Posts by Helen Rich

savory sauce recipe

Mad Science for Singles: Savory Sauce Recipe

Use this savory sauce recipe to add flavor to anything! (Well, almost anything.) Welcome back to my Mad Science lab, where I’m stirring up delicious recipes that anyone can master and customize to their own tastes. This savory sauce recipe will kick up the flavor of your main dish. Simply grill, broil or otherwise cook a delicious single serving of any protein, such as chicken, fish or beef. Meanwhile, whip up this savory sauce recipe and then pour it on        …read more


Mad Science for Singles: Welsh Rarebit Recipe

Feeling hangry? Welsh rarebit (melted cheese on toast) is the cure. Welcome to the Mad Science lab, where I’m whipping up an easy indulgent recipe: Welsh rarebit. Sometimes called Welsh rabbit (don’t worry — there’s no rabbit involved), this delicious melted cheese served on toast makes a fantastic snack, or it can be cut into pieces for a popular appetizer. This cheesy goodness on toast is classic pub fare and pairs perfectly with a beer. With a        …read more

Mad Science for Singles: Fancy French Fish Recipe

This beautiful French fish is flavorful and fantastique! I’m back in the lab preparing another Mad Science recipe for you, and this one is not just fancy-looking — it’s delicious! Having company? This scrumptious French fish will wow your guests too. What’s so fancy about this French fish recipe? It’s baked en papillote — that is, in parchment paper. This method keeps the fish tender and full of flavor and nutrients. You get to prepare your fish (salmon, mahi-mahi, whatever you like) with your side dish, and        …read more

cinnamon sauce

Mad Science for Singles: Boozy Chocolate Cinnamon Sauce Recipe

Top any dessert with this decadent chocolate cinnamon sauce. Welcome back to my lab, where I’m creating simple, delicious recipes for singles. With each entry, I give you the basic recipe followed by Mad Science tips for conducting your own experiments. With only a few ingredients, you can enjoy a gourmet recipe from your own kitchen. No matter your skill level, let your inner mad scientist out and let’s get cooking. Do you have a sweet tooth?        …read more

popover recipe

Mad Science for Singles: Popover Recipe

This popover recipe is so incredibly simple! Welcome back to my lab, where I’ve been creating scrumptious recipes for singles. This month I’ve prepped a lovely popover recipe that is sure to become one of your favorites. With only five ingredients, you can create a popover that will make any meal beautiful. This basic popover recipe is perfect as a side. For example, try it with my roast beef recipe. Or you can use mad science to alter        …read more

roast beef recipe

Mad Science for Singles: Roast Beef Recipe

This roast beef recipe is ready in under 60 minutes! Welcome back to my lab, where I’ve been busy experimenting with recipes for singles. This month I’ve created a delicious, satisfying roast beef recipe with carrots, potatoes, onions and a pretty darn sexy gravy. And it’s ready in less than an hour! If you’re single now, you won’t be for long! Let’s get started. Roast Beef Recipe Quick and easy but oh so delicious 1        …read more

lava cake

Mad Science for Singles: Chocolate Molten Lava Cake Recipe

Here’s your chocolate fix! You’re welcome. Satisfy your sweet tooth with this decadent dessert! Chocolate Molten Lava Cake Recipe Easy and oh, so good! 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 egg 3 tablespoons flour Preheat oven to 400º. Heat chocolate chips and butter in double boiler until melted and incorporated. Remove from heat. Add sugar and vanilla and then mix. When cooled enough, add beaten        …read more

drunken mussels

Mad Science for Singles: Drunken Mussels Recipe

Just add wine to my drunken mussels recipe. (Or drink the cooking liquid and have a drunken chef instead!) Welcome back to my lab, where I’m busy creating recipes for singles. If you live alone like me, you might not feel like pulling out your cookbooks every day. Recipes created for four to six people equate to doing a lot of math. And I don’t know about you, but I’m not fond of math. But I do love to        …read more

Mad Science for Singles: Sherried Pearl Onions Recipe

These sherried pearl onions make a delicious side dish. Welcome back to my lab, where I’ve been working on scrumptious recipes for singles. If you live alone like me, you probably don’t want to do a bunch of mental math every time you open a cookbook that was designed for a group. But you don’t want to microwave frozen dinners or eat out all the time either. So I’ve prepared the Mad Science for Singles series to make our        …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