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 […]

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 […]

Pork Curry with Potato, Pepper and Apple

This Pork Curry with Potato, Pepper and Apple satisfied my need for a warm dish on a cold night. Cooking for one has its challenges–especially if you like to cook! I never want to make anything that has too many leftovers. I like them once for lunch but then I want to cook something new […]

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 […]