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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 […]

Roasted Green Olives

These roasted green olives are cooked with orange zest and juice, garlic slices, rosemary sprigs, olive oil and crushed red pepper flakes. They are fantastic served warm but also delicious left over the next day and served at room temperature. I could not stop nibbling on them and am about to make another batch because […]

Chicken Pot Pie with Mushrooms and Leeks

Last night I made chicken pot pie with mushrooms and leeks for dinner. I picked up some boneless skinless chicken thighs on sale the other day, with no clear plan as to what I was going to make.  I used to plan out my meals every week and sometimes I still do that. But when […]

Recipes from the Past

Meatloaf on the Table in 20 Minutes!

Of course, it’s not really a “loaf” when you form it into patties, but the flavor says meatloaf! There are so many good variations of meatloaf. This one has Parmesan cheese in it, a new variation for me, and it was a very good one. The recipe came from Desperation Dinners, still one of my […]

Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

I have a stained recipe card from my grandmother containing her version of this recipe, with cubed chicken, frozen broccoli, and a potato chip topping. This one is so much better! It uses sauteed chicken breasts rather than cooked diced chicken but if you have some cooked chicken to use up, just adapt. I like […]

Indian Butter Chicken

My youngest came for dinner Friday night and I had fun planning an Indian dinner for her. I had just bought 660 Curries and I wanted to try some new recipes.  I had made Vibrant Chicken from it the night before and really liked it. I typically make coconut milk based curries and it was […]

Mustard Meatloaf with Bacon

This is from one my all-time favorite cookbooks, Let’s Eat In Quick and Delicious Weekday Meals, only available used on Amazon apparently. It’s quite a bargain at a penny! Save

Lime Juice, Soy Sauce, Ginger and Garlic Flank Steak Marinade

On a roll lately.. New flank steak marinade tonight from Bittman’s How to Cook Everything: Simple Recipes for Great Food .) I barbecued like I normally do. (I know, it is December but I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and unless it’s pouring down rain, I can easily barbecue–and do!) I typically would marinade […]