Looking for a Few Good Cooks

Good morning everyone! It did nothing but snow yesterday and it gave me the most perfect excuse to stay at home and start a rather ambitious project that I have been wanting to do for some time, write a cookbook. I spent the day categorizing, sorting, and determining which recipes would go into the book…

Moved

I know I fall off the blogging and writing wagon a lot.  I get tangled up with work and life.  I blame my MS from time to time.  I get unreasonable tired and pack it up to bed so early that I forget to do what I love.  Well, approaching one year of MCGal blogging…

Beef and Barley Soup

It’s not really fall yet here, but the weather was cold, windy, and wet. Which is nice, because we live in an area while not on fire, we’re being smoked. So soup was on our mind. Mr. Stacy and I celebrated our 11th anniversary this weekend and we took a trip to the farmer’s market…

Founding Fathers and Ice Cream

Mr. Stacy and I went on vacation over this last week.  We don’t get to do big vacations very often, so when I approached the idea I went to his bucket list (yep. He keeps a bucket list) and picked Mount Rushmore.  Didn’t quite have the ring that Scotland did, however, it fit into the…

Hello Spring?

Well, this winter had a hard time ending as it always does here in Montana.  Even now I can almost promise that there will be one more snowy day before we reach the end of the month.  However, we never let that stop us from planning for summer. This spring’s buzz word for us has…

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

It’s a St. Patty’s Day staple and I have been making it for over 20 years.  Gotta let that sink in for a moment… 20 years. Wow.  That’s a lot of corned beef and cabbage. Slow cooker is hands down the best way to make this dish.  Set it and forget it.  I’ve never been…

Corned Beef and Cabbage Pizza

Originally I had done this as video and when trying to edit the video, there were some problems.  Needless to say, it didn’t work out.  So, instead, I am simply releasing the recipe here.  Nothing new about that. Right? Anyway, we really like doing mashups with different kinds of non-traditional toppings and a corned beef…

Grilled Chicken Salad

On the nights that life is hard and coming up with a meal is too daunting of a task we like to turn to salads. Green salads full of crunch and flavor have been a standard go to for us when we aren’t sure what to make for quite some time, soup being the other….

Twice Baked Spaghetti Squash

There is that part of me that recognizes the need for healthy foods and lighter fare.  And, for the most part, I wouldn’t call my cooking overly rich or heavy.  But it definitely hardy and meant to stick with you for a long period of time.  Not to mention the need for leftovers because saving…

Shepard’s Pie

We are getting ready for March here.  March means three things: Spring St. Patrick’s Day My Birthday In short, the celebration of all things green and Irish.  (Technically I am only part Irish.  I am also Welsh, German, English, and other.  Essentially, I am American.)  This is the time of year when I can really…

Bacon & Cheese Beer Bread

    Mr. Stacy loves a good beer bread, especially when it’s soft, warm, and full of all the little things that he enjoys like good beer, cheese, and bacon.  Can’t say I blame him.  I think I am right there with him.  It wasn’t until I moved to Germany where I found out what…