Save Your Clips!

You know those clips that come on bags of potatoes or bread? Don’t throw them out! I use them to close other food bags, like frozen vegetables, and I saw this great idea you might want to try: So if you need to unplug something, you don’t have to untangle all your wires to find…

Stir Fry in Five

Whenever I make a fresh pot of chicken soup, our next supper is stir fry over rice. Fast and delicious! I put the chicken (bones, quarters, necks, whatever I am using that week) in nets, so I can pull them out easily. I carefully pull the chicken off the bones and onto a plate, and…

What To Do With Leftover Pasta

I always make the full box of pasta, even if I know I don’t need that much. Pasta can sit 3 to 5 days in the fridge, and there is so much you can do with it! In this post, I’ll include ideas and links to future posts with pasta recipes. Some of these are…

Pasta Salad

There are a lot of way to make delicious pasta salads. Here are some ideas to get you started. Plain pasta with ready made dressing. I like the dressing featured in the picture. Pasta with mayonnaise or oil spray such as PAM, salt, pepper, and your choice of toppings: diced pickles, peppers, cucumber, red onions, avocado,…

Pasta With Eggs

This is something I make for brunch the morning after we have pasta for supper. Pour some milk into a large pot of frying pan and turn on a medium flame. It doesn’t matter how much, you are using it to heat up the pasta. Add the pasta right away, and stir it while you prepare…

Freezing Chicken Soup

I make  a big pot of chicken soup every few weeks, and freeze it in portions. It took a while until I figured out this method, which enables me to do it neatly and without taking up too much space in my freezer. I start by taking out a 32 oz container and a few…

Baking Neatly and Easily

I prefer baked to fried chicken, and most of my recipes go something like this: Cut chicken into small pieces Dip chunks into sauce Dip saucy chunks into crumbs That’s too much work, and too much mess. So instead, I do this. Prepare sauce in a bowl Cut chicken pieces directly into that bowl, and…

Hard Boiled Eggs That Peel Really Easily

Ever boiled eggs and then found them impossible to peel? I make mine in a pressure cooker, but this method should work with a regular pot. Boil the eggs in water just to cover, in a big pot. When they are cooked, add a lot of cold water, so the water becomes cool very quickly….

Wraps for Brunch

Do you ever open a package of wraps and then realize there is no way you’re going to finish them before they get stale? Here’s a way to use up wraps – and you can make this recipe when they are already slightly stale. Start with spraying a large frying pan with PAM or another cooking…

Meat Lo Mein

I got this recipe from Mishpacha, originally. Here is my version, in a time-efficient order, for 3-6 people. Prepare a large pot of water and salt,  and bring it to a boil. Brown 1/2 to 1 lb of ground beef in a large frying pan or wok. While the meat is cooking, slice a yellow and…

Kitchen Scale

I’d heard people mention that they had a kitchen scale, but I never knew what the point was before. Who measures things by weight in the kitchen? But the truth is, I do. I realized this when I was portioning fresh chicken, before freezing it. I buy a few trays of chicken at a time,…

Egg Drop Soup Plus

I like this recipe because it is fast and very easily adaptable – you can make it a small or big part of your meal, as you like it.     4 cups chicken broth (or 4 tsp soup mix, 4 cups water) 2 tbsp cornstarch 1 tsp ground ginger 1/4 tsp garlic powder 2…