Not Quite a Recipe: Broccoli Potato Bake

I’ve been in a post-Passover frenzy to use up leftover potatoes. And since my motto lately is “everything is better with cheese” I came up with this casserole meal. Broccoli added for a modicum of nutritional value. Put 1lb frozen broccoli florets in a 9 x 13 casserole dish. Boil peeled potatoes till soft. Cut the potatoes into large chunks …

Tuna Patties with Ginger Dressing/Puree

Supper the other night was tuna patties on a bed of shredded red cabbage with a ginger dressing/puree. Tuna Patties Mix together 2 cans tuna 1 large egg about 1/4 c bread crumbs finally diced onion and celery that has been sauteed until soft salt, pepper, and seasoning to taste Use the mixture to form patties, and fry them in …

Not Quite a Recipe: Pumpkin Pie

My step-mother was the person who taught me how to cook pumpkin pies. I spent quite a few Thanksgivings sitting around with her and making pumpkin pies to take to all the various houses we were going to. (On some busy years we had 3 Thanksgiving meals.) Even though Thanksgiving is over, you can still enjoy a yummy pumpkin pie. …

Not Quite a Recipe: Poor Man’s Mocha

I fell in love with mochas from the first taste. I mean how can you NOT like something with chocolate? But going out for mochas can get a bit expensive, and sometimes you want to enjoy something in the comfort of your own home, in your pajamas. A true mocha involves espresso and steamed milk. That requires dirtying two thing: …

Not Quite a Recipe: Chicken Pot Pie

For the crust: I used store-bought. (oh, the shame.) You need one crust for the bottom and another to put on top. For the filling: Dice potato and carrot and boil until tender. At the very end of cooking add frozen peas. Drain. Sautee diced onion in a little oil. When soft, add chicken breast chunks and cook until no …