I've always loved stir-fry. Whenever we have leftover chicken or beef, I'll heat it up with a handful of veggies such as broccoli or green beans, toss in some leftover rice or pasta, slide it onto a plate and sprinkle it with Parmesan cheese. Oh, my word! It's the perfect way to use up leftovers and ...
I have always loved the various cooking shows on TV. From the Galloping Gourmet to $10 Dinners, I've been watching people cook for quite awhile. A few of my all-time favorite chefs:
- Graham Kerr
- Jeff Smith
- Jacques Pepin
- Paul Prudhomme
- Martin Yan
- Emeril Lagasse
- Alton Brown
- Melissa d'Arabian
- Ree Drummond
- Stacey Doyle
I know you're probably wondering who Stacey Doyle is -- she's a friend of mine who is an amazing cook! I just had to add her to the list.
I've learned a lot over the years about cooking, and I've tried to pass that knowledge down to my children. Here in these articles, you'll find some of my own creations as well as things that have been passed down to me from relatives. I'd like to encourage you to not only try these recipes but tweak them and make them your own. This is how family favorites come into being -- through altering recipes until you get it "just right."
This past winter, I kept seeing posts on Pinterest about using hash browns to make potato soup. Normally I make chicken & broccoli potato soup with a diced potato and it turns out fabulous. Since I had half a bag of hash browns in the freezer, I thought I'd try using those this time. Broccoli ...
When the weather gets warmer, I don't want to make hot food -- I want something cool, easy to make, and refreshing. My mom passed this cucumber salad recipe down to me, and I make it often for potlucks, picnics, and "just because" during the summer months. Cucumber Salad This is a super easy ...
"Mom! What's for supper?" Those words often came from the mouths of my oldest boys before they sat down to breakfast--and they weren't even teenagers at the time! Early on, I started posting the week's menu on a white board in the kitchen, making it easy for me to answer that question without ...