Realistic Cooking Ideas

for Busy People! And sharing our life adventures along the way!

Thank you for visiting Realistic Cooking Ideas. This recipe has been moved to Supper Plate. Please click here for the recipe. I have started a new cooking blog called Supper Plate. This blog will contain some of the recipes from Realistic Cooking Ideas and many new recipes! I hope that you will follow me at …

Continue reading

Recipe moved to: No Bake Creamy Chocolate Banana Pie with Crushed Mint M&Ms Made With Dark Chocolate Please consider following us at our new Blog called Supper Plate for your favorite recipes from Realistic Cooking Ideas and many new recipes! We thank you for your continual support!

I hope everyone had a wonderful New Years! Sometimes we go out for dinner on New Years Eve and other times we stay at home and try a new recipe. This year’s recipe was: Vietnamese Braised Scallops. Not only were they easy to cook, I was able to make the sauce earlier in the day. …

Continue reading

It is time to try a new cookie for Christmas. This is Alton Brown’s recipe that you can find here. I really like his recipes because they are scientific-based with exact measurements. He weighs his ingredients instead of measuring for precision. We prefer our cookies to be soft instead of hard and crunchy. Most ginger …

Continue reading

Can you believe it is a few weeks until Thanksgiving? It is always fun to try new recipes to determine what makes it to the finals! It is my version of a food tryout for the Thanksgiving menu! This recipe is similar to my Pumpkin Pie made with Fresh Pumpkin Puree except I had a …

Continue reading

This time of year I am always looking for a new recipe or inspiration to use with apples. I got this recipe from here. I did make the caramel sauce but I did not like it – far too sugary and nothing like caramel. But this is a very easy recipe to make and you …

Continue reading

This is a great time of year when the leaves are changing colors and a crispness comes into the air. It is a time when everyone wants to make apple pies, pumpkin pies and a lot of other good fall inspired dishes. Often we have pumpkin puree left over and it would be terrible to …

Continue reading

After making the Slow-Cooked Bourbon Chicken, I had bourbon left over and wanted to make a few other recipes. We love strawberry shortcake so I decided to try a couple of different recipes! Previously I posted a quick and easy recipe to make your own whipped cream using bourbon – Strawberry Shortcake with Bourbon Whipped Cream. …

Continue reading

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week! We are still having odd weather where it is nice one day and the next it drops 20 degrees. Plus a lot of rain with flood warnings. Luckily last Sunday we had a beautiful day where Greg and I got out to play a round of disc …

Continue reading

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day everyone! Whether or not you are Irish or Irish American, I wish you a wonderful, blessed day filled with much happiness! Today I would like to share this Old Irish Blessing and an Irish Guinness Stew recipe. An Old Irish Blessing May love and laughter light your days, and warm your …

Continue reading

Books by Patricia Furstenberg

Where Books and Dogs Travel through History

Roadtirement

"Traveling and Retired"

Its good to be crazy Sometimes

A view from the inside of going through the minefield of the British benefit system if you are disabled and the ups and downs of coping with mental illness

nowathome

Love life! Sharing and caring!

The Tiny Potager

Artist inspired by my garden, the seasons and a smidgen of make-believe

A Home by the Sea

My Journey Towards Retirement by the Sea

Lucy's Friendly Foods

Inspiring friendly recipes and thoughts

crispina kemp

A creative miscellany of mythic fantasies

Mrs Portly's Kitchen

A Suffolk Aga Saga

Tallis Steelyard

The jumbled musings of Tallis Steelyard