Balsamic-Braised Short Ribs

In my quest to eat healthier, I’ve been trying to use more Cooking Light recipes – and at the same time, I’m trying to clear out my overfilled fridge, freezer, and pantry. So instead of making mashed potatoes with this (since we had no potatoes), I made spaetzle instead, and served it with some sauteed […]

Soup and Stromboli

Earlier this week, in the midst of the icy cold that has been keeping us Ohioans indoors, my husband and I decided to clean out the fridge and freezer. What this meant is that we thawed some stuff that needed to be used, and planned on using some stuff in the fridge that had a […]

Pork Piccata and Italian Green Beans

I was in the mood for Chicken Scaloppini, but not in the mood for the calories that come with Chicken Scaloppini (this recipe, for example, calls for a pound of butter and has 2,114 calories and 126 grams of fat per serving!). So I figured I would compromise and start with a Cooking Light recipe […]

Bavarian Sausage and Kraut Supper

Another day, another Cooking Light recipe. This one is an old standby, which we make when we don’t have a lot of time to cook, and it uses ingredients that we usually have on hand anyway. Bavarian Sausage-and-Kraut Supper courtesy Cooking Light 4 cups uncooked medium egg noodles (about 8 ounces) 1 tablespoon olive oil […]

Balsamic Chicken, Israeli Couscous, and Spinach

Over the past few months, from time to time I’ve seen recipes, usually Mediterranean ones, that have Israeli couscous as an ingredient. Unfortunately, for the longest time, I couldn’t try out any of these recipes as I was having great trouble trying to find the ingredient locally. Israeli couscous, despite popular opinion, is not couscous […]

World Bread Day 2006

October 16th is World Bread Day, and in its honor, Kochtopf is hosting an one-off event that challenges us to bake (or buy) a bread and blog about it. I’ll be the first to admit, I’m not much of a bread baker. My experience baking yeast breads starts (and ends) with my breadmaker. I hate […]

Retro Recipe Challenge #3

The Retro Recipe Challenge #3 event, hosted by Laura Rebecca’s Kitchen, challenges us to find a recipe from any publication originally published within five years of your birth year. Since I was born in the seventies (1972, to be exact) it wasn’t too tough to find a recipe that qualified. I chose Quick ‘n Chewy […]