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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 […]

Corn and Three Onion Chowder with Roasted Hatch Chiles

This corn and three onion chowder came about because I’ve been cooking more with leeks lately. It was definitely soup weather and a chowder sounded perfect to me. I had some corn in the freezer, as well as some roasted Hatch green chiles. I also had some leftover steamed sauteed potatoes so I used those up […]

Cauliflower Cheese & Beer Soup

I have made cauliflower soup many times and I’ve made cheese and beer soup several times, and plain cheddar cheese soup as well. The other night it was cold here and I wanted soup again.  I’ve already made one batch of vegetable soup from Thanksgiving’s turkey. But I wanted something heartier this time. I spotted […]

Bubble and Squeak (Colcannon) Revised

I’ve made bubble and squeak several times but I’ve always made it by cooking the cabbage and potatoes separately or using leftover mashed potatoes. As I was thumbing through Joy of Cooking (Amazon link) the other night I saw that they cook the potatoes and cabbage (and green onions) together in one pot, then mash […]

Quick Spaghetti with Tomatoes and Capers

This quick spaghetti with tomatoes and capers also has fresh basil, garlic and bread crumbs. I’ve made pasta with breadcrumbs before and loved the texture of the crunchy breadcrumbs with the soft pasta.  Adding tomatoes and capers adds another layer of flavor. As an aside, I always have fresh bread crumbs in the freezer. They’re […]