Farmer’s Market Lunch: Stuffed Tomatoes

If you patronize your local farmer’s market, you may be surprised at the huge number of different types, sizes, colors and shapes of tomatoes available out there. Tiny round red, green, yellow or orange cherry tomatoes, pear (usually yellow but sometimes red) tomatoes, long finger-like red cherry tomatoes, giant beefsteaks in myriad colors and bi-colors, […]

Leftover Makeover for Refried Beans: Huevos Rancheros

I adore huevos rancheros. And until breakfast yesterday, I’d never bothered to make them at home. I’m not sure why except for whatever reason I never had leftover refried beans in the refrigerator at the same time as eggs and freshly made salsa at a time that coincided with a desire to eat huevos rancheros. […]

What Do You Do When Your Turkey Is Too Big?

Well, if you live at my house and you were blessed with a turkey too big for the number of guests at your Thanksgiving dinner, you strip what extra meat you want from the bird, pop the rest in a pot, make stock and then…make jambalaya. (I grew up in a household where we used […]

Leftover Makeover: From Pasta Sauce to Bruschetta

Bruschetta is a lovely way to use up leftovers. Consisting of sliced bread rubbed with garlic and brushed with olive oil then topped with any number of toppings and grilled or toasted, bruschetta is usually served as an appetizer or snack, but I think it can make a nice light lunch, especially if served beside […]

Leftover Makeover: Roasted Asparagus Salad

So, what do you do when you have leftover roasted asparagus? Well, you could put it in an omelet the next morning for breakfast or brunch. Or, you could add it to pasta with a creamy mushroom sauce. Or, you could bake it into a casserole, puree it into a soup or mix it into […]

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