Looking down into a bowl which contains slices of cooked cabbage, bround meat, visibile slices of onion, and julienned carrot. The bowl is topped with sliced green onions.

Quick and Easy Egg Roll in a Bowl

Egg roll in a bowl is a simple and delicious meal that comes together in about thirty minutes which makes it great for a weeknight dinner. In fact, we have been eating this about once a week for the last month. Egg Roll in a bowl is one of Food Critic’s favorite meals, right after homemade macaroni and cheese and enchiladas. I first heard of […]

Shrimp Stufed Chili Guerito Peppers

Shrimp Stuffed Chili Guerito Peppers

Shrimp Stuffed Peppers are a simple and delicious recipe that was inspired by my tuna stuffed jalapeno recipe and some yellow chilies. This recipe started with some chili gueritos which I purchased from the green grocer who still visits my workplace regularly. I like peppers, and he assured me that these were mild and would be good for stuffing. He suggested that I make some […]

Jambalaya from the Pantry

Jambalaya from the Pantry

Jambalaya from the Pantry is a simple recipe. There is more than one way to dress up boxed jambalaya mix, but we chose this method for our Pantry Cooking Challenge. With the exception of a fresh yellow onion, this recipe is made entirely from shelf stable ingredients. I guess that, technically, an onion is a shelf stable item. It’s just not a long term food […]

Ramen Stir Fry

Ramen Stir Fry

Ramen is the pantry staple of college students, but it can be so much more. This Ramen Stir Fry recipe starts with Ramen, and with the addition of some vegetables and oil, a couple simple packs of Ramen can be transformed into something that feeds the entire family, and gets them to eat their vegetables, too. I have been making variations of this Ramen Stir […]

Creamy Tomato Soup

Creamy Tomato Soup

Creamy Tomato Soup is a very easy recipe. There’s nothing complicated about it. The tomatoes used in this recipe are canned tomatoes. These can be homemade canned (jarred) tomatoes or store bought. Canned tomatoes are an extremely versatile pantry staple. They can be used in a variety of dishes from spaghetti sauces to chili as well as soups such as the Tomato Soup with Lentils […]

Slow Cooker Meat and Veggie Lasagna

Slow Cooker Meat and Veggie Lasagna

Slow Cooker Lasagna is a very versatile dish. This Meat and Veggie Lasagna has lots of added vegetables and makes this version a meal by itself. Unfortunately, Baker’s Man demands garlic bread with all of his “Italian” dishes, so there was one more thing to do when I got home from work, but I’m not complaining. There’s nothing traditional about this slow cooker meat and […]

Ham, Potato, and Green Bean Soup

Ham, Green Bean, and Potato Soup

Ham, Green Bean, and Potato Soup might not sound like the most exciting recipe in the world, but I promise that this soup is surprisingly delicious. Each time that I have made this, my friends and family members have eyed it suspiciously, but when the take their first bite, they make that sound. You know the one. It’s a cross between a moan of pleasure […]

Baked Rigatoni

Amazingly Delicious Baked Rigatoni

Baked Rigatoni is the perfect recipe for a weeknight meal. Rigatoni entered my life this week because it was on sale for $0.79 per pound at my local grocery store. You see, I’m not loyal to a particular shape of pasta. I’m loyal to the cheapest price. Having purchased the rigatoni, I needed to find a new recipe, so this Amazingly Delicious Baked Rigatoni Recipe […]

Pickled Vegetable Relish

Pickled Vegetable Relish

Pickled Vegetable Relish is a good thing to have in your refrigerator. It’s great on sandwiches or salads. A dollop of pickled vegetable relish on your plate can perk up the simplest of dinners. I enjoy a couple spoonfuls of pickled vegetable relish as a side with beans and cornbread or with Hillbilly Corn Pone. It’s amazing how that simple acidic bite of pickles cleanses […]

Meditteranean Beans

Mediterranean Beans

Mediterranean Beans are a simple, yet tasty way to get beans on the table quickly.  These beans get their flavor from a mixture of herbs and vegetables.  When the Mediterranean beans are ready for serving, some good quality extra virgin olive oil is added to the pot to give it a definitive Mediterranean flair.   Because Mediterranean beans are made with small white beans, they cook […]