Tag Archives: comfort food

A Disappearing Act

18 Jan

Happy New Year! Ok so I’m only 18 days late but I have a good excuse…kinda. Right before New Years Eve there was a quick thunderstorm that passed through western Ohio. Well to make a long story short, I probably should have unplugged my computer. I’m not 100% sure that is was the lightning but as of now my computer is out of commission.

I really want to thank all of you for reading my blog in 2011. I hope to make 2012 even better (off to a rocky start, eh?).  One of my other hopes for the new year is to start eating better and drop some dead weight! Last week I decided it was time to try some new recipes! Kyle was such a trooper through it all! I will link to the recipe after the review.

I will link to each recipe and give a little review. Also I will try to add in some Kyle comments too!

Baked Crab Cakes

These were the bomb.com! I tried to make crab cakes a while ago but couldn’t get the right consistency. These were so easy. I followed the recipe exactly, except instead of sour cream I used greek yogurt. Kyle liked them because they have a little spice from the hot sauce. He even told me I could make them again…WIN! Recipe

Grilled Fish Tacos


The fish tacos were also pretty good. We used the our George Foreman grill but just used the bottom like a flat top grill. I improvised with the marinade, made it with garlic salt mix and some Mrs. Dash. Use whatever flavors you like! Kyle liked these a lot too. A much lighter way to have Mexican. Recipe

This week I also got Kyle to try a Turkey Shepard’s Pie and Bubble Up Pizza. Both of those are on my Pinterest Page.


FREE COOK BOOK For All you Kindle Folks

13 Dec

So this is just going to be a quick post, but I wanted to let you all know about an awesome deal I found through Budget Saving Mom! You can get a free digital edition of the Gooseberry Patch Christmas with Family & Friends Cookbook!!

Follow the link connected to the cook book title and it takes you to amazon.com. Even if you don’t have a Kindle there is Kindle app’s for PC, iPhone, iPad, Android and BlackBerry. Amazon will help you get those app’s if you don’t have them.

I guess Amazon does this every once and a while without warning and there is no telling how long it may last. So go now and get it!

Thought this was too good not to share! Enjoy!

Amy Marie

Its a Comfort Food Kinda Day

19 Oct

Its a crappy, rainy, gross, grey, cloudy day out! If you are lucky enough to be reading this blog from somewhere nice, I envy you. Its days like this that always make me want something warm and delicious to feed my soul. This past weekend in my cleaning/packing/decorating excursions I took some time out to try a new recipe, Roasted Spaghetti Squash!

View out side of my window

Two weekends ago I had bought a spaghetti squash because I had seen a fair amount of recipes and also heard people raving about them. I made up my own recipe because I didn’t have one on hand and figured I couldn’t screw it up!

Garlic Roasted Spaghetti Squash

1 Spaghetti Squash
2 Tablespoons Butter
1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
2 Teaspoons Black Pepper
2 Teaspoons Salt

Cut squash in half length wise and scoop out seeds/gook (like you would for cantaloupe). Combine garlic powder, pepper and salt together and sprinkle over the 2 halves. Place 1 tablespoon of butter in each half (you don’t need to spread it around since it will melt into the center hole). Place in 350 degree oven for 40-45 minutes.

When it comes out use a fork to pull away the squash from the skin. Pulling the fork from top to bottom will help you get long, spaghetti like strands.

Results after baking and removing most of the squash.

You can eat it like that or dress it up a little. I added a little bit of grated parmesan cheese and spaghetti sauce.

Bowl of plain spaghetti squash

NOTE: The nature of squash is to take on the flavor of whatever you put it in so for me it really did taste like spaghetti however Kyle did not approve. Give it a try though and see for yourself! The squash only cost about $3 at Kroger.  I baked my for 35 minutes and the squash was still a little undercooked so it had a crunch to it. I didn’t mind that but if you want a softer squash cook for the whole 40-45 minutes.

Let me know how your squash turns out!

Amy Marie

P.S. I know this has nothing to do with “Being Crafty Enough” but everyone loves a new recipe, right?