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

Chicken Burrito Bowls

I made the chicken burrito bowls again and played around with a different way to dress up the canned black beans for a day when I didn’t have time to caramelize onions. You just add some dried spices and a minced clove of garlic and voila!  Dressed up black beans.  Of course, if you were […]

More Broccoli: Chicken Divan with Fresh Broccoli

My grandmother’s recipe for this used frozen broccoli and had crushed potato chips on top.  In the quest to use up almost the last of a huge bag of fresh broccoli from the big box store, I made Chicken Divan with fresh broccoli and frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts.  I thawed the chicken in warm […]

Recipe: Chicken Soup with Rice in November

Do you remember the Maurice Sendak book about the boy who loves chicken soup with rice all year long? I told you once I told you twice All seasons of the year are nice For eating chicken soup with rice My girls learned that poem many years ago.  And November is definitely a good month […]

Tori Soboru – Gingery Spiced Chicken

I promised my daughter I’d only do one new Asian dish this week and since I have more time to explore new things on weekends, tonight was it! I made this gingery spiced chicken from Washoku: Recipes from the Japanese Home Kitchen. Of course, she LOVED it! I made this then served it over rice […]

Orzo – the pasta that looks like rice

Perusing my new old favorite cookbook, How to Cook Without a Book: Recipes and Techniques Every Cook Should Know by HeartI saw the section on orzo, so bought a box at the store. Why have I never cooked this before? We play around with little pastas all the time, yet somehow this was a new […]