At Mimi's Table

. . . lessons from an older and wiser girl

Simple Italian Meat Sauce

grannie geek, meat sauceSimple Italian Meat Sauce cooks up quickly for a pasta dinner or to save as the base for a nice pan of lasagna.  This sauce uses butter and a little milk, so it's sort of like a bolognese, but only takes 45-60 minutes. I like the ...

Cheesy Leek Potato Soup

grannie geek, cheesey leek and potato soupWOW!  This is an awesome potato soup, if I do say so myself.  Perfect for a cool and windy Halloween night, or any night for that matter.  I just happened to make this on Halloween. Cheesy Leek Potato Soup is a combination ...

Chili Cheese Dogs

There really are no words to adequately express the love of a good hot dog. grannie geek, chili cheese dogs In my early days, the best hot dogs were those at Coney Island in Gary, Indiana, around 13th and Broadway, if I remember correctly, maybe a little south.  My dad ...

Fresh Tomato Marinara

Marinara-SauceTomatoes, lovely tomatoes!  My poor little garden pumped out some amazing tomatoes this summer.  In fact, there are still some on the vine.  It's getting cooler here in Billings, but I'm hoping the lovely red fruits will survive another few weeks. I managed to pick about five pounds of ...

Rigatoni alla Vodka

grannie geek: rigatoni alla vodkaI'm in love with Italian food.  Isn't everyone?  So many dishes are creamy, rich and very satisfying.  They're easy to prepare and fun to make, unpretentious - something to please everyone.  And Italian food is inexpensive and serves plenty.  Besides, I have two tomato ...

Super Sloppy Joes

grannie geek, super sloppy joesI bet everyone has a favorite recipe for Sloppy Joes.  This all-American sandwich is a standard I bet eaten in most households in one form or another.  I bet, too, that most of us make the sauce using a powdered pre-packaged mix or sauce ...