On Monday, February 16, 2015 I will publish a full post about making Beef Stroganoff (update…it is here!). That is the day of “Maslenitsa” — a Russian celebration welcoming in Spring. I learned about this festival recently in a cooking class at Austin’s Russian House. But more on that later. If you’d like to make … Continue reading Shopping List: Beef Stroganoff
When you have an almost empty jar of sauce, add a couple tablespoons of water to the jar, replace the lid and shake! Mix the contents with the sauce you’ve already poured out, and hey! You’ve just used every drop of sauce in that jar! Now it is nice and clean for the dishwasher for … Continue reading Kitchen Tip – Leave Nothing Behind!
This can be as easy as pasta with shrimp and pesto sauce, or you can add a few other ingredients and preparation upgrades. Either way this is elementary and really yummy. You might also substitute in chicken or scallops for the shrimp, or for the vegetarian version just use grape tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella! Pasta: … Continue reading Easy Dinner: Shrimp Pesto Pasta
Here are five tools from my kitchen that I just love! Click on the photos if you’d like to see where you can get the tool, or something quite similar. These are not paid endorsements. I just really love them and want to share my favorite kitchen tools with you! What are your favorite kitchen … Continue reading Tuesday Tool Day
This is a Snap Cook* of This Dinner in my Quick & Easy Dinner section. Note that the steps with onions can be eliminated to make this a quicker dinner with less ingredients and steps. *Snap Cook: I snap pictures of what I’m making while I’m making it, and then post them here to show you … Continue reading Snap Cook: Sausage Marinara
If you can plan ahead a bit on this one, you’ll find that it is a very easy last-minute no-brainer during a busy week. In fact, this is what we’re having at my house tonight because we’re low on groceries since my husband was out of town most of the week, and I didn’t want … Continue reading Easy Dinner – Grilled Main & Sides
In June of 2014, my husband and I traveled to Paris and then took The Chunnel to London. I snapped a few pictures of the Londony goodness! Continue reading London Food Photos