Feb’s Frittatas

Let me preface this by saying there are people in the world who know what frittatas are. I don’t. I call this a frittata probably because I vaguely remembered some cookery show and whoever was cooking was making a frittata. And I took nothing from it except the eggs, the grilling and the cool as shit word “frittata”. So, what I’m telling you is, I have no idea if this recipe is a real frittata or not. I also don’t care. I’m a Rock Chick, I break rules. Not important ones....

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Easy Fake Key Lime Pie

Or the pie that Lanie makes Hop and his kids in Fire Inside. “Since I didn’t have time, I cheated on the key lime pie and made the pie my grandmother taught me how to make, ‘When you’re in a pinch, sugar plum.’ That was, frozen lime juice concentrate mixed with Cool Whip, tossed into a premade graham cracker crust and chilled. It didn’t hold a candle to the real thing but, like Mamaw said, it did in a pinch or at least the way Hop, Molly and Cody wolfed it...

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Chocolate Sheet Cake

Or the cake Jet makes the first time Eddie comes over for dinner in Rock Chick Rescue. “What was that about?” I repeated. He turned square to me but didn’t touch me. “You’ve been branded.” I blinked. That didn’t sound good. “Pardon?” I asked. “Told Willie, called Lee and Darius. Word goes out tonight that you belong to me. Anyone fucks with you, they fuck with me, the DPD, all the boys at Nightingale Investigations and Darius Tucker. I’m callin’ in all my markers. I’m not...

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Barbeque Chicken Pizza

Many Americans will say that stuff is “The best in the world…” or, at least, many Americans I know (read: my Mother used to say that a lot, as in “Indiana strawberries are the best in the world!” and “Indiana corn is the best in the world!” – but then, Mom was the Queen of the Grand Statement, a trait she shared generously with me). As Mom didn’t travel the globe, these declarations were rubbish. Though loyal. The latter...

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Ashley Bars

Yes, I’ve named this after myself because I’ve tinkered with it so much, it’s all mine now. This was a recipe my Mom got from somewhere and it was called Congo Bars then. I don’t know where that name came from because, essentially, the original recipe is like a chocolate-chip-cookie-brownie-with-walnuts. But, whatever… Ingredients ¾ Cup Butter 2 ¼ Cup Brown Sugar (light or dark, I use whatever I have) 3 Eggs 2 ¾ Cup Flour 2 ½ Teaspoon Baking Powder ½ Teaspoon Salt 12 Ounces...

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Apple Caramelumble

“Elly Belly?” she called. “Can you give me a manicure after school?” “I gave you one yesterday, sweetie,” Bella answered, still scrubbing the skillet, which was, Fiona thought it important to note, thoroughly clean and had been for the last five minutes. “Can you teach me guitar?” Sally went on. “The guitar’s too big for you still, Sally. Like I said before, give it a year or so and we’ll start.” “Can we have your apple caramel-umble for pudding tonight?” Sally pressed....

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AB’s Wicked Caramel Layer Squares

(Or what Jet made for Indy and Lee’s partyin Rock Chick Rescue) This was a recipe, if memory serves (which it usually doesn’t), that my mother was given or that she found in some magazine. However, Mom in the mix or not, in the end, this is an Auntie Bec recipe. This is because my Auntie Bec, known by my brother, sister and me as AB, made these and she did it often. She did it so often, except for unwrapping the caramels, this took approximately 3.25 minutes to...

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Cat’s Mexican Chicken Bake

Ang’s Mexican Chicken Casserole fromPlay It Safe) Right. I don’t think my friend Cat made this up but I don’t care. What I do know is, she made it for me. And as far as I’m concerned, if someone makes something for me, they own it. And now you can own this and give it to all your friends. Like many of the recipes on this site, you will eat it and think you’d just created a dish o’ pure pleasure. Then you’ll give it to friends and family and they will declare you a Culinary...

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