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Curried Tater Top Meatloaf

Curried Tater Top Meatloaf

Don’t get me wrong. At 5 o’clock I was still convinced we were having a leftover night.  We had plenty of leftovers to deal with, all good ones.  All I had to do was get off the couch where I was comfortably settled with my new quilting project, head to the kitchen and reheat a […]

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Mushroom Pie WIth Egg

Form vs Content: Mushroom Pie With Egg

Aaaah, the good ‘ole form vs content dilemma, old as this world, much discussed by artists, philosophers and critics alike. What do these things mean to us, and how do they operate in our daily lives? Are they important? If so, why? If not, why not?  Since we are dabbling in culinary arts here (as humbly as […]

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Freshly made plăcintă pies stacked on a plate

Theme With Variations: Quick Plăcintă Pies

Grab a piece of simple soft dough, roll it out and it will open a world of possibilities to you.  A skillet pie can turn your ordinary weeknight into a  feast fit for a king. Should you feel like you need to be convinced, let me give you just a few bullet points: making the dough […]

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Koubiteh -- Lamb Pie From Crimea

Easy As Pie, A Lamb Pie From Crimea

As days are getting warmer — some places already headed full-throttle into scorching summer heat — meal preparation is dwindling down to a few quick and easy basics. I don’t blame you people,  I mean, who wants to spend the entire evening after a stressful work day cooking when it’s so nice outside (well, that excludes me, […]

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Fragrant Chakhokhbili With Green Peas

Say It With Me: Chakhokhbili

Chakhokhbili. I can’t blame you if your first urge was to say Gesundheit when you read this.  Yes, sounds a lot like a sneeze, and for some people it is very hard to pronounce.  Khokhobi in Georgian means pheasant.  Traditionally this dish was made with pheasant, but chicken took its rightful place right next to pheasant because […]

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Beef Heart Stroganoff In Slow Cooker

Matters Of The Heart — Crock Pot Stroganoff With Dried Mushrooms

Pssst… Want to know something? There is more to a cow than steaks, ribs and ground chuck.  Most people I know, at least here in the States, are squeamish at the very thought of consuming organ meats. Uuuuuuhhh, too scary, too bloody, too smelly, too … Well let’s take a moment and figure out what […]

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Mushroom Barley Soup With Chanterelles

Barley Mushroom Soup With Chanterelles

You have to forgive me for giving you a false start of the soup season earlier this fall, in 85 degree weather. I hope you’ll be understanding because soup is my favorite thing.  But now I no longer have any formal restrictions. We are officially in the end of fall folks, even here in the […]

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