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 […]

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 […]

Poached Zucchini with Olive Oil: A New-to-Me Way to Cook Zucchini

My zucchini plants are still producing and I share the green and white striped ones with my boyfriend’s mother. The other day she said she was going to fix them in an old Italian way, boiling them and then serving with just olive oil and salt. I was intrigued. I’ve cooked them in many different […]

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 […]

Tex-Mex Squash Casserole from the Homesick Texan

Are you sick of zucchini yet? If you’re growing your own and perhaps in a foolish moment planted more than one like I did, you may well be! Having a variety is fun and they combine well in this Tex-Mex Squash Casserole but if you only have one kind, I’m sure it will taste equally […]