King Ranch Chicken Casserole

I’m not sure where the name comes from but you’ll find variations of this all over the place. You can use canned cream of whatever soup or make your own homemade cream soup replacement. If you can’t find Rotel brand tomatoes, use a can of diced tomatoes and a small can of diced green chiles.

Beef Stew with Red Wine and Garlic

Any Patricia Cornwall suspense fans will enjoy this cookbook, Food To Die For: Secrets From Kay Scarpetta’s Kitchen. Food plays an important theme throughout the Kay Scarpetta novels and it’s obvious that the author enjoys herself in the kitchen. Last night I made the Beef Stew with Red Wine and Garlic. Save

Crockpot Spare Ribs

Easy spare ribs for dinner yesterday. I cut them into individual pieces, salt and peppered them, and put them in the crockpot. Covered them with barbecue sauce and them cook all day. Just before serving I pulled them out of the sauce and broiled them a few minutes. The only thing I’d do differently next […]

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 […]

Ham and Swiss Cheese Noodle Bake

Leftover Ham? Let’s see, there’s scrambled eggs with ham, quiche, ham and Swiss cheese sandwiches, split pea soup, macaroni and cheese with ham, grilled cheese and ham sandwiches… Oh, the list could go on and on. This is similar to macaroni and cheese but is made with egg noodles and Swiss cheese. I cut the […]