Hoppin’ John 2023

https://videopress.com/v/8LGtvYPs?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&posterUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fvideos.files.wordpress.com%2F8LGtvYPs%2F97fbe2d3-d5d2-4f12-81a2-6316f682d59f_mp4_std.original.jpg&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true Hoppin' John has been a much-anticipated meal here each New Year's Day, since I decided to try making it years ago, to make good use of a leftover smoked ham. I started with my trusty Joy of Cooking, where I found a dependable, straightforward recipe. As I have gained confidence in my own cooking … Continue reading Hoppin’ John 2023

Roasted Asparagus, Prosciutto and Potatoes

This recipe might seem a bit fiddly at first glance, but it really isn't that difficult, and there is so much flavor delivered that it's worth the effort. Asparagus becomes a completely different vegetable once it's roasted, with a more mellow flavor and tender texture. It becomes the perfect companion to the roasted potatoes, crispy, … Continue reading Roasted Asparagus, Prosciutto and Potatoes

Rhubarb Balsamic Trio

Rhubarb is one of my favorite ingredients. In a lot of American recipes, its tart-sour acidity is treated as something to hide, usually with a lot of sugar. The inspiration for this trio of recipes was my desire to find a way to use rhubarb without using a lot of sugar, and taking advantage of … Continue reading Rhubarb Balsamic Trio

Curried Chickpea Vegetable Soup

1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt 1 teaspoon za'atar 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup diced yellow onion 1/2 cup diced carrots 1/2 cup diced celery 1/2 cup diced Swiss chard stems 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1/2 teaspoon minced ginger 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 teaspoon curry powder 3 cups coarsely chopped Swiss chard leaves 1 … Continue reading Curried Chickpea Vegetable Soup

Pantry/Freezer Chicken Noodle Casserole

For the topping: 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup dried plain breadcrumbs 1 teaspoon salt For the casserole: 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup frozen chopped onions 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables (or 1 x 15-ounce can, drained) 2 x 10-ounce cans chunk chicken, drained (12-ounce cans are fine too) 2 tablespoons all purpose flour 2 1/2 … Continue reading Pantry/Freezer Chicken Noodle Casserole

Pantry/Freezer Chicken Noodle Soup

These are some unsettling times, and comfort food is one way we are all getting through this. There are few foods more comforting than chicken noodle soup. Perhaps you are considering opening a can and eating some chicken noodle soup. You could do that, or... you could make some yourself. Make chicken noodle soup? That's … Continue reading Pantry/Freezer Chicken Noodle Soup