Hunter’s Chicken (Pollo alla Cacciatora)

So this is how my life works. As I was going to bed, I realized that I hadn’t dragged anything out of the freezer to thaw for dinner, and I pondered what I might make for dinner the next day.Read more…

Start Your Pasta Cooking in Cold Water – Does it Work?

Pasta started in cold water (with butter and cheese for serving)I’ve seen a number of posts on Facebook about cooking pasta by starting it in cold water. Which is exactly the opposite of what we were all taught to do,Read more…

Frozen Vanilla Bean Custard

Ice cream season is upon us. The weather is warm enough that I’ve started making ice cream regularly. I have recipes that I like, and I also like creating my own recipes. But I also like trying new recipes fromRead more…

Picadillo Tacos

A while back, I made a recipe from the cookbook Melissa’s DYPs. At that time, I didn’t happen to have any actual Dutch Yellow Potatoes (that’s the DYPs in the book title), so I used regular potatoes. The recipe workedRead more…

Chef Watson Salad

Your robot masters have arrived, and they want to cook dinner for you. Yep, it finally happened. I am the proud owner of a cookbook written by a non-human. A robot, to be exact. His name is Chef Watson, andRead more…

Shishito Guacamole

There was an avocado sitting on the kitchen counter, glaring at me accusingly. I had plans for it the day before, but plans fell through. I knew that if I didn’t use it soon … like now, it would beRead more…