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...]

Random Lessons

Roast Chicken

How to Cut up a Chicken

Trying to learn how to cut up a whole chicken into nice looking pieces? Here’s a great video on YouTube I found today.

Crockpot chicken broth

Crock Pot Chicken Broth

Do you make your own chicken broth?  You should!  It’s so easy and almost free if you would otherwise throw out the chicken bones.  You can also save the ends of carrots, celery and onions in the freezer until it’s time to make broth. If you want clear broth it’s best to make it on […]

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Using Leftovers

Pico del gallo sauce from fresh tomatoes

Pico del Gallo Recipe

The tomatoes are so good this time of the year!  And I could eat this sauce on practically anything. Serve it with tortilla chips for an appetizer or with quesadillas. Spoon on some black bean soup. Serve with grilled chicken or fish… the possibilities are nearly endless! Tonight we used it on some burritos made […]

Some Ideas for Using Leftover Bread and Bagels

It’s easy to throw stuff away when it’s gone stale but it’s amazing how much food the average household in America throws away every year. Would you believe over 450 pounds? That’s about 14 percent of the food brought IN to the house. And doesn’t count the food that goes down the garbage disposal or […]

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