Paprika and tomato rice

The other night was vegetarian night. Dinner was peperonata di patate, an Italian pepper and potato stew. It took more than an hour to simmer the vegetables to tenderness and … [Read more...]


Chili and egg breakfast

How do I love chili? Let me count the ways... with buttered garlic bread, with soft tortillas, with corn bread and with rice. Yes, rice. And egg. Like this. I made the chili … [Read more...]


Spinach and mushroom soup

What to do with a lonesome can of Campbell's cream of mushroom soup and a bag of spinach that was in danger of wilting into oblivion? A few days before New Year's Eve, I … [Read more...]


Turkey, duck and potato bake

If you're a long time reader, you'd know that this is the time of the year when I post quite a number of recipes for dishes using leftovers. To kick off the leftover festival, … [Read more...]


Ham and pasta soup

Suppose you cooked a delectable pot of pochero (puchero) for a holiday family lunch or dinner and, after all the tasty meat has been consumed, you find you still have several … [Read more...]


Scrap ham spring rolls

A curious thing happened when I made puchero a few days ago. The ham bone I used to make the broth had a substantial amount of meat that, after picking and shredding, equaled … [Read more...]