Welcome to my virtual kitchen!

I hope you enjoy your visit here, whether it’s your first time or your 30th. I first started sharing my recipes as Facebook Notes, until my friends began asking how they could share them with their friends; so I gathered my courage and tiptoed into the world of blogging via Tumblr. As interest in my blog started “cooking,” my wonderful hubby set me up at WordPress with my own domain. (All the content from my previous blog moved here as well.) Let me know what you think, and be sure to bookmark it for future reference!

My other hobby, scrapbooking, is also documented at WordPress here.


Creamy Clam Chowder

This recipe is my adaptation of Cook’s Country’s version. I am all about chowder, any kind, any time; but especially if shellfish are involved.

  • 1 bag diced frozen potatoes (30-32 oz)
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp Old Bay seasoning
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 1 large or 2 small cans chopped clams
  • 2 tbsp instant mashed potatoes
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • oyster crackers for serving

Add first 7 ingredients to slow cooker and stir. Cook on high until vegetables are fully cooked (3-6 hours). Add remaining ingredients and serve when clams are warm, do not overcook.