Posted in March 2013

Homemade Beer-Battered Fish & Chips

Homemade Beer-Battered Fish & Chips

Homemade Beer-Battered Fish & Chips Hailing from New England, Scotch-Irish blood coursing through my veins, who wouldn’t be a lover of good ‘ol fish and chips.  There’s just something so satisfying about biting into a flaky chunk of fish encased in a light, fluffy batter touched with a tangy, dilly, mustardy hint of flavor.  Kind … Continue reading

Trader Joe’s Columbia Grand Opening!

Trader Joe’s Columbia Grand Opening!

Trader Joe’s Columbia Welcome!!!!! Okay, so the long awaited Trader Joe’s Grand Opening finally …. finally…. finally came to fruition today, March 22, 2013! Honestly, you would have thought the Pope had come to town.  There were police directing traffic and parking along Forest Drive.  Seriously? After parking a city block away (illegally, I might … Continue reading

Herbed Cauliflower Puree

Herbed Cauliflower Puree This is a great healthy alternative to mashed potatoes.  Like potatoes, the variations are endless.  Be creative and adventuresome by adding your own personal touch of your favorite ingredients.  (Hint:  Every dish deserves garlic – roasted garlic!) Ingredients Fresh or Frozen Cauliflower (about 3 cups florets) 1/2 Cup half & half or … Continue reading

Dishing in the Midlands

Dishing in the Midlands

COMING SOON! This page is slated to become home to reviews of eateries and drinkeries of the Midlands of South Carolina.  Is there a certain place you want to know more about?  Leave a comment, I’ll check it out, and “dish” on it.

Pork Tenderloin Marsala

Pork Tenderloin Marsala

Pork Tenderloin Marsala I love all things Marsala! Veal tops the list, but let’s face it, veal can get pricey.  I could have settled for the same ‘ol, same ‘ol chicken, but really wanted something a little different.  I remembered I had a pork tenderloin in the freezer.  Why not?  It’s the other white meat, … Continue reading

Smooth & Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Smooth & Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Smooth & Creamy Mashed Potatoes Who doesn’t love mashed potatoes?  Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinner were always my favorite “eating” holidays growing up because I knew we would have homemade mashed potatoes and gravy.  The other 363 days of the year, the beloved starch came from a cardboard box in the form of flakes.  Not that … Continue reading

Bechamel Sauce

Bechamel Sauce

Bechamel Sauce A white sauce is perhaps the most commonly-used mother sauce for home cooks.  Relatively low-fat, this sauce is often the base for creamy sauces used in gratins, macaroni and cheese, and with the addition of milk and herbs, the base for many pasta sauces.  Easy and quick to make, this is a great … Continue reading