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Word Formadjective
DefinitionFat; oily.
UsageHis car was splattered with some sort of pinguid substance, and trying to wash it away only seemed to spread the mess.

Aunt Ina’s Kitchen


She was actually my great aunt, but I always called her Aunt. To  me, she was tall, dignified and wise.  Nothing took her by surprise; she was always prepared.  Between her and her sister (my grandmother) I was taught common sense,  to always plan ahead, and to never stop learning.

To honor and acknowledge her life as a world traveler who was determined to learn as much as possible about other cultures and their way of cooking, we offer you a selection of her recipe collection,  and also other recipes that we feel she would have approved of.    We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.



Moist, delectable, and soul satisfying …

Bonnie;s Pineapple Upside Down Cake

The day is a bit dreary, there are several really boring chores that have to be done and I feel as if I'm being abused.  Then Dave's aunt came up and made her Pineapple Upside Down Cake.  I wasn't … Read more...

Texas Watermelon

It's all cut up and ready to cook

I was able to buy a fairly decent watermelon last week.  It wasn't the best I've ever had, but it definitely wasn't the worst either.  Good old southern Texas was growing them and shipping them … Read more...

Mascarpone Cheese – what do you do with it?

Mascarpone Cheese – what do you do with it?

How many people watch cooking shows on TV?  Like CHOPPED?  I love that show - it gives one such wild ideas.  Like Mascarpone.  They all seem to use Mascarpone in everything, from savories to … Read more...

Making Things Perfectly Clear

Making Things Perfectly Clear

I love to cook - I really do.  I enjoy making things from scratch and spending time in my kitchen chopping and mincing and mixing various herbs to create a unique taste.  But I've never been able to … Read more...

The Scot and the Devil – a heartwarming combination

The Scot and the Devil – a heartwarming combination

No, I not talking about a romance novel set in Scotland. That's not really my style, even though I've heard some of those novels are as sizzling as my topic will be today. I'm talking about Scotch … Read more...

Comfort Food on a Chilly Morning

Hazy mist

It's true, winter is not really here yet, but the mornings are chilly - usually around 38 to 42 degrees F.   So I decided to make something warm and yummy to have with our morning coffee.  Banana … Read more...


Yep, candied bacon.  A taste treat that will make your taste buds jump up and down with joy. I ran into an old Betty Crocker recipe for bacon pancakes and decided to try them.  Wonderful idea, … Read more...

Bonnie’s Authenic German Hot Potato Salad Recipe

Bonnie’s Authenic German Hot Potato Salad Recipe

Okay, okay - I know people everywhere say Their Hot Potato Salad is authentic and I know they totally believe that. However, does anyone  know what the word 'authentic' in this case really means?  … Read more...

Making your own Rice or Chickpea Flour

It's NOT wheat flour!

  I've been making my own flours for years now, especially rice flour.  My mom had to have it when she was having some stomach problems and rice flour  was one of the few flours that … Read more...

BEST Chicken Casserole (gluten-free)

BEST Chicken Casserole (gluten-free)

Yeah, yeah, I know - Everyone thinks their chicken casserole is the BEST.  And truly?  It probably is - at least to them.  I think what we have here is the simple fact that many people create … Read more...