zucchini and rice tart

Lidia’s Zucchini and Rice Tart

My niece is coming for dinner tonight and I thought it would be fun to have something to nibble on while I'm fixing dinner.  I saw this zucchini and rice tart and thought it sounded good and would taste fine the next day so I made it last night. I … [Read More...]

cream scones with cranberries

Cream Scones with Sweetened Dried Cranberries

When my girls were young, some other neighborhood moms and I would walk downtown really early on Saturday mornings to a certain coffee shop that had the best scones. My favorites were the cranberry ones. I've tried baking scones multiple times and … [Read More...]

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...]

Random Lessons

pickled beets

Pickled Beets and Beet Greens

I made these mustard and bread crumb pork chops again tonight. Forgot to take a picture but they are so easy and so good, you need to try them!  I threw some sweet potatoes in to bake with them, and then cooked some beet greens in a skillet when everything else was done. I picked […]

Cooking Crab Cakes from Leftover Crab

Recipe: Crab Cakes from Leftover Fresh Crab

Hopefully you can splurge now and then on some special food, whatever that is for your family. And then if there are leftovers you certainly don’t want to waste them! For us, or at least for me, it’s fresh crab, which is in season right now. It’s our traditional New Year’s Eve dinner and such […]

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Using Leftovers

Things to Make with Leftover Chicken

Wow, check out this comprehensive list of recipes for leftover chicken! I’ll add a few favorites of my own: Chinese Chicken Salad #1 Chicken and Corn Chowder Chicken Curry Salad Chicken Pot Pie Chicken Quesadillas Creamed Chicken on Rice Creole Chicken Enchiladas Fried Rice Leftover Turkey or Chicken Sandwich Spread Middle East Chicken Soup Pasta […]

Cold Chicken Sesame Noodles with Cucumbers

Recipe: Cold Sesame Noodles with Chicken and Cucumbers

I pretty much followed Mark Bittman’s recipe here for Cold Noodles with Sesame Sauce, Chicken and Cucumers. I had simmered a whole chicken the other night to make King Ranch Chicken Casserole, which we had for dinner and then my daughter took for lunch a few times and I had for lunch as well.  It […]

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