So Called Random

Inspiration, Lists, and a Random Number Generator



Chocolate Covered Marble Cake

The icing on this cake is freaking amazing (and simple). I doubled the icing recipe and I'm glad I did ... I ended up eating half of it while it was on the stove with a monstrous wooden spoon -... Continue Reading →


Southwest Chopped Salad

Found this salad on pinterest - perfect recipe, didn't change a thing other than the type of lettuce (iceberg makes me gag, not a clue why, so swapped it for chopped romaine.)  **Ok, actually upon second thought ... I guess... Continue Reading →

Grilled Skirt Steak Melts

So I got this off of Diner's, Drive-Ins, and Dives. In the beginning of the week I had glanced at the recipe to make my shopping list but never really read the instructions. I went about my business all week... Continue Reading →

Grilled Kielbasa with Russian Dressing and Easy-Make Potato and Onion Pierogies

I waltzed into my local South Carolina Walmart ready to pick up a nice box of frozen Mrs. T's pierogies. Despite my inner conflict with my wholly Pollock-self that they wouldn't be coming from an authentic Polish deli, they'd be... Continue Reading →

Campanelle in Bechamel and Bolognese Duo

So Rachel Ray called this a "lasagna bowl" and I get the pasta shape resembles the side of a lasagna noodle but it's a stretch to put this in the same category for me. There's no gooey melted mozzarella, no... Continue Reading →

Greek Yogurt “Mac & Cheese” Pasta Salad

I saw this recipe in a Cabot yogurt ad in a magazine and it looked interesting. Anytime you can trick me into liking a good, creamy pasta salad without mayo is the work of the gods above, because, let's face... Continue Reading →

Phyllo Wrapped Asparagus Pockets

So these are adorable, delicious, and take no more than 10 minutes to set up. This is Paula Deen's recipe. Who personally makes me cringe but - hey its a good recipe. I served two pockets per person as a... Continue Reading →

Ricotta Stuffed Shells

These shells are my own recipe and honestly I'm not that great at typing out recipes, mostly because I don't measure anything , and I tend to ramble, which you have already noticed. However - here is my best attempt... Continue Reading →

I used Guy Fieri's recipe to make these babies. I will say I have tried several different homemade pretzel recipes these past few years and this is BY FAR the best. I ended up whipping up this dipping sauce on... Continue Reading →

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