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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

Fried Potatoes

You can use raw or cooked potatoes for fried potatoes. Call them “sauteed” if you want to sound healthier! If I have raw potatoes I tend to peel them. If I have (or create) leftover baked potatoes, I just dice them. In fact, I’ll sometimes make extra baked potatoes so I can make these quickly […]

Chicken Soup with Rice and Squash

I made chicken broth the other night. I always keep a bag of chicken bones and parts in the freezer and it tends to get full just about the time I run out of chicken broth. I cannot remember the last time I bought a can or box of chicken broth. I freeze my homemade […]

Favorite Recipes from 2016

It’s time to do a post on my favorite recipes of the year. For January, I have to go with Tamar Adler’s Minestrone Soup. I just made this again last month in fact! For February, the choice is a little harder but I’ll recommend you try this chicken and leek pie from Nigel Slater. This […]

Raspberry Tart

Gifts from friends that know you well are the best. A shining example is this fantastic cookbook that one of my oldest friends sent me “just because.” Coincidentally, I’m currently reading Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life, which mentions Local Flavors: Cooking and Eating from America’s Farmers’ Markets. I love noting […]

Super Easy Lemon Cheesecake

This super easy lemon cheesecake recipe gives you a rich smooth cheesecake. It takes a while to bake but there’s nothing particularly tricky about making it. You can buy a graham cracker crust or just crush up enough crackers and make your own easily enough. The recipe is from Mom’s Big Book of Baking, one […]