25 Must have spices for your pantry

25 “Must Have” Spices for your Pantry

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 […]

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 […]

Carrot Hot Dogs (Pressure Cooker and Grill)

Carrot Hot Dogs

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 […]

Chicken and Dumplings from Food Storage

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. 

cholent ready to be served

Cholent

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 […]