Simple Scalloped Potatoes from Scratch Recipe

Simple Scalloped Potatoes - 1 from simple wholesome ingredients

  Bobbie says:   Lately, Home Ec 101 has been focusing on cooking basics, and in my opinion, Scalloped Potatoes are about as basic as it gets when it comes to side dishes. They go with practically anything, and with the right recipe, made-from-scratch scalloped potatoes are almost as easy as a boxed mix, so much better for you, … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Smoked Sausage Potato Cheese Soup Recipe

Cheesy Smoked Sausage Potato Soup - Easy Comfort Food

*plus an unrelated note from Heather at the end* Bobbie says: "So, is it cold enough for ya?" I don't think I've made it through a winter in my entire life without hearing this lamest of questions at least once. I just smile and nod at the crazy person as I move along.  "Cold enough" implies that one looks forward to frigid temperatures. Anyone … [Read more...]

Not Remotely Amusing: The Broken Car Remote

Broken Car Remote - 1 hazardous key ring

Bobbie says: I love my car-unlocker button thingy. Car Remote. Keyless entry. Key fob. That plastic bit with buttons on, that hangs off your key ring and unlocks the car for you miraculously while you're still walking to it with your arms so full of shopping and children that you can't possibly manage keys, but you can certainly push a button … [Read more...]

Plato’s Potato Salad Recipe – The Requisite Summer Cookout Side Dish

Potato Salad - better and cheaper than the deli

Bobbie says: Am I the only one who thinks a summer cookout just doesn't seem right without potato salad? Whether you're planning a barbecue for the July Fourth Independence Day here in the states, or planning a small family picnic; this easy potato salad recipe will round out the menu nicely. I had a fear of making potato salad for a while. … [Read more...]

Picnic Perfect: Classic Macaroni Salad Recipe

Picnic Perfect

  Bobbie says: It's Memorial Day weekend and many of you will be marking the day with the first cookout of the summer. Here's a perennial picnic favorite: Classic Macaroni Salad. This is a pretty basic recipe - no suspicious vegetables or epicurean excesses here. For some people I know, this is comfort food, pure and simple. Not … [Read more...]