Latest Cheap Recipes and Blog Posts

Raw Artichoke Salad

When you grow artichokes (or anything else really), you need to find new ways to eat them!  This raw artichoke salad is one I’ve now made many times. I don’t measure anything anymore and often make it from just one artichoke just for me. I got the original recipe from Buvette (Amazon link), a cookbook I […]

Sweet Zucchini Pickles

One of the customers on Marlo’s route gave him a jar of sweet zucchini pickles one year and he couldn’t stop raving about them last summer when I was blessed with an abundance of zucchini. His customer was happy to share the recipe, but couldn’t remember which recipe he’d used. He gave us three different […]

Greek Turkey Burgers for Two

I love gyros and sometimes I make these fake gyros for dinner. But I have to plan ahead enough to have pita bread and my planning ahead has really fallen by the wayside when I’m just cooking for one or two most of the time. I saw these Greek Turkey Burgers in my latest issue […]

Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese for One or Two

Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese is quick and easy to make. It’s also easy to stir in some ham, peas, asparagus or whatever you like to add to your mac and cheese. And you can cook it all in one saucepan. You just reduce heavy cream, then add the grated cheese to it and stir until […]

Vietnamese Breaded Pork Chops and Stir-Fried Asparagus

I was on my own for dinner the other night and pulled a pork chop out of the freezer to defrost, not sure what I was going to do with it. I ended up making these Vietnamese breaded pork chops, which was a far cry from what I had in mind initially. But I’m glad […]

Recipes from the Past

Menu for the Week: Black Bean Burgers, Pork Scallopini and More

My weekly menu plans these days rarely have an assigned day and I typically aim for planning 4 dinners.  My daughter has dinner with her dad one night a week so I don’t plan that night as I just figure out something for myself based either on leftovers or some small thing.  We’ll usually have […]

Daikon and Carrot Pickle (aka Do Chua)

Even our local Safeway carries daikon radishes now, plus I can get them at our farmer’s market too.    I wanted to make  a home version of banh mi sandwich last night so went online to find a recipe. Ended up at the Viet World Kitchen and used the recipe here for Do Chua. Aren’t they […]

Chive Flower Vinegar

Last night I started some chive flower vinegar. I’m using white distilled vinegar as I wanted the color to shine through.  I picked the flowers, washed them off, dried them (you can use a salad spinner), then added them to a quart of vinegar.  Will let it sit for a few weeks and then taste! […]

Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

I got these from a freezer cooking Yahoo group. When you’ve got overripe bananas on the counter, bake up a batch of these cookies instead of banana bread for a change! They’re excellent! (And in case you don’t know, if you don’t have time to bake now, you can throw the bananas in the freezer, […]

What’s For Dinner? Chicken with Tarragon Sauce

I love exploring new cookbooks. The fancy ones with beautiful pictures are fun to look at but when it gets down to the nuts and bolts of putting dinner on the table reliably my favorites are often not much to look at but chock-full of good everyday recipes most people I know would like. Clear […]