Chameleon Ice Cream

How many ice cream recipe does a creative cook need? When it's a "chameleon"? Exactly one!This is my base recipe for a "skinny" ice cream that uses less sugar, fewer eggs, a lower-fat blend of milks. How to compensate? By bumping up the flavor essence, whatever the ice cream wants to be. There are nine suggested (and tested) ice cream recipes here, all start with the base recipe. It's a "chameleon" – it can turn into whatever ice cream you can dream up! Warm spring evenings call for light suppers and something cold to follow. If you haven’t yet splurged on a new-style ice cream maker, it’s worth the $50 investment.CHAMELEON ICE CREAM is my new "standard but never-the-same-twice" ice cream. It begs for creativity! Banana chocolate, anyone? Ginger? Have fun with this! I’ve lightened the typical ice cream recipe with a still-rich combination of milks, two eggs compared to eight or more, only 4 tablespoons of sugar.The secret trick to satisf…

Marinated Tofu Stir-Fry

This recipe is one of my favorite quick suppers, the marinade ingredients have been taped inside a cupboard for years now! It's vegan so a good choice for Meatless Mondays and low in fat and calories so a great choice for Weight Watchers and healthy eaters. For awhile, I called this recipe "Kitchen" Stir-Fry because honestly, it tastes good made with whatever's in the kitchen. Just keep tofu and frozen vegetables on hand, then add whatever other vegetables sound good. After that, honestly, this stir-fry kind of cooks itself.

Real Food, Fresh & Flexible. Weeknight Easy. Weight Watchers Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free. High Protein. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real.

Very Very Green Green-Pea Soup

Do you keep a bag of inexpensive frozen peas in the freezer? Me too! First, they're handy when a soup or stew needs a dash of color at the end. But the real reason? They're a major supper saver! Add a few pantry ingredients and you won't believe the great soup that starts with a simple bag of peas. Really!Oh. And for my fellow procrastinators? The very very green color makes this soup perfect for an impromptu St. Patrick's Day meal.
"... it was fantastic! .. I'm keeping this recipe on hand for when I'm pantry-diving before payday!" ~
"This is fabulous! It's good by itself, but it's wonderful with the egg!" ~ acr
In 1912, my London-born maternal grandfather emigrated to Canada. He arrived on St Patrick’s Day and some times I wonder what he'd think of the rowdy revelries that headline festivities nearly a century later. He loved a party: he’d likely have thought he’d reached the Promised Land!Grandpa S was a foodie of t…

Baked Chicken with Herb-Roasted Potatoes

Back in the day, this was my mom's favorite quick chicken recipe. It was comfort food for cool Minnesota nights, warming her kitchen, filling the whole house with the enticing aroma of roasted chicken and potatoes – and in just a couple of hours, filling our bellies too.The recipe couldn't be simpler. Just brush chicken with sour cream and toss potatoes with mustard, herbs and a little olive oil. Then bake them side by side. Tonights's Supper? Really, it's that easy. Recipe updated & republished 2015 to remember my mom on what would have been her 85th birthday ...
"... it was delicious." ~ Jessie Your best recipes – where do you find them? My own bookshelves hold dozens of cookbooks. The basement houses who-knows-how-many back issues of cooking magazines. An invaluable food website is Epicurious, where every-day home cooks critique recipes from Gourmet, Bon Appetit and other food magazines. The Food Network is entertaining and reliable for tip…