I used to work with someone who microwaved tomato soup.  Well, half a carton of tomato soup.  Then would leave half a carton of hot soup on the windowsill for the next day where it would be microwaved again.  Didn’t put it in the fridge. The smell of tomato soup lingered over the entire first …

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Jim asked what was for dinner.  A fleeting look of fear flashed behind those beautiful blue eyes of his as the words came out of his mouth.  He remembers the last time we did the GHCC Challenge.  He hadn’t forgotten the horror of The Vegetable Flan of Nightmares.  “Brown Stew” I replied, lowering my chin …

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I can’t quite understand why people don’t like celery. It’s so versatile.  It’s the back bone of a good stew. It’s a crunchy snack.  It even has it’s own built in cream cheese/peanut butter channel. What isn’t there to love? (Actually, I did some research.  This article is good, comments are even better) Will this dish soften …

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At the end of 2013, over on my old blog Corner Cottage Bakery, I decided that it’s sad that some cookbooks don’t get used and so pulled the heaviest, oldest and dustiest tome off the shelf and cooked an entire week of dinners from it. The 1956 Good Housekeeping’s Cooking Compendium (GHCC). We made some curried …

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