I christened the Weber® Wok I got at the end of last season’s grilling period with beef and broccoli. Good choice. It was really quick and really good. In hindsight, I would make one significant change to how I cooked … Continue reading Beef and Broccoli on the Grill
I picked up a variety of winter squash this weekend—butternut, delicata, and spaghetti—and it’s easy to let them be the inspiration, the star in a meal. Butternut is my favorite, especially in risotto, but today, I’m making it the star … Continue reading Butternut Squash Lasagna
My husband is eating out all week with job candidates, so I’m taking the opportunity to eat eggplant. The first ratatouille, or more specifically “Ratatouille Provençale,” I ever made was from my Joy of Cooking (1967, p. 278). When I … Continue reading Ratatouille
Time to start in on that mountain of pheasant breasts in the freezer. I’m always suckered into a stir fry, because it has that reputation of being something whipped up quickly in one pan on high heat. The truth is … Continue reading Pheasant Stir Fry
Not to be confused with what your mother called “Tuna Fish and Noodles” made with a can of condensed soup.
I know I shouldn’t be turning the oven on so often in the summer, but sometimes it’s just nice to throw everything in one dish and into the oven, and then clean up before dinner is ready. This is one of my favorite casseroles for both texture and intense flavor—you can’t accuse the tuna of being bland, and if you add the right mushrooms, that adds a terrific meaty texture that you don’t get from the tuna. Surely someone out there has made a variation of this dish with fresh tuna, and while I’ve been tempted, I have yet to try it.