Showing posts from January, 2011

Easy Margarita Chicken

From the New Cookbook
"Cook This, Not That!"
The Recipe: Another Quick Supper recipe, perfect for a weeknight dinner, chicken breasts quickly sautéed in a skillet and topped with salsa and a sprinkle of cheese, served with a can of black beans doctored with onions, peppers, cumin and lime juice. (The beans themselves are so good, you just might be tempted to make a meal out of them alone!) ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~

My Take on the Cookbook That Food People Love to HateMy cookbook cup runneth over. Truth is, I’ve been collecting cookbooks like some women collect shoes or iPhone apps. So call me surprised when a gimmicky-looking cookbook caught my eye before Christmas.The cover of Cook This, Not That! was jarring in that late-night-TV too-loud way. “The No-Diet Weight Loss Solution,” it claimed. “Easy and Awesome 350-Calorie Meals,” it shouted. “This is a book for people who love to eat,” it promised.My inner foodie sniffed.But upon inspection, the recipes looked good, rea…

Baked Cabbage Wedges

A healthy cabbage recipe, big wedges of cabbage baked low and slow in the oven with carrot and onion. The heat turns the cabbage into something entirely different, dark and toasty, sweet and smoky. Best made one day and served a day or two later.

"Soooo good. ... If this gets any better the second day - hold me down!" ~ yarby50
My parents "recycled" garbage before it was the cool thing to do. They burned what they could, everything else had to be hauled to the town dump, the collection of human refuse we now call "landfills". Back then, it was a treat to clamber into the pickup beside Dad for a trip to the dump. Before hitting the highway, we’d be singing “To the dump, to the dump, to the dump-dump-dump” and another a song about hillbilly moonshine that my now 80-something and entirely respectable father is still known to belt out around campfires, even without influence of said moonshine. This month, my town switched from a drop-off recycling …