Overnight Pizza Dough from Jim Lahey

This Overnight Pizza Dough from Jim Lahey is my new favorite for a planned pizza night. I know I’ve said that before!  I’ve got several recipes that are good for starting the afternoon you want to make pizza. They take an hour or two.  This one from My Pizza: The Easy No-Knead Way to Make […]

Harissa Chicken with Leeks and Potatoes

I’ve discovered a new love: harissa!  I kept seeing it mentioned but didn’t even know what to look for, then I stumbled across a jar of it at one of our local Middle Eastern markets. It’s a Middle Eastern chili paste and I suspect the spice levels can vary a bit.  Then I bought Dinner: […]

Breaded Pork Chops (Lyonnaise) from Pure Simple Cooking

I really like this cookbook: Pure Simple Cooking: Effortless Meals Every Day. I borrowed it from the library initially and then decided to buy it after trying a few recipes.  I like how it’s organized. The chapters include Chicken, Chops, Sausages, Leg of Lamb, Fish, Pasta, Greens and Herbs, Spring and Summer Veggies, Autumn and […]

Chicken and Avocado Sandwich with Herb Mayonnaise

I don’t normally post something as simple as a sandwich but this one is worth the effort.  The main goodness — and very easy to do — is the herb mayonnaise.  Adding some dried dill, tarragon and basil really added a lot of flavor! The other new-to-me thing was to add green onions, sliced lengthwise.  […]

Cooking from Mexican Everyday by Rick Bayless

Where to start? So far I’ve made a handful of recipes from Mexican Everyday and they’ve all been great.  I don’t know which was better last night, the grilled roadside chicken with roasted tomatillo salsa or the beans. The roadside chicken had a marinade of ancho chili powder, oregano, ground cloves, cinnamon, garlic, apple cider […]