Meatless Lasagna

Sometimes it’s all about the cravings. The cravings are this: Barilla lasagna pasta Part skim Ricotta cheese mixed with basil Slices of mozz cheese Fried onions, garlic and dandelion leaves Fried mushrooms Hunts… Continue reading

Olive Oil Fried Day Old Bread Toast

Looking for fancy? Keep shuffling past this. One “waste-not” challenge I frequently face is with my favorite bread which turns uncrusty after the first day. Usually we end up finishing the loaf within… Continue reading

Roast Chicken ala Thomas Keller

Roast chicken is a preparation that really intimidated me. There was this one time that I tried it and it resulted in burned, undercooked, wasted chicken which decidedly swayed me to buy grocery… Continue reading

Vanilla Marshmallows & Hot Chocolate

Blizzard homemade bonanza; marshmallows and hot cocoa mix.

White Bean & Ham Soup with Hearth Bread

Used dried white beans, frozen ham remnants and homemade chicken stock. To flavor the soup, sauteed vegetables with a ham hock. Included the hock while stewing. Presoaked the beans for a couple of… Continue reading

Chicken Fried Rice

A concoction of brown rice, ginger, garlic, bok choy, shiitake mushrooms, carrots, onions along with soy and fish sauce. It was pretty tasty the first day, but the next day, the aromas became… Continue reading

Campanelle & Sardines

I’m proud of this meal as a really fast after work dinner that I came up with on the fly. Pasta with a can of sardines and their oil, garnished with raisins and… Continue reading

Heritage Pork Loin Roast

This roast was trussed to keep it together and seasoned with salt and pepper to allow the wonderful heritage pork flavor to shine. The roast came out stiff rather than tender when cooked… Continue reading

Midnight Snack Homemade Pretzels

Used the recipe from Joy of Cooking. They came out well for a quick-quick recipe. Garnished with various salts. They were really soft when they first came out of the oven. The next… Continue reading

Egg Muffins with Vegetables and Bacon

Snowy day egg muffin breakfast. Scrambled eggs, bacon bits, bok choy, tomatoes, cheese.