These are other recipes and things that I'm trying in the kitchen. If they turn out,
or if they don't, I'm going to post about it. The things that work will
likely get a full recipe writeup in the future.
I love the versatility of pasta. With just a few pantry ingredients, you
can make a delicious meal. But not always, like this Tuna Lemon and
Dill recipe from Olive
I made some modifications due to the nature of US grocery stores and
Imperial units, and my appalling lack of fresh dill, and the result was
interesting, for a little while. I couldn't bring myself to finish it
If I had a rating system based on how many days of leftovers I could
tolerate, this recipe would get a 2/5. Other people might find it
appetizing, but this is definitely not my style of food.
Fancy-speak for "chicken with white wine", this
recipe is amazing,
easy, and delicious. If you've got chicken, white wine, an onion, some
garlic, and some mushrooms, you can toss this together in a little more
than an hour.
The site I got this from calls it Coq au
since it's not coq but hen (rooster isn't widely-available in
supermarkets), and it wasn't Chardonnay but cheap white wine, I can't
very well keep calling it that.
Since the chicken takes 40 minutes to cook, I had time to make
a mushroom barley risotto. I had some dried porcini mushrooms laying
around, so I rehydrated those and saved the flavorful liquid that
resulted. I combined the mushroom liquid with some beef stock and some
thyme, made a risotto, and then added some good parmesan cheese I had
laying around. The result was better than I had expected.
As with so many good recipes, the biggest problem is that it's gone too
I keep promising co-workers that I'll try more Indian food. I enjoy it
immensely every time I have it. And yet, it's a rare night that I will
actually make something Indian, though I have started keeping my pantry
stocked with the right ingredients.
This Indian Spiced Stew with Chicken and
is easy to make. It only needs a quick sear on the chicken and then
4 hours in the slow cooker. It can be served as-is, or over rice. Do not
forget to add the yogurt! It's mildly spicy and fragrant, and I will
enjoy trying this again.
Grandma would make these oblong, sugar-coated cookies every Christmas,
and it's taken me years to find the recipe. I finally stumbled across
this recipe for Snowball Cookies on What's Cooking
glad I did, because I've always loved these cookies above (most) others.
These cookies are simplicity itself: Butter, powdered sugar, vanilla,
flour, and some toasted nuts. I chose almonds, but walnuts or pecans are
good as well.
If you're craving cookies and don't have a lot of ingredients, these are
a good choice!
A few months back I bought a 12 pound bag of chicken drumsticks, so I've
had lots of chicken recipes on my mind. When I came across this
Jamaican Jerk Chicken Drumsticks
I had to give it a try: I wanted something spicy/sweet, and this
certainly does that.
I couldn't find Scotch Bonnet peppers, so I used Habanero peppers
instead. Pro tip: Use gloves. I barely touched the peppers, and my
fingers were on fire for hours afterward. I was thankfully lucky enough
to not touch any sensitive parts...
The recipe also includes rice and beans, but I decided to use up my
potatoes and make garlic mashed (with some cheese, because why not).
Side note: Life is too short to eat mild cheddar... Maybe one could find
use for it as part of a cheese tray with crackers. But, mild cheddar in
any other purpose else is easily overpowered.