Recently tried recipes

Pasta with white bean alfredo sauce. This wasn't a huge hit, but got eaten. It is a serviceable food storage menu item, and a unique way to eat beans. It's going into our food storage rotation.

Cream of cabbage soup. This was quite good. The grown-ups ate a lot; the kids ate a little. I used a whole head of cabbage instead of a half, and I'm glad I did. If I made it again, I would add more cornstarch.

Currant scones. For some reason the past few weeks I keep remembering the time during college when my medieval lit teacher invited the class over to her house for currant scones and lemon curd instead of having a final. I'm so glad I tried making these. They're heavenly, even without lemon curd. We ate them hot, and I think I enjoyed the smell even more than the taste.

Black bean tacos. I had to try this recipe because (1) we have a ton of black beans to use and (2) I wanted to try the method of frying up the tortillas in the pan with the filling inside. These were fun to make and fun to eat! I worried that the filling wouldn't have enough flavor, but it tasted great (I did add 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder). The only thing I will change next time is to use a different kind of oil: olive oil did not work well for the frying and I think an oil that can handle higher heat will be better. I will definitely be making this again.

Buttermilk chocolate Texas sheet cake. The first time I tried to make a chocolate sheet cake, I used a recipe that was evidently written for a smaller pan than mine, because my cake ended up about 1/2" tall. So I tried this recipe written for a baker's half-sheet, and it turned out just lovely. Very sticky. Yum. Next time I will flour the pan after greasing it (or use Baker's Joy, which I love) because the cake sticks to the bottom of the pan and it's hard to get slices out.


  1. I've made those black bean tacos twice. We love them. Unfortunately, they give me tummy aches, so we won't be making them much...

  2. When can I come over for dinner lol

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