Easy Chicken Pot Pie

There’s a fantastic recipe for chicken pot pie in the Joy of Cooking …. but, it’s a production. This was a recipe I got from Hello Fresh and it was really super tasty, plus all of 20 minutes to make. The big dollop of fresh thyme is what made it so delicious, I think. It … Read more


Bibimbap is nothing more than Korean salad. But it’s so yummy – and so easy to prepare! White riceGreen onion Sesame seeds Bean sprouts (sprouted from mung beans – for those of you who sprout beans at home!) Watercress (you can substitute baby bok choy or even spinach)GarlicJulienned carrots Ground beef, cooked with 1T soy … Read more

Grandma’s Homemade Bread

There were several years when my grandmother lived with us for months at a time when I was a kid. During those years, she made 6 loaves of bread every week, using this recipe. (I think my mom tried to keep it up even when Grandma wasn’t in town). Tanis has a version of it … Read more

Turkey “burritos”

I’m not a fan of actual burritos; but the filling for these is SO yum. You just saute the turkey with half the onion; then saute all the veggies with some broth and the spices, then stir in the yogurt. It takes a while to do all the chopping; but you could easily do that … Read more

English Muffins

With everyone on quarantine from coronavirus pandemic, the bread recipes are flying around like crazy. These hit my feed and looked too yummy to pass up so I decided to try my hand at them. They did seem a little daunting, so I kept procrastinating. But when I finally got around to making them last … Read more

New York Style Deli Bagels

There’s nothing like a “real” New York style bagel. Every deli in New York seems to be able to get it right; whereas very few in Chicago do. This recipe makes a bagel that’s as good as any I’ve ever had anywhere. I can’t wait to make myself an egg and cheese sandwich for breakfast! … Read more

Cauliflower Daal Green Curry

This is a delightful side dish or even a vegetarian main course, if served with rice. It’s not spicy and the lime juice gives it a pleasing, bright, citrusy tang. Makes 4 servings 3/4 c moong dal (split mung beans), soaked overnight 2 T coconut oil 2 medium shallots, thinly sliced 2 T fresh ginger, … Read more

Coconut Macaroons

Holy moley, are these good!!! And sooooooo superior to anything you can buy at the store. Crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, and a filling dose of healthy coconut besides. Plus they’re so easy! If you want them a little chocolatey, stir a few chocolate chips into the batter before baking. Way easier … Read more