Category: Dinner

Rosemary Dijon Pork Tenderloin—A simple, elegant, fast roast!

Rosemary Dijon Pork Tenderloin—A simple, elegant, fast roast!
What will you make for dinner? Are you tired of asking yourself that question? You probably have a line-up of go-to quick and easy meals in your wheelhouse. (I’m not really sure what a wheelhouse is, but I keep hearing people talk about them lately, so I’m hopping right on that band wagon. I know... Read more »

Coconut Chicken Curry, for when you’re in a hurry!

Coconut Chicken Curry, for when you’re in a hurry!
It’s started—the holiday season. We’re moving forward, but not too quickly. Yet. Brace yourself, we’re picking up momentum and in no time at all we’ll be screaming through a fast-forward drop of holiday gatherings, cookie exchanges, volunteering, get-togethers, rehearsals, concerts, lunches, and shows. And this is on top of the usual responsibilities, lessons, rehearsals, and... Read more »

Turkey Leftovers – Let’s talk soup!

Turkey Leftovers – Let’s talk soup!
Wait! Stop! Don’t throw away that turkey carcass! You might have had gobs and gobbles of turkey already, but if you haven’t thrown away the bones you can make a delicious stock. The flavor of turkey soup brings to mind autumn, chilly weather, and the holidays. That’s probably because we don’t eat very much turkey... Read more »
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Turkey Leftovers—Let’s talk pasta!

Turkey Leftovers—Let’s talk pasta!
Thanksgiving is such an interesting celebration—it’s a national holiday to take time and be thankful for our blessings. I’m thankful for my family and friends, my health, the kids still getting these days off of school, chocolate, and, of course, leftovers. Specifically, turkey leftovers. You can imagine my thoughts when I stare down a refrigerator... Read more »

Caprese Pasta—Why should salad have all the fun?

Caprese Pasta—Why should salad have all the fun?
Tomatoes are taking over the world. Or at least my kitchen. As I mentioned last time, I have leftover tomatoes from a family brunch. Boy do I have tomatoes! One of the first things I think of when I think tomatoes is caprese salad. Most people know what caprese salad is, but if you don’t,... Read more »

Crispy Stir-Fried Tofu—Don’t fear the bean curd!

Crispy Stir-Fried Tofu—Don’t fear the bean curd!
It waits in the refrigerator case. Innocuous, calm, patient. Lurking. One day you’ll mistake it for fresh mozzarella or some other cheese. It will invade your home and take over the world. It will get you (cue screaming). I should have written about tofu for Halloween, with the dread it unleashes in some people. It... Read more »
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Pasta with Spinach, Mushrooms and Fresh Mozzarella--A dream dinner

Pasta with Spinach, Mushrooms and Fresh Mozzarella--A dream dinner
Sometimes I forget what I have home. I go to the store and buy all sorts of fruits and vegetables, only to open my refrigerator and see that I had some of it already. After finding space to unload everything, I wonder what state of daydream I’d been in when I’d purchased the extras. This... Read more »