Learning to Cook · Miss Mary

Learning to Cook, Storage Options

Storage of food using conventional options such as glassware, or plastic is really a personal preference.  There are so many options that I’ll point out a few links of reviews of many of them.  The end-of-story for storage is we need to store our leftovers, our prep-ahead food, our overnight marinating food, Christmas cookies, cookie… Continue reading Learning to Cook, Storage Options

Miss Mary · Sewing

Spring is in the Fabric

Fabric can be beautiful.  Just like art work, fabric can emote a sympathetic aesthetic response to the onlooker.  I get that feeling every time I enter a quilt store, so many fabrics, so many creative opportunities to make beautiful things. Quilting helps me indulge in a passionate fantasy.  All the quilt tops to enjoy.  But… Continue reading Spring is in the Fabric

Learning to Cook · Miss Mary

Learning to Cook; Pan Searing Not My Favorite

Thought I’d try something new, slow roasted then pan sear.  Not my favorite method to cook meat.  I understand the theory, slow roasted heat then sear the meat in a really hot pan.  Low and slow is suppose to create a “dry exterior creating a thin arid layer that turns into a gratifyingly crisp crust… Continue reading Learning to Cook; Pan Searing Not My Favorite

Miss Mary · Recipes

Food Fest: Chili Verde Chicken Casserole

Once a year at work we have Inventory.  I brought Chili Verde Chicken Casserole for our potluck lunch.  There were SO many things to choose from.  God love the person that brought fresh veggies and fruit! This casserole is the easiest ever to prepare, you just have to have all the goodies in the house. A Rotisserie Chicken… Continue reading Food Fest: Chili Verde Chicken Casserole

Learning to Cook · Miss Mary

Learning to Cook, Meal Planning

Learning to Cook isn’t like back-in-the-day where great grandma walked to the market to see what’s fresh for dinner THAT DAY!  Today, we have so many varieties of foods to choose from, better storage of food (freezers or fridge), greater access to recipes, better chef’s tools, better small appliances, and less time to really make… Continue reading Learning to Cook, Meal Planning

Learning to Cook

Cookbook Review: The Science of Good Cooking

My anxiety over cookbooks has to do with a photo with each recipe.  I’m visual, what can I say.  But, if I want to be better at cooking or baking, I think it would be most helpful if there was a book out there, like Cooks Illustrated The Science of Good Cooking, to help me… Continue reading Cookbook Review: The Science of Good Cooking