Easy, Breezy, Stroganoff

Looking for an easy-breezy dinner that is hearty, full of flavor, and versatile?  Look no further.  I present you with my spur-of-the-moment Mushroom Sausage Stroganoff.

Tonight, it will be served adorning a baked potato and a splash of fresh chopped parsley.  Some other options include the obvious, tossed with noodles.  Feeling a bit more creative?  Tuck the stroganoff into puff pastry for individual stroganoff pockets and bake. Toss in a bag of organic, frozen mixed garden vegetables to round out your meal and to add a flash of color.  Layer it in a round springform pan interspersing it with tortillas, then bake to heat through.  To serve, slice it in wedges.  Roll it into egg-less rolls with some shredded carrots and cabbage, and air fry for a riff on an egg-less roll.  I’m sure you can come up with some ideas of your own.

Share this:

Like this:

Like Loading...
Continue reading...

Quick ‘n’ Easy Mushroom Sausage Stroganoff

When I want comfort food, I typically reach for some sort of pasta. And with a well-stocked pantry (I tend to include my dry storage cabinet as well as refrigerator and freezer), it’s a quick, easy, hearty, and delicious meal.

Any of these recipes can be modified to suit your

Continue reading...

3P’s – 3 Pasta Dishes in a Pinch from the Pantry

In these times of stay-at-home orders across the globe, many of us find ourselves relying, more and more, on meals coming from our pantry.

I arose the other morning with a desire to have something comforting, warming my soul equally as much as my physical body. Immediately, I knew exactly

Continue reading...

Hearty Pantry Breakfast from Across the Globe – Indian Poha & Masala Chai

As promised, here is part two of this blog for batch cooking and using up all those great pantry items you might have around!

Perhaps You Have Peppers…

Stuffed peppers are another great way to use your bulk cooked ingredients for a flavorful meal. While I typically use red peppers,

Continue reading...

Creative Batch Cooking Made Easy Part 2

Lately, I’ve been seeing lots of cookbooks and posts about the joys and ease of batch-cooking. It was a task that used to occur on a regular basis in my home on Sundays. But then that thing called ‘life’ happened; and I got away from it. I’ve recently returned to

Continue reading...

Creative Batch Cooking Made Easy, Part 1

It’s a new year my friends, and I am wildly busy! My guess is you are too, so I’m keeping this short and sweet, and resharing this quick and easy recipe for veggie pasta sauce! It can be as simple as four typical pantry ingredients plus a fresh vegetable. For

Continue reading...

Veggie Pasta Sauce

The Holidays are upon us! Here in Arizona, there is a tradition which marks this time of year – many of our friends, family, and neighbors are making tamales.

I figured this was the perfect time to share my delicious dessert tamale!

It is an after dinner treat to share with friends and family, whether it’s for the holidays a Mexican themed party, you can’t go wrong!

Share this:

Like this:

Like Loading...
Continue reading...

Traditionally Untraditional Holiday Tamales!

Enter the Banana

Now, I have no doubt that many of you are like me in that I hate to throw anything away.  I will come up with ideas of how to use it rather than lose it before it gets to the point of needing to have it find its way to the compost pile. Bananas seem to be one of my weaknesses, and so enters, banana bread!

First Comes the Banana … Then the Bread

I always seem to buy way more bananas than I can use. This is particularly true when I can’t pass up that large warehouse-type store. Here lives a bunch of organic bananas, so well priced that they must find their way into my shopping cart.  So, there is typically a loaf or two of banana bread lying around. Either on the counter, in the frig, or parked and at-the-ready in the freezer.

A quick and easy batter to pull together, it can be made with ingredients that you typically would already have in your pantry. No need to purchase anything special.

Share this:

Like this:

Like Loading...
Continue reading...

Let There Be Banana Bread