What are your “must have” spices? Every home cook has certain spices, or seasonings, that they always reach for. These are the dried spices, or spice blends, that absolutely have to be in their pantry in order for them to create meals. I was recently cleaning out my cabinets and discovered that I had many dried spices that I’ve only used once or twice. They aren’t spices that I routinely reach for, and many were purchased simply because I wanted to try a recipe that called for them. As I separated these spices, hoping to find them new homes where […]
Carrot Hot Dogs are something that our friends have repeatedly asked if we have tried during our 30 days of vegan. To be honest, we had never heard of the carrot hot dog, so it wasn’t something we had planned to prepare. We had planned to grill some portabello mushrooms to use in place of burgers, but carrot hot dogs weren’t on our radar. After the fifth or sixth time that someone asked, we decided we needed to plan a weekend barbecue and serve carrot hot dogs. There was just one problem. I had no idea what spices were used […]
Nothing says comfort food like chicken and dumplings. This version which begins with canned chicken, cream of celery, or cream of mushroom soup, canned mixed vegetables, and canned milk simplifies the process significantly. This recipe has chicken and dumplings ready to serve in about a half an hour. Simple and delicious, this recipe will put chicken and dumplings back on the weeknight menu.
I had never heard of Cholent. My introduction occurred as I was walking down an aisle that ran from the back to the front of a grocery store. I should mention that this was not my local grocery store. As I was walking, I noticed a bag of mixed beans on the shelf that was labeled Cholent Mix. Since I was in the middle of 30 days of beans, I grabbed the bag and decided to do some research. I learned that Cholent, which is sometimes spelled Chulent, is a Jewish sabbath dish that is started before the […]