Chicken tortilla soup

I found this recipe on Pinterest of all places – and it’s both easy to make and super yummy! A full tablespoon of chili pepper gives it a heat that lingers on the tongue without setting your mouth on fire; the sour cream (and optional cheese) cools that a bit. 1T butter or chee or … Read more

Pork Shoulder Roast

In winter, my craving for bone-in roast meat always skyrockets – and a pork shoulder roast is one of my favorites. Not only do I absolutely love the juicy, crispy garlic-y flavor of the meat, but it’s also quite inexpensive – about $5/pound. Plus, it’s the one bone-in roast that Whole Foods consistently carries. (Trader … Read more

Chinese Crispy Cauliflower

This is the most unique method for making cauliflower I’ve ever come across. After trying it, I would say that it isn’t that much different than regular roasted cauliflower?? It didn’t make as much batter as I was expecting. The reipe calls for a kung pao sauce that is a fairly involved process of roasting … Read more

Pineapple Chicken, Chinese-takeout style

This was delicious and easy to make. The little chicken pieces were remarkably tender and fluffy and delicious. 3 chicken thighs, cut into 1″ cubes1T shaoxing wine (or dry sherry) 1/3c cornstarch 4T peanut oil Sauce:3/4c pineapple juice (If there’s too much less than that in the can, add some chicken broth)2T soy sauce 2T … Read more

Lasagne Casserole

I saw this recipe on one of those TikTok-ish videos and it didn’t give amounts. But I did my best to guess and it turned out pretty well! Although I used a whole package of pasta and it was both too much pasta relative to the meat, and also the pasta wasn’t cheesy enough. So … Read more