Pork and Mango Kebabs

Pork and Mango Kebabs

I picked up a copy of Eat: The Little Book of Fast Food by Nigel Slater. It has over 600 recipes for those times "you just want to eat" without futzing around too much.  In addition to the sandwich I made earlier with chicken, avocado and an herb … [Read More...]

broccoli rabe, sausage and pasta

Penne with Broccoli Rabe and Sausage

This pasta with broccoli rabe and sausage is from Lidia's Favorite Recipes: 100 Foolproof Italian Dishes, from Basic Sauces to Irresistible Entrees, which I borrowed from the library. I have other cookbooks from her and love them so thought it would … [Read More...]

fried rice

Fried Rice with Steak, Asparagus and Carrots

Fried rice is one of my oldest's favorite dinners yet somehow it's been ages since I made it.  It's a great way to use up bits of vegetables and meat, in this case some leftover steak and a handful of raw asparagus. It works best with leftover rice … [Read More...]

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beets with sour cream

How to Roast Beets

Another “simple is best” recipe! I grew beets in the garden this year. They grow very easily and wait patiently in the ground until I want them. How could you ask for an easier vegetable to grow?!   If you grew them or if your beets came with greens from the store, remove all but an […]

Creole Soup

Creole Chicken Broth Soup Recipe

I was in the mood for soup and had chicken broth in the freezer, but no cooked chicken. Could have added some chicken pieces to this if I wanted more protein but I’d had a bean heavy lunch and didn’t feel the need. I used a few cups of leftover mixed vegetables I had in […]

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Using Leftovers

Salmon Cakes from Leftover Salmon

I stole a recipe from my all time favorite The Fannie Farmer Cookbook: Anniversary and turned crab cakes into salmon cakes tonight, using the salmon leftover from last night, breadcrumbs and all. Another hit! This actually came out a bit moister than necessary. It tasted absolutely wonderful but might have been a bit easier to […]

steak tacos

Leftover Flank Steak

I think it’s a good sign when something was so good I couldn’t wait to make it again!  That’s how it was with the steak tacos I posted about earlier.  I’d mentioned them to my sister who told me she’d made them and loved them. She added a bit of brown sugar to the steak […]

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