Flying Jacob – But it Should Be Called Flying Elvis

I'm in this Facebook group about weird food from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Post-Modern food if you will. Lots of salads with Jello or gelatin depending on the decade. Recipes with ingredients that should never be in the same dish, let alone meal. Questionable recipes at best, but for many in my generation - comfort food. I grew up on Tang and Poptarts. My

Flying Jacob – But it Should Be Called Flying Elvis2021-05-05T12:57:27-05:00

Chicken Pot Pie

We're currently experiencing some warmer than usual temps in Minnesota., but last week when I made this we had a hard frost. There's nothing like a delicious chicken pot pie on a cold evening. If you're looking for comfort foods to feed the family this chicken pot pie is sure to please and you'll still have plenty of leftovers. I could have made three pies

Chicken Pot Pie2020-10-07T10:12:55-05:00

Homemade Tomato Soup – Super Easy & Delicious!

I grew up on Campbell's Tomato Soup. It was the meal of the sick and infirm in my house. Caught a cold? Here's some Campbell's Tomato Soup. Get your finger slammed in the car door? Have a bowl of piping hot canned soup. Got dumped? Here's some soup - heat it up in the microwave. Nothing beats tomato soup with a grilled cheese

Homemade Tomato Soup – Super Easy & Delicious!2020-09-14T15:15:45-05:00

Big Mac Hot Dish

If you're looking for comfort food, this Big Mac Hot Dish is just the thing on a cold winter day. Seriously, it's really tasty and super easy to make.  I grew up on Tang and Pop Tarts, going to McDonald's was a rare thing in my family and quite a treat when it did happen. The only reason to go to McDonald's back then was

Big Mac Hot Dish2018-01-27T19:25:49-06:00

The Best Reuben Balls Recipe

This is the best Rueben Balls recipe you will find, and these are the best balls you will ever put in your mouth.  Not hyperbole. Recently I made Baked Reuben Dip as part of a Vikings Game Day Appetizer series (Go Vikes and Skol!!) and had half a jar of sauerkraut leftover. Because no one eats just sauerkraut I wanted to do something to use

The Best Reuben Balls Recipe2018-01-21T16:49:51-06:00

Cheesy Smoked Sausage Hotdish Instant Pot Recipe

I've been cooking with my Instant Pot just about every day since I got it a few weeks ago. I used the Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker, 6Qt/1000W, but you can use any pressure cooker. I put together this cheesy smoked sausage hotdish Instant Pot recipe so I could use up some kielbasa I had in the freezer. Not only was it super easy

Cheesy Smoked Sausage Hotdish Instant Pot Recipe2016-08-17T16:03:35-05:00

Authentic Minnesota Tater Tot Hot Dish

Authentic Minnesota Tater Tot Hot Dish A few weeks ago a Buzzfeed quiz was making the rounds. It was clickbait titled: This Food Test Will Determine If You’re Actually From Minnesota. Being a Minnesotan, I clicked on it to see if I was actually from Minnesota. I scored a 12 out of 12, but being Minnesotan I'm not going to toot my horn about it. Minnesotans

Authentic Minnesota Tater Tot Hot Dish2021-02-16T10:47:15-06:00

Day 1 Without Carbohydrates, Let the Wagers Begin

Image via Wikipedia Day 1 without carbohydrates. ***The contest has been changed since only two people were willing to bet against me. New Contest For Happy Goat Soap*** This sucks. I'm only 12 and a half hours into this and I don't know how I'm going to do it. The hard part isn't avoiding the foods I am giving up. The hard part is the

Day 1 Without Carbohydrates, Let the Wagers Begin2010-03-01T13:11:24-06:00

About Redhead Ranting

Redhead Ranting is the rantings of a frazzled, twice divorced mother of two who freelances and cares for two stupid dogs while writing her memoir against incredible and unbelievable odds (but will make a wonderful book one day).

Recent Works

Recent Posts