Tag Archives: easy

Latkes – Potato Pancakes

Potatoes are a foundation of my childhood, of my life, yet I see those sturdy, unassuming potatoes shoved and molded into some outrageous concoctions. On the other hand, if I don’t have them steamed or baked or boiled… I like latkes, otherwise known as potato pancakes. Again, relatively simple and easy to make. You will […]

Noodle Goodness

Pasta comes in so many variations that it’s hard to choose… unless you make your own. Fresh noodles can be made with few ingredients, maybe 30 minutes of time but only 10 minutes of labour, even without fancy equipment; it took longer to write this up than it does to make. There are other recipes […]

Secret Chicken Soup Broth

The reasons I dislike commercial chicken soup: high salt, high fat, sugar, unpronounceable additives. So I’m going to give you my secret recipe for a good chicken broth, inherited from my mother, who got it from her mother. For those with a limited spice collection, the spices are whole, so they will store for a […]

Cinnamon-Cranberry Muffins

As much as I love home-made cranberry sauce, sometimes there is still some left a couple of days after “The Feast”. True, I used some in turkey sandwiches, some topping my breakfast oatmeal, and some stirred into yogurt for dessert. However, last night I -still- had a lot left, so… Cinnamon-Cranberry Muffins Pre-heat the oven […]

Easy Flatbread

Sometimes you want something that is bread-ish without being bread. And hassle-free. And easy. This is it… A basic chapati is flour and water in a soft dough, rolled thin and cooked on a frypan, griddle, or other flat, hot surface. Everything after that is ornament and taste, and other names according to additions, cooking […]

Soup, or pottage, and Onion Soup

Soups are a place to be adventurous. If there is a food you like, it may well go into a soup. My mother would make Refrigerator Soup, which was all the leftover meats, vegetables, and starches in the fridge after three days, popped into a flavored liquid of some sort. Some were very good and […]

Easy Basic Muffins

Sometimes I just want a simple muffin, not too sweet, without a lot of bells and whistles, and a teeny bit healthier than what is commercially sold. This is based on an old recipe that has been my favorite for decades, and I keep coming back to it. Standard Muffins makes 12 medium muffins pre-heat […]

Easy Potato Soup

This is one of my stick-to-the-ribs favorites that I return to, partly because the basic soup can have so much added to it. Another reason I like this one so much is that it begins with basic staples in my pantry: potatoes and onions. Add a few things that I’m in the mood for, or […]

Easy Crockpot Dressing

Some of the potluck dinners I attend are “organized”: one person brings “a salad”, another “veggies”, another “meat”, and so on. There is still considerable freedom on each cook’s part as to what specifics are involved, and no one has to undergo the one dinner where -everyone- brought chili… and no bread! This one was […]

Easy Sliced Summer Salad

It’s so easy that I had to give it a long name! Perfect for late summer as all those beefsteak tomatoes start ripening and big-leafed basil is available. The dressing? So very simple, too! Eating it is the height of decadence, aromatic and luscious… Sliced Summer Salad tomato or two, fragrantly ripe, sliced about a […]