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 […]

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 […]

Zucchini and Corn Chalupas (aka Tostadas)

Are you still swimming in zucchini? I’ve made zucchini pickles (two batches because my boyfriend ate the first batch all up!), zucchini bread and now zucchini and corn chalupas.  I’ve started picking them smaller and smaller, which is fun when they still have the blossoms attached. I save those for fried squash blossoms. The other […]

Cheater Carnitas from Leftover Pork Tenderloin

Yesterday I had some leftover grilled pork tenderloin, which I’d slathered with Dijon mustard and black pepper before grilling, and went through several ideas of how to use it. I settled on making some cheater carnitas. I chopped up the pork tenderloin into small cubes and let the cooked meat sit in some lime juice, […]

Leftover Scramble

Last night was a solo dinner and I had leftovers to use up.  Eggs are one of my favorite meals for using up bits and pieces of things and last night’s leftover scramble was a great example.  I’d made pizza on New Year’s Eve and had leftover chopped vegetables, including peppers, onions, olives and peperoncini. […]