Summertime is full of vacations, staycations, running around and general busyness and can feel like we lose touch with each other, but with all of the parties, BBQs, picnics, pool parties etc. It provides us with so many different ways to connect. So while summer is different from the rest of the year I encourage you to take advantage of the chance to connect, reconnect and just hang out with one another and build relationships as well as memories, so while this is a busy ti
Shopping in your freezer! If you are like me you find great deals on items and put them in the freezer or cabinets and then forget about them. After a while I’m overflowing with items I just don’t use on a regular basis. When my kitchen gets too full I go shopping in my freezer and make my menus based on what I already have on hand. You will be surprised how much money this can save you over time. This week I was able to shop from home for everything but milk and fruit.
I also rarely add flour to my cornmeal, but this is a preference thing. It is often more crumbly with just cornmeal, but so good. Another must and I mean must is a cast iron frying pan. You must heat the pan with oil in it (we use crisco down here, if not lard) and then pour the mixture in and when you hear it sizzle you will know you you’ve done it right. This week’s Reviews: Peruvian Beef Saltado – Ingrid Hoffman Tilipia with Roasted Potatoes and Brandied Garlic Sauce –