Shokupan with Tangzhong

The magic of light, delicious homemade sandwich bread is the Tangzhong method; a type of roux made with either milk and flour (milk bread) or water and flour for a simple sandwich loaf called Shokupan in Japanese. If you’ve not yet tried it, read further and give it a try… don’t get discouraged by the…

a soup & sandwich kind of day

Val’s Tomato Soup with Sweet Chile Sauce and Basil 2 20 oz jars of homemade tomato sauce or 3 large cans good quality crushed tomatoes 4 cloves garlic, minced 4 basil leaves, sliced in thin ribbons 1/2 bag dry (about 2 cups) Great Northern Beans, cooked 1 cup sweet chile sauce (homemade or Thai Sweet…

Cooking out of the box…

My life, as a military spouse, has me jumping through hoops at times – I’m not alone in this (mostly) sisterhood, and I know I haven’t perfected living out of a box/suitcase; but the cooking thing? It’s out of the park, or in my case out of the box – For the movers I made:…

Food from Friends… Heinz 57 edition

Heinz 57, because we are a little of this, a little of that.  Native American (Sioux and Cherokee), Irish and German.  But growing up, there really wasn’t the distinction of tribal or global foods; my Mom is from Alabama, Dad is from New Mexico. So, we ate southern: spinach with vinegar, beans, fried potatoes and…