potato pancakes

Potato Pancakes aka Latkes

My regular potato pancake recipe has baking powder in it in addition to flour. I picked it up from a booklet on frugal cooking that I bought 20 years ago. These used to regularly show up on the dinner menu here, with applesauce. After going to a few … [Read More...]

marinated grilled pork tenderloin

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Asian Marinade

This pork tenderloin is sliced, pounded, then marinated in a marinade that reminded me of Vietnamese flavors. They were in Cooking Light magazine as part of a "cook once, eat three times" article.  I just used one pork tenderloin rather than two but … [Read More...]

Stir-Fried Asparagus

Stir-Fried Asparagus with Garlic

I was hoping to post this Chinese chicken recipe I saw online. I've got a great picture even! Alas, the sauce was way too salty. I hate that. But the good news is that I looked around for a stir fry vegetable to serve with the chicken and found … [Read More...]

Bread, Pepper & Ricotta Frittata

Bread, Pepper and Ricotta Frittata

Frittatas can be made with nearly anything you have around or nearly nothing, as long as you have some eggs and a vegetable of some kind.  Last night I saw the idea of adding stale bread to the egg mixture in Lidia's Italy in America in her recipe … [Read More...]

Random Lessons

Roast Garlic with Homegrown Garlic

I grow my own garlic and had the best harvest this year, due in part, I believe, to the lasagna gardening method I tried. Just a few week ago I used up the last of last year’s garlic so am now starting to cut the heads off the new braid hanging in the kitchen. Last […]

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

Chicken Salad Sandwich: Simple is Good

Sometimes the simplest dinners are so good!  I had barbecued some chicken leg quarters the other night, after marinating them in the best chicken marinade.  We had one leg quarter left over.  Last night for dinner I turned it into chicken salad for some great sandwiches. Pull the skin off the chicken and pull the […]

Cheeseburger Soup

I had bought a tray pack of ground turkey at Costco the other day. The first pack we had friends over for dinner and made Turkey Burgers, sweet potato fries, and coleslaw. Tonight I weighed out a pound and froze the extra (about half a pound) from one tray pack and made Cheeseburger Soup. This […]

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