A Zoodles Carbonara Learning Curve

Ah, Carbonara! That lovely, velvety mix of eggs and cheese and cured pork products — usually with starchy pasta. While I love a good plate of pasta, I’m avoiding such things at the moment. So how am I to get my carbonara fix? Zoodles. That’s zucchini noodles. Noodles made from the ubiquitous summer squash. This isn’t…

Old Recipes have weird measurements….

I found this on Facebook and I knew that I needed to share it. Have you ever looked through an old cookbook and wondered what some of those measurements were? I know I have! Here’s a cute graphic that might help with some of those odd ones.   D.

Curry Roasted Cauliflower

What vegetable is the darling of the low carb world?  That’s right — cauliflower.  I’ve lost track of the number of recipes that I’ve seen that use cauliflower as a substitute for potatoes, bread and other starchy things.  Sometimes I want my cauliflower to taste like cauliflower, only better.  Adding some curry powder does the trick!…

Olive Oil Marinated Feta Cheese

Several months ago I was given a beautiful chunk of homemade goat feta cheese. I knew that I couldn’t use it before it went bad so I decided that I’d find a way to preserve it.  My research told me that I could cover it in olive oil and keep it refrigerated.  This way I…

Braised Chicken in Red Wine

What can you do with half a bottle of wine?  Use it to braise something!  I had chicken and some leftover Zinfandel and the barest hint of an idea. I love chicken thighs and whole legs were on sale.  It only takes a moment to separate the drums and thighs. This wine was wonderful when…