Yesterday was just another hamburger day, but the sides made it more than ordinary—roasted spaghetti squash and onion straws. Usually I roast this kind of squash in halves, cut side down in an inch of water for a half hour, … Continue reading Roasting the Sides
Lots of substitutions can be made to make this recipe your own. Oven-roasted plum tomatoes from last summer’s garden were the highlight in my sauce. They keep well in the freezer and, when thawed, are still moist and lightly coated … Continue reading Quick Blender Pizza Sauce
A snowy cold January Sunday seemed like a good day to have the oven on for eight hours. I usually make pulled pork in a slow-cooker (about 5-6 hours on high), but was in the mood for some crispy pork … Continue reading Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder and Sweet Potato Hash
How to make corned beef reminiscent of pastrami—and really tasty—in a slow cooker This probably doesn’t compare to the pastrami at your favorite deli, but I was looking for something different to do with a corned beef brisket flat. The … Continue reading Slow Cooker Pastrami, Sort Of
You can enjoy baby back ribs without the barbecue grill and all the sugary barbecue sauces any time of year. After all, it’s just pork 🐖. Think of some of your favorite ways to cook a pork roast or chops, … Continue reading Baby Back Ribs—You Don’t Need A Barbecue
I used flank steak, as I usually do, because I have never seen skirt steak in the two grocery stores I shop at. I think I saw it once when we lived in Texas in the mid-90s, but not since. … Continue reading Carne Asada Wraps with Pico de Gallo
We were watching Sunday night’s Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown visit to the Greek islands and twice he mentioned a “special potatoes” dish, as if it always appears with Greek meals. After the second mention, we looked at each other and … Continue reading Are these the “Special Potatoes”?
no skillets were harmed in the making of this dish I usually sauté a ratatouille in stages in a large skillet, adding the tomatoes at the end to bring it all together. Today, I’m going to roast it all in … Continue reading Roasted Ratatouille
In this recipe, I’m referencing two posts from about one year ago that covered the making of pizza dough and the final pizza. The dough really is terrific and I recommend it: Pizza: Day One Pizza: Day Two—White Pizza I … Continue reading Quick, Light Pizza Sauce
What was the answer to yesterday’s mystery question? Continue reading It was Pesto!
So there were 2 cups of pumpkin left after taking 1 cup out for the Pumpkin Blondies of the previous post. Much to my husband’s dismay, I made a little pumpkin soup for dinner. To make it more pleasing to … Continue reading Garlic-Sage Pork Tenderloin and Pumpkin Soup
With that pile of Parmesan Crackers I made yesterday, I needed something to do to prevent myself from eating them all in one day, and the garden tomatoes we put in the garage have been ripening very nicely. So. Stuffed … Continue reading Stuffed Tomatoes (with Parmesan Crackers)