What’s for dinner: A Week in Review

Stir-Fried Udon Noodles

So, what's been cooking lately? Here's a round up of some interesting new dishes I tried, both from my cookbooks and from online recipes. Still on a bit of a Ming Tsai kick, I tried another dish from his Simply Ming: One Pot Meals cookbook: Lion's Head and Snow Cabbage with House Rice. I did use ...

Wasabi Tuna Steaks with Stir-Fried Udon Noodles

Wasabi Tuna Steaks with Stir-Fried Udon Noodles

I love beautiful, fresh tuna, especially prepared in a Japanese style either just barely-seared on the grill or completely raw as sushi. But it's hard to get true sushi-grade tuna, so most of the time when I am able to get tuna steaks I do them in a brief marinade and then grilled or broiled ...

Tuna Pasta Salad Niçoise

Tuna Pasta Salad Nicoise

Are you looking for a simple weeknight dinner you can make for your family - or maybe a great party dish that is colorful, tasty and can be made in advance? If so, try my easy Tuna Pasta Salad Niçoise! It's a French twist on a classic pasta salad with canned tuna fish. This salad ...

Easy Ground Pork Chili

Finished ground pork chili

An Easy Chili Recipe Using Ground Pork and Beans Ground pork is perfect as the base for a hearty and satisfying chili that cooks up quickly and can easily feed a crowd. It's a great dish for parties, too - something you can make in advance and everyone can top their chili however they like it: ...

Skillet “Pot Pie”

It's done!

A Delicious Stove Top to Oven "Pot Pie" What to do with leftover turkey, chicken or ham? In our household, the answer has always been to make a pot pie, especially with a delicious holiday turkey or ham when there might not be enough meat to serve by itself, with just simple vegetables on the side. By ...