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Grilled Balsamic Flank Steak Salad

I’m using yesterday’s leftover flank steak, a Balsamic Flank Steak recipe for a simple tossed salad tonight. I often use leftover chicken, seafood or steak to top a salad the next day. It’s a trick restaurants use to utilize leftover cooked proteins (think Caesar Salads topped with proteins), why not incorporate it into your own … Full recipe post »

Asparagus Salad with Caesar Dressing

Ever since I procured my  friend, Donna’s,  secret Caesar Salad dressing, I can’t get enough! I try to keep a jar of this homemade Caesar Salad dressing in my fridge at all times. It keeps well and make a  fantastic marinade for chicken, fish and vegetables. The dressing can be substituted with freshly squeezed lemon … Full recipe post »

Soba Noodles with Teriyaki Meatballs

This is one of those “I can be anything you want me to be” recipes. Skip the teriyaki meatballs and it’s a wonderful Asian noodle salad; served hot, cold or in-between. Or add the meatballs–the meatballs are a wonderful addition to the noodles and incorporate many of the same seasonings as the noodle dish. Put them in, … Full recipe post »

Teriyaki Appetizer Meatballs

Tomorrow is Super Bowl Sunday and guacamole and salsa tonnage will be consumed across the land. I’m going to switch things up a bit and serve Teriyaki Meatballs and spicy Asian Chicken Wings. I’m making the meatballs today and will bake them before the game tomorrow. Many think “teriyaki” is a cooking condiment, like soy … Full recipe post »

Meatloaf Sandwich

Are you reading this blog while contemplating what to have for lunch? You wouldn’t be wondering if you made meatloaf for last night’s dinner!  I often make meatloaf expressly for meatloaf sandwiches.  They epitomize comfort food and are just right for a brown-bag lunch in February. Making meatloaf sandwiches, for me, generally includes purchasing a loaf of … Full recipe post »

Meatloaf in Paradise

The winter months could mean a trip to warmer climes for some lucky folks. And shopping for souvenirs while vacationing could almost be as important as the trip’s weather forecast. With today’s luggage restrictions, particular attention should be paid to ensure the chosen souvenir reflects the sentiments of the trip. Perhaps a shot glass in … Full recipe post »

Quinoa Chili Stuffed Baked Potato

Detox Resolution Recipe Series: Using whole grains, vegetables, lean meats and healthier fats in recipes you may find taste really good! In yesterday’s dinnerFeed I made one heck of a pot of  chili, satisfying palate and purse without much fuss. It also felt good buying  locally-produced organic, Eden canned beans, tomatoes and quinoa for the … Full recipe post »

Classic Bouillaibaisse

Visualize you’re in Marseilles, France, the gateway to Provence and largest seaport town on the Mediterranean coastline. You listen to the clamor of seaport sounds in Vieux Port and the swell of the sea on the scraggly shoreline; you gaze at the sky as dusk turns the heavenly azure a fiery red; finally you savor … Full recipe post »

Roast Pork and Shiitakes Lo Mein

Tonight I’m working magic on yesterday’s dinnerfeed with leftover pork from the Roasted Pork with Rosemary and Garlic. With this Pork Lo Mein, I’m also conjuring up time which I saved  from using pre-packed vegetables. Packaged  produce “kits” are great time savers and when selecting this dinner route, I generally grab the pre-packs of Asian … Full recipe post »

Roast Pork with Rosemary and Garlic

I’m turning my home into a Post-Thanksgiving Week Recovery Center for burnt-out hosts. It’s not exactly the Betty Ford Clinic, though the empty wine bottles in the recycle bin may give pause. I’m taking deep breaths to clear my mind from the frantic pace of house guests, “to-to-and-make” lists, silver polish, linen and refrigerator contents … Full recipe post »

Smoky Turkey Tetrazzini (a great way to use Thanksgiving leftovers)

I have a treasured collection of vintage aprons that belonged to my mother and grandmother. It amuses me to wear one whenever I make a vintage recipe. Today, leftover turkey inspires a knock-off of my mom’s Chicken Tetrazzini. Donning my grandmother’s little gold apron with the appliqued turkey, I assemble the ingredients. So many vintage … Full recipe post »

Roast Turkey Cobb Salad’s (a great use for leftover holiday turkey)

The Cobb salad, like turkey on Thanksgiving, is an edible American institution. Growing up in the sixties, at local restaurants there were only two choices for salad: a Cobb Salad or an Iceberg Wedge with Thousand Island Dressing. A quick Wikipedia search informs that in 1937, Brown Derby owner, Robert H. Cobb, went into the … Full recipe post »

Savory Turkey Soup, using Thanksgiving leftovers

Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for so many blessings but at this moment I’m most thankful to relax. I can put up my feet, savor another pomegranate cocktail and watch good-boy hubbie  clean the kitchen. Sigh – not just yet. Richard’s gripping that picked-plucked turkey in a vice, making moves to discard it in the … Full recipe post »

Butternut Squash and Wild Mushroom Risotto Cakes

Whenever I make risotto, I always make extra for risotto cakes. I can’t think of a more frugal yet inspired way to use leftovers. Risotto cakes actually turn out best when made from chilled, day-old risotto. When cooked risotto is held too long, the starchy arborio rice turns glutinous and gummy, not desirable for fresh … Full recipe post »

Roasted Autumn Vegetable Soup with Apples

The Challenge: To devise recipe plans for 3 consecutive, healthy meals (each serving 4), under $30.00 total cost, spending less than 30 minutes active prep time per recipe to make each meal. Today I am finishing off the leftover’s from Sunday’s “mother” recipe (see Roast Chicken and Autumn Vegetables) with this superb taste of Autumn … Full recipe post »