Shrimp Quesadillas

Shrimp Quesadillas

Heather says: I promise you, that if you can make grilled cheese, you've got these shrimp quesadillas in the bag. In our house as the weather gets warmer we find ourselves reaching for lighter and lighter fare. Shrimp quesadillas are a perfect main dish item for spring and summer. Don't go too heavy on the cheese, allow the shrimp to take center … [Read more...]

Chicken Wings in the Oven

Dear Home Ec 101, I am having a dinner party and I want to have chicken wings as part of the meal. How long should I bake them for to make them taste perfectly tender? Signed, Winging it in Wyndham Heather says: Actually I have a couple of answers for you depending on how you picture your chicken wings. Do you want tender fall off the … [Read more...]

I’m Looking for Tex-Mex Side Dish Ideas

Heather says: With things normalizing, I've decided to involve the minions in Home-Ec. The site earns a little through advertising and in order to keep the kids from being resentful of this never ending side project that does take time, I have decided let them in on the business side of things. This is what it costs to run, this is the traffic … [Read more...]

Knife Skills Refresher

Heather says: This post could alternately be called, Saved By a Fingernail, Because I Wasn't Paying Attention. (only need a bit of super glue until the nail grows out a bit, no actual blood was shed). I've been back in the kitchen over the last month or so. I take this as a good sign, as I'm actually looking forward to feeding people again and … [Read more...]

Garlic and Soy Chicken Thighs


Heather says: The humble chicken thigh certainly doesn't get as much attention as its counterpart the boneless skinless chicken breast.  In my area BSCB have been running in the neighborhood of $5 a pound on sale, which makes thighs much more attractive. This recipe is flexible, substitute low sodium soy sauce if you wish.  If you have it on … [Read more...]