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Experimenting in the Kitchen

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My two dishes . . . mash potatoes & macaroni and cheese

I don’t measure ingredients in the kitchen.  As a result, I have enough macaroni and cheese to take to one of my family gatherings e.g. 4 sisters, 8 nieces and nephews, 3 brother-in-laws, and a couple of friends thrown in for good measure.  How many people are going to be at Thanksgiving today you ask? … Continue reading

Ah . . . fruity reduction . . . scrumptious goodness!

Okay, starting 2 weeks ago, I have become one creative little genius in the kitchen.  My one claim to sweet fame BF e.g. before fasting was a strawberry, blueberry, cherry, raspberry, and blackberry fruit reduction in brown sugar and different alcoholic beverages e.g. wine, whiskey, lemoncello, etc. I have used it to thin & flavor … Continue reading

The creative cook is back! Making Vanilla Greek Yogurt into Chicken Salad

Well, I now know.  If my plain 0% Chobani Greek yogurt isn’t on the grocery shelf substituting vanilla for plain is NOT an option for chicken salad unless I want to throw every savory and spicy ingredient into the bowl. There I was literally panting for chicken salad.  I rolled over to Sam’s and picked … Continue reading

What do you do with that left over rotisserie chicken?

I bought a rotisserie chicken from Costco on Tuesday.  I’ve made a chicken sandwich, tossed some chicken with rice and curried vegetables, mixed chicken with roasted vegetables and I still have 1/2 of the bird starring me in the face.  So, I pulled the meat off the bone and set that aside and tested a … Continue reading

A concoction with salmon . . .

After picking up a fillet of salmon from Costco, I decided to marinade it in a little bit of this and a little bit of that . . . literally.  I added a little bit of lime Southern Comfort, some margarita mix, orange juice, cracked black pepper, a pinch of blackened seasoning, a small individual … Continue reading