn bread 2 go with it! [...]

Baked Ziti last night

Ran by Jimmy’s last night after work, craving ingredients for something with pasta.  As I’ve said before, for all things Italian, that’s the place to go in Dallas.  I picked up the makings for baked ziti.  I didn’t follow a recipe, but I’ll tell ya’ what I used and how I made it: Baked Ziti [...]

Rosemary roasted potatoes and balsamic carrots with brussel sprouts

(Picture taken before roasting.) Okay, the rosemary roasted potatoes are another Pioneer Woman recipe, & the carrots & brussel sprouts I simply toss in EVOO, balsamic vinegar, & a lil’ kosher salt & pepper, & roast @ 375 for about 25-35 minutes. These are 2 recipes where simplicity really speaks volumes. )

Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Okay, so this one’s a winner, I’ve made it several times, got it from Sur La Table. Would be GREAT for a Thanksgiving/Christmas side-item at your holiday meal: 1-2 T of extra virgin olive oil 1 spaghetti squash 1 lb. of ground beef, ground turkey, or even Italian sausage 1 onion 1 green pepper 2-3 [...]