Spring Greens Pie

This week I saw a great recipe on the Seeds From Italy site.  Of course, I made some additions and changes.  Right now, since it’s hard to keep up with the collard, kale, chard, and spinach production, I decided to pick them all and make a spring greens pie.  It’s a delicious way to get…

Scrambled Egg Casserole

It’s opening weekend of hunting season, and I’ve started cooking at the lodge again.  The first morning I made way too may scrambled eggs.  So, I put the leftovers in a half-steamtable pan, and decided I had to figure out a way to use them on the second day.  And voila, scrambled egg casserole was born….

Sausage and Potato Crustless Quiche

I’ve done so many frittata recipes that I’ve decided to step-up my game, at least in vocabulary!  Essentially, the Sausage and Potato Crustless Quiche is a frittata, but the French version (quiche) seems classier today.  I don’t know how frittatas keep falling off my radar.  They are delicious, quick, and easy.  Start with scratch ingredients…

Chorizo Frittata

For a light summer meal, try a chorizo frittata.  We love one pan meals, like frittatas.  They are a quick and easy way to have a great meal, and even use bits of leftovers in the fridge.  Whether you eat a wedge on its own, wrap slices in a tortilla, or make a sandwich with…

Pickled Sausage and Eggs

Hunting season is screaming toward me, and I want some new recipes for the lodge.  Pickled sausage and eggs is a front runner for snacks.  The guys always appreciate good bar food! PrintPickled Sausages and Eggs Ingredients10-14 oz smoked sausage, boiled and cut into 2″ pieces 3 hard boiled eggs 1 cup white vinegar 1/2…

Candi’s Bread Pudding

PrintCandi’s Bread Pudding Ingredients10 eggs 2 cups half & half 1 1/2 lbs Challah bread, cut or pulled into 1” pieces 1 cup sugar 2 tsp vanilla 1/4 tsp salt 1 1/4 cup unsalted butter 2 1/2 TBSP cinnamon (1 cup milk, if needed) InstructionsBeat eggs, add half & half, sugar, vanilla, and salt. Beat…

Deviled Eggs Supreme

These are always devoured, and yes they’re rich, but I don’t make them often. PrintDeviled Eggs Supreme Total Time: 20 minutes Yield: 12 deviled eggs Ingredients1 TBSP butter, softened 1 TBSP cream cheese, softened 6 hard boiled eggs, halved 1-2 TBSP mayo 1 tsp yellow mustard Salt and pepperInstructionsIn a small bowl, combine butter and…

Colcannon Plus

Happy 2015.  We celebrated with a special colcannon.  I made it into a one dish meal of deliciousness.  I used kale instead of cabbage, because I like it better, and I threw a few broccoli leaves in with it.  If you haven’t read anything about broccoli leaves yet, they are the new superfood, twice as…

Hatch Burger Frittata

This is how to make a meal for 2 or more with one leftover hamburger!  It’s delicious for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. PrintHatch Burger Frittata Total Time: 20 minutes Yield: Serves 2-4 Ingredients2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil 1 Yukon gold potato, partially cooked 2 roasted hatch chiles, diced 1 leftover hamburger / cheeseburger, thinly…

Avocado Egg Salad

Once in a while, I get really hungry for egg salad.  I used yard eggs and homemade mayonnaise.  Then to make it extra delicious, mashed avocado puts it over the top. PrintAvocado Egg Salad Total Time: 10 minutes Yield: Serves 4 Ingredients7 extra large hard boiled eggs, diced 1 avocado, mashed 1 TBSP yellow mustard…

French Toast Waffle

I know, great concept.  Whether you call them French Toast Waffle or Waffled French Toast, they are simply delicious.  I don’t like making waffle batter, but I love waffles.  And I like French toast, but sometimes it’s a little “eggy” for my taste.  This is the perfect way to get the best of both, and…

Hard Boiled Eggs

Most of the grocery stores haven’t published their ads yet, so let’s talk about eggs! Sometimes, peeling hard boiled eggs makes me crazy.  It takes too much time, and they are usually ugly, when I get done with them, with half the white torn apart.  I’ve tried all the tricks – lots of salt in…

Frittata (Cooking for One)

There are several frittata recipes in “Recipe” archives.  They’re such a great way to have a quick, delicious meal, it’s worth talking about a little more.  I’ll give you some combination suggestions, but really you can use anything that sounds good to you.  Remember it’s a great way to finish your leftover meat and vegetables,…

Okra Patties

So, I now have lots of okra to use.  I usually do Sauteed Okra, but I’m tired of it.  Don makes fried okra, but I’m not a fan of fried food, as you can tell from the recipes on this site.  Okra patties or cakes seem to be the thing to make, and a perfect…

Cooking For One

One of my readers reminded me, I don’t really have specific recipes for cooking for one.  Dishes that are simple to do, without a lot of leftovers.  I know it’s easy to cook a little larger amounts and freeze in portion size, but realistically some of us will never take it out of the freezer…