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Buttery, Cabbage that is Buttery, Cabbage that is

  What do you call the 4th addition to a trilogy? Foursome? Quartet? Freelogy? I gave you Flaky and Creamy recipe… then we had Crunchy… and then Sweet and Smoky… and now this Buttery thing. Well, when you have half a cabbage left after a crunchy cabbage salad you will need a recipe for the […]

Leftovers: Creamy Orecchiette with Roasted Vegetables, Chicken, and Leafy Greens Leftovers: Creamy Orecchiette with Roasted Vegetables, Chicken, and Leafy Greens

Whenever I manage to create a beautiful dish out of leftovers, I think about my grandmothers. Strong, hard working, stubborn and resourceful women (I got those genes), they could cook something great out of anything. (I got those genes too!) Back in the old days there was no such thing as throwing food away. I […]

Mashed Potatoes with Cheesy Crunchy Topping Mashed Potatoes with Cheesy Crunchy Topping

Creamy mashed potatoes with tanned and crunchy and cheesy topping. A combination of all good things together in one dish. Doesn’t this make it the ultimate comfort side dish? I assume that you don’t really need a recipe for mashed potatoes, do you?! But I will share a few tips for making an even better […]

Leftovers: Mashed potatoes turned into Light-as-a-feather potato pancakes Leftovers: Mashed potatoes turned into Light-as-a-feather potato pancakes

I really don’t have anything to write about this recipe. Maybe except for – you can reheat leftover mashed potatoes in the microwave, or if you have an extra 20-30 minutes make these pancakes? Light-as-a-feather potato pancakes Makes about 10 pancakes 2 cups mashed potatoes 1 cup onion, small diced 2-4 garlic cloves, minced 2 […]

Cake for the weekend: Black Forest Chocolate Roulade, and Leftovers: Egg whites Cake for the weekend: Black Forest Chocolate Roulade, and Leftovers: Egg whites

Do you have recipes that call for egg yolks only? Sometimes for 6-8 egg yolks (like Crème Brulee)? So what do you do with all those egg white leftovers? I’ll tell you. You freeze them. Freeze in a container and write the date. Not sure how long you can freeze them (I searched but couldn’t […]

Leftover bread turned into Bread pudding with spiced rum sauce for dessert Leftover bread turned into Bread pudding with spiced rum sauce for dessert

I love bread, especially artisanal bread. And they can be quite costly ranging $3-$5 each! So, when I have leftovers, which doesn’t happen often (because I like my bread toasted so it taste fresh and crunchy even after 4 days), it will break my heart to throw it in the trash (it’ll break my grandma’s […]

Beef Goulash Beef Goulash

Here is a winner recipe for beef goulash by one of my favorite top chefs, Wolfgang Puck (you will find more recipes on his web site if you click the link). I make this Goulash very often. The recipe is adapted from the one in his cookbook, one of my favorite cookbooks: Other recipes I […]

Leftovers: Roasted Chicken Leftovers: Roasted Chicken

(Yes, that’s purple potato.) (And, yes, I know it’s a scary photo. My husband says to remove the photo from the post, but I think this is the whole idea – it is a leftover picture and that’s what leftovers look like, right?!). People sometimes ask me for ideas on what to do with leftovers. […]