CK and I have grown tired of our go-to easy weeknight stir fry dish: chicken breast + frozen veggie mix + oyster sauce + rice. I came across this recipe when searching for recipes with bok choy – a request from CK. Of the many different homemade stir fry recipes we’ve tried, this one shined brighter […]

Ingredients  2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 large onion, diced 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 stalks celery, diced 1 large carrot, diced 1/3 pound green beans, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 1 1/2 cups) 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon dried basil Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 1 28 -ounce can no-salt-added […]

First meal in our new kitchen! After six weeks of rotating takeout from the same fast food places (no more Quiznos, please!) having a plate of nourishing grains, greens, and ‘teins sure felt soul satisfying. When discussing dinner I told Mike, “Well, I was thinking of making Mike chicken but making it… Asian.” He looked skeptical. […]

Roasted Chicken Parts You can use any kind of chicken parts.  I used chicken thighs (bone in) the  first time I tried this. Ingredients: 4 chicken thighs ( bone in ) 4 – T olive oil salt and pepper to taste 1/4 cup fresh chopped herb (parsley – dill – or basil) Heat oven to […]

Pumpkin Pie Ingredients: 1 can ONE-PIE Pumpkin pie 9-inch pie crust ( I got the pie crust in the frozen section of the store) 1 cup Sugar 1 Tbsp. Cornstarch 1/2 tsp. Salt 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon 1/2 tsp. Ginger 1/2 tsp. Nutmeg 2 eggs 1-1/2 Butter (melted) 1/8 cup Molasses 1-1/2 cups Milk Sift Sugar, […]

Kielbasa and Sauerkraut 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 onion, sliced 2 cloves garlic, sliced 2 baking apples, peeled, cored, and sliced 1 bag (16 ounces) sauerkraut, drained 1 cup white wine 1 tablespoon grainy or French mustard Salt and pepper to taste 2 pieces (12 ounces each) kielbasa, cut into 2 inch pieces Preheat oven […]

Another name for Torellini is “ombelico” (belly button).  Hence why popular myths around the creation of the pasta have to do with a man viewing a woman’s belly button and being inspired by its beauty to create a pasta after it. I can’t say many belly buttons have inspired me in my life or that […]