Reintroducing Oatmeal

Most of the oatmeal I had as a child was the instant or quick cooking variety. I remember it was usually good, but when it cooled too much, the overall texture was not all that great to resume eating.  As years passed, I grew to not care for oatmeal as it was hard to find…

Hello again from think4string

Hello Everyone, Some of you may have noticed my absence here, but I’m certain the majority of you did not, lol.  No worries, I have been continuing to experiment with techniques and recipes, and after losing some information on another site I had been posting from, I’ve decided to maintain wordpress.com as my primary blogging…

Homemade Flour Tortillas 2012

Back in 2009, while recovering from surgery on my right foot, my mom & I had a discussion about some of the recipe items I had been researching, namely pizza.  Mom asked why I was so bent on pizza, why not just make it easy and buy the ready-made crust, and toppings, and call it…

Quick Vegetable Stock and Cooking Without MSG

For several days I have been wanting to make soup, but I don’t have any stock or chicken stock in the house, and I have done away with the chicken soup base flavoring which many of us, our parents and grandparents, may have used for decades.  As much as I loved the chicken soup base…

Oven Fried Chicken Drumsticks

Fried Chicken… Arguably, I don’t know of any two words which elicit as much excitement from our taste buds, as the mere mention of Fried Chicken. Frying chicken was a technique I’d seen more than a few times growing up in East Chicago, Indiana, but sadly, like so many of the lessons my parents tried…

Pancakes

Pancakes are something just about everybody likes.  Of course, it seems we go out to order them more than we make them at home, why?  Well, we like them done right, and some believe they are tedious at times and a little bit of a challenge.  SO…I decided to take a look at some recipes,…

Raisin / Cranberry Bread

I cannot remember when I first tasted Raisin Bread as a kid, but I know I remember it was GOOD!  I also remember in our apartment growing up, raisin bread went FAST!  So, it was almost like an unspoken incentive on the part of my parents having bought it, for us kids to wake up…

Pot Roast (Beef Chuck Roast)

Pot Roast seems to be a meal nearly everyone can agree on, and can also be a meal that requires very little prep and offers lots of flavor in a comfort food.  In Hammond, Indiana there was a little bistro – Ludwig’s Cafe that I really enjoyed going to for lunch or dinner. Ludwig’s Cafe…

Rich’s Lemon and Spicy Garlic Hummus

My brother Rich has an appreciation for Music, Food and Motorcycles.  He really enjoys trying anything new, and is much more brave than I to try some things, lol.  A few years ago he had gone out with friends and tried “Hummus”, and was so excited about it, he brought home 3 store-bought flavors to…