Abalone

Most of us are familiar with the beautiful abalone shell, the blue, pink and silver wavy center that makes us think of the ocean, and even the crusty outside that has the mysterious holes. Abalone are a sea creature that lives in the rocky areas of the shore, and up to 30′ deep, and are … Continue reading

Bouquet Garni

A while back, I posted a recipe for a bouquet garni – basically a selection of herbs or spices, either tied or in a cheese cloth pouch. Since we have all new appliances that are significantly better than anything I have ever used in my life, I felt I needed to have a practice run … Continue reading

Enchilada Casserole

This is another microwave casserole I made during the dark days of no stove or oven during construction. I adapted it from a recipe that required baking, but I realized I could do it the easy way. I have made it with Fritos and gourmet tortilla chips, but I found regular old tortilla chips in … Continue reading

KJ Potatoes

During the past 10 months of construction, I had to get creative in my cooking efforts since I lacked a stove. Or regular oven. Necessity is the mother of invention however, and I made up a dinner that my family enjoyed. I don’t think I will make it again just because it feels like “construction … Continue reading

Sweet & Sour Brisket

This feels like a Sunday Roast kind of recipe! We never really had Sunday Roast in my family, we had Monday Night Soup though. :-) So, on this recipe, it references that no steam should escape from the roasting pan. I wonder if you could make this in a roast pot with a well sealed … Continue reading

Quick Lasagne

Ah, lasagna, that layered pasta and meat casserole made of comfort and calories! This recipe is called Quick Lasagna, but I can’t see how it would be much quicker than “slow” lasagna, except maybe that the sauce is not simmered all day. These days, we open a jar of sauce and just use that. Prego! … Continue reading

Stuffed Manicotti

These manicotti are a cheese & veggie version, where I have made them with ground beef and/or Italian sausage in the past. They are going to be flavorful and delicious. Note that similar to Sicilian meatballs, the recipe calls for ground nutmeg. I always have to be really careful when cooking the manicotti shells. You … Continue reading