Category Archives: Food

Pork Tenderloin in the Instant Pot

Yikes! Everything is different here at WordPress today. Among other anomalies, the picture does not line up, and I see no way to fix that. I have no idea what I am doing, so bear with me. I’ll catch on … Continue reading

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Colorful Peppers in an Omelette

Dinnertime had come and gone, but lunch had been very late, so an omelette and home fries seemed the best choice for a quick, yet appealing and filling supper.  Tri-colored mini-peppers and bits of pasilla peppers, along with mushrooms, scallions, … Continue reading

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Three Equals Twelve (3=12)

NOLA Boy is a mathematician, so my title here caused a bit of a stir.  I’m sure with the addition of enough little squigglies in my equation, he could make three into twelve, but I did it the easy way. … Continue reading

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Moroccan Experiment

This doesn’t look like much, but I assure you that it was a delightful taste treat whose deliciousness is bringing memories of just yesterday flooding back into my brain! The bun was a delightful experiment that went altogether RIGHT, and … Continue reading

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Egg Bites – Not Starbucks

I guess I’m the last person in the world to discover that Starbucks serves a breakfast-on-the-way-to-work dish that is taking the country by storm.  From what I read, they are prepared sous vide and then reheated at the time of … Continue reading

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Royal Corona Bean Soup

If you like beans, and I mean REALLY like beans, you will REALLY like Royal Corona Beans.  Probably not the best name to have just now, but I think these beans came before the virus. They are sooooo big that … Continue reading

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Key Lime Pie Extraordinaire

    This might look like an overkill amount of goodies to pile on such a small sliver of key lime pie, but the extraordinary deliciousness of it amounts to a quick satiety point!  The plate is very small – … Continue reading

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Simple Stir Fry

This is one of our most cherished dishes.  So simple, and so delicious.  The recipe is basically cooked rice with whatever veggies and meat you have. Sauté the veggies, move them over in the pan, and heat the rice in … Continue reading

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Fun with Egg Wash

Sometimes the obvious escapes me; and other times it shines like a bright star! Last night I made Judie McNuggets, although they are really lightly breaded, hearty strips of boneless, skinless chicken breasts rather than smallish bits and pieces of … Continue reading

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An Incredible Reheat

I couldn’t wait to share this photo and to expound on just how delicious it was.  If only restaurants could produce such flavor! These were the remnants from two separate meals, but clearly they were all made for one another.  … Continue reading

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My Latest Crush

It’s easy to be tempted into concocting delicious combinations of ingredients while we are sheltering in place, but with that possibility comes the ever present danger of the dreaded weight gain.  Probably most of us would not welcome any additional … Continue reading

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Nuts to Cookies

Oh, my!  Don’t they look innocent?  They are supposed to be cookies, but they are, in reality, delicious little islands of nuts, dates, and cranberries surrounded by a minimum of oatmeal cookie dough, and quickly baked to perfection.  Three dozen … Continue reading

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Fried Rice and Asparagus Medley

Almost no words needed here.  Every morsel shown was delectable.  There were only two ears of corn, and they both disappeared, but there is a small amount of the rice and two Chicken McNuggets al a Judie in the refrigerator … Continue reading

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Fry Bread

One of the problematic corollaries of making sourdough bread is that some of the starter is wasted while getting it in tip top shape, and more is lost if you do not bake often.  Since I am in the early … Continue reading

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Sourdough Mojo

What seems like an eternity ago, I started having difficulty with my sourdough bread. It defied me at every turn.  I was so discouraged. I experimented with recipes for regular yeast bread, and finally evolved a really good one that … Continue reading

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Petite Pan Pizza

About two years ago, my sourdough starter took a header, and we’ve been without ever since,  But now I am trying to get a new sourdough starter going.  It is slow going, so I’ve been making smallish bread things to … Continue reading

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Onion Soup Like No Other

As readers have probably noticed, I am an incredible sucker for Penzey’s Spices.  There is an absurd number of jars (at least 30!) within my reach as I sit at my place at the kitchen island to eat, plus some … Continue reading

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Blustery Day Chicken Soup

It was a dreary day today.  We are so spoiled with abundant sunshine on most days, that it is necessary to have chicken soup when the weather is less than perfect. Fortunately, there was a vat of chicken broth simmering … Continue reading

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Why is Steak Cheaper Than Hamburger Meat?

On most Fridays, our local Safeway store features either Rib Eye or New York Strip steaks for $5. a pound.  Good ground beef is usually more than that, so we eat a lot of steak! The New York Strips are … Continue reading

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Mulligatawny Soup

Forty some years ago, NOLA Boy did a trek to Gokyo Lake in Nepal, via India.  He picked up a liking for Indian food on this trip.  This was before our time together, and I have zip interest in Indian … Continue reading

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