Sometimes you buy something because the price is right and it looks good, even if you don't have a plan for it. I try not to do this with food so that it doesn't get wasted, but when I was at the local Asian market I saw some beautiful zucchini -- rare in the middle … Continue reading Simple is Good: Warm Zucchini Salad
In my "Recipe Repair" posts, I try to correct badly explained processes, instructions, or all out mistakes to make a recipe better. The instructions, etc for this recipe were fine (though I did change them), but this is more of a "riff" on the basic recipes, as I have changed the ingredients to make it … Continue reading Recipe Riff: Avocado, Black Bean and Charred Tomato Bowl from Cooking Light
Even though we're not into the really cold weather yet here in Syracuse, I have been wanting Tomato Soup for days. Finally, tonight, I settled on Tomato Soup and a Toasted Cheddar Cheese Sandwich for dinner. So what if it's 75 degrees outside right? Confession: I've never made my own Tomato Soup. I make all … Continue reading Drop Dead Simple Tomato Soup
A few months ago, when rhubarb was out, I discovered Smitten Kitchen's recipe for Rhubarb Crisp Bars -- it's a crisp, but it's a bar, like a cookie. Magical! And they were everything you imagine they would be. I've made them several times since with various fruits and one day, I took up Deb's recommendation … Continue reading Healthy, Crunchy, Breakfast YUM!
We've been hosting parties and dinners all weekend -- and it was a very good time! Today, though, is a quiet Sunday and I'm glad for that. Time to decompress and prepare for the week, but I want to take a minute to share a tip I found this weekend. Perhaps you already know it, … Continue reading Quick Summer Cooking Tip for Corn on the Cob (with a quick Corn Salad recipe!)
Two years ago (maybe it was three...) I went to a writing conference in Atlanta and hung out with two of my Southern friends, Anna and Karen. Each morning at breakfast, they had a little side dish that I thought was Cream of Wheat (insert childhood nightmare here...). No, they had grits, and they urged … Continue reading Shrimp and Grits in Syracuse