Grilled Turkey, Chutney and Avocado Sandwich

Lunches at home get boring. Leftover this and leftover that. But I have found that an inexpensive George Foreman Grill can do wonders to perk up leftovers by turning them into a nice grilled sandwich like this Grilled Turkey, Chutney and Avocado Sandwich. The possibilities are almost endless once you start scrounging through the refrigerator. […]

Bierrocks or Runzas: Meat Pies

These reminded me of the peroshkis we used to get at a little shop in Sonoma, CA where I grew up. It was one of the few take-out foods we ate. These are good for dinner warm and then great to pack for lunches. They also freeze well. When I make a batch now, I […]

Corned Beef and Reuben Sandwiches

I don’t think there’s much disagreement about what goes into a Reuben sandwich.  Corned beef, sauerkraut, (Swiss) cheese, Russian dressing and rye bread.  I suppose you could argue about what kind of rye bread and what kind of cheese if you wanted. Make your own Russian dressing, for sure. It’s easy and tastes great. I […]

Grilled Cheese with Bacon and Tomato

The intersection of seasons makes for interesting menus sometimes. Last night, I was torn between summer food (BLTs) and winter food (grilled cheese with tomato soup) so I combined them.

Best Chicken Salad

I’ve been playing around with chicken salad and have discovered some new-to-me tricks. I’ve broken the pattern down so you can see how to customize this with different ingredients and make the best chicken salad according to suit your tastes. The Chicken For the star of the salad I usually use leftover chicken so everything […]