Posts by Helen Rich

drunken mussels

Mad Science for Singles: Drunken Mussels Recipe

Or drink the cooking liquid and have a drunken chef! Seafood is a popular choice for the New Year’s table. Double the fun by adding some wine! My drunken mussels recipe calls for a cup of white wine, or you can mix it up with your own mad science. Drunken Mussels Simply scrumptious 1-2 pounds mussels, depending on your appetite Cold water 2 tablespoons flour 1-2 shallots, chopped 1-2 tomatoes, chopped 5-6 garlic cloves, chopped 3 tablespoons parsley,        …read more

Mad Science for Singles: Sherried Pearl Onions Recipe

These sherried pearl onions make a delicious side dish. Looking for the perfect addition to your holiday meal or a delectable side dish for tonight’s entrée? Try my sherried onions. Sherried Pearl Onions A flavorful, elegant side dish 1 cup pearl onions (frozen are easiest, just thaw) 2 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon sugar 1/4 cup dry sherry Melt butter over medium heat and cook onions until golden. Sprinkle with sugar and cook until brown. Add sherry.        …read more

banana rum sauce

Mad Science for Singles: Banana Rum Sauce Recipe

Yum! Banana rum sauce! Looking for something quick, delicious and elegant to satisfy your sweet tooth? Try my banana rum sauce. It pairs well with ice cream — or you can use mad science to create your own perfect pairings. BANANA RUM SAUCE RECIPE Get your pyro on — then cool down with this banana rum sauce over ice cream! 1/2 cup butter 3/4 cup brown sugar 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 cup lemon juice 2 tablespoons orange juice 1/2        …read more

Italian sausage stew recipe

Mad Science for Singles: Italian Sausage Stew Recipe

Cooler weather calls for hearty Italian sausage stew. Welcome to my lab. With each Mad Science entry, I provide a recipe and a hint to personalize your dish by changing up some of the ingredients. This month I have a simple, quick Italian sausage stew recipe that you can dish up in just 30 minutes. Make this Italian sausage stew recipe your own with mad science. Let’s get started. Italian Sausage Stew A simple and hearty recipe for one        …read more

huevos rancheros recipe

Mad Science for Singles: Huevos Rancheros Recipe

This huevos rancheros recipe will make you say, ‘Holy guacamole!’ This basic huevos rancheros recipe has no avocado, but it’s just so scrumptious I have to say, “Holy guacamole!” Of course, you can add avocado with your own mad science experiments! Huevos Rancheros Recipe Spice up your day with this easy recipe! Corn or flour tortilla Can of refried beans Red or green enchilada sauce Shredded Monterey Jack cheese Fried egg Salsa In a lightly        …read more

easy chicken recipe

Mad Science for Singles: Easy Chicken Recipe

This easy chicken recipe is my favorite. Why? Because (1) when I’m hungry, I’m hungry, (2) patience is not my strong suit, and (3) despite my faults, I try to eat healthy, balanced meals. Use mad science to make this recipe your favorite. Therefore... My Favorite Dinner A satisfying easy chicken recipe. 2 chicken thighs (I like them with bones and skin) 4 tablespoons flour Oil to brown thighs 2 tablespoons tomato paste Splash (or splashes)        …read more

Dutch Baby Pancake

Mad Science for Singles: Dutch Baby Pancake

Take this simple Dutch baby pancake from basic to brilliant. With just four ingredients, you can whip up a perfect brunch. This Dutch baby pancake, AKA magic pancake, is simple comfort food at its best. Use your own mad science to create a masterpiece. Check out my mad science mix-ins and toppings below, and then use your imagination and a dash of magic to make your own masterpiece. Dutch Baby Pancake, AKA Magic Pancake A beautiful        …read more

Mad Science for Singles: Bring on the Chocolate Ice Cream Flavors

I scream, you scream, we all scream for chocolate ice cream flavors! Welcome back to the lab! I’ve been busy conducting experiments, and this French chocolate silk ice cream recipe is going to make your day. It is so simple, and no special ice-cream-making equipment is required. Get creative with mad science ingredients for a variety of ice cream flavors. Take this recipe from basic to brilliant with your own mad science. Enough with the small talk. We        …read more

Beef Curry Recipe ingredients

Mad Science for Singles: Beef Curry Recipe for 1

Welcome to my laboratory. Muahaha. I’ve been busy conducting more experiments and have a beef curry recipe fresh from my laboratory for you. With each Mad Science entry, I give you a recipe and a few ideas to take your dish from basic to brilliant by changing up some of the flavors. Once you get the idea, you’ll be off on your own. Quit just watching celebrity chefs and be one. Enough with the small        …read more

shrimp grits recipe

Mad Science for Singles: Shrimp ’n’ Grits Recipe for 1

Welcome to my laboratory. Muahaha. I have been conducting some experiments and am ready to share them with the world, starting with my simple shrimp ’n’ grits recipe. Live alone? Me too. But I love to cook and I love to eat. And I hate math. Which is what I have to do every time I go to make a recipe. Recipes for four or six people? Get out the calculator and start dividing. So        …read more