It’s a simple bit of everyday kitchencraft that requires very little how-to know-how.
This is the Donna Reed of chicken salad sandwiches, meaning domestic perfection, of course. But you know the disreputable character she played in “From Here to Eternity?” Well, it’s got a little of that Donna Reed in it, too. It’s party-flavored comfort food made with chicken that was spit-roasted, partially eaten, and then cast aside.
Pineapple-Mango Crisp. It has candied ginger mixed in with the filling, and coconut chips mixed into the oat topping. This is a fantastic recipe for an unusual and delicious tropical dessert.
This easy, homemade, piquant Russian dressing recipe uses ingredients you may already have onhand. It’s bolder and more brazen than Putin on horseback! (And yet it manages to be delicious.)
Creamy Mustard-Caper Dressing is vaguely ranchesque and sort of thousand islandian, maybe. It’s quietly mustardish with caperific undertones. This easy recipe will turn your chopped vegetable salad into something cravable. Toss in an apple, some bacon, beef, or grilled chicken, and you’ve got a fantastic dinner.
Martha Stewart’s Best Buttermilk Pancakes – especially with blueberries – are unparalleled. I used to think that pancakes were by definition boring at best. I was wrong. These are remarkable. Yes, a mix would be easier, if you want to settle for something serviceable. Yes, you could just go directly to her site and read the recipe, but then you’d miss all my smartass comments.
Thick and Chunky Tomato Soup stems from an improvisation that used leftover ingredients such as bacon, red wine, and Newman’s Own Sockarooni pasta sauce. It’s an easy, flexible recipe.
Improvise a thick, chunky tomato soup, starting with a store-bought pasta sauce. This method will help you sauté, simmer, and garnish your way to a soup that relies on the leftover ingredients you already have in your fridge or cupboard: pasta, kielbasa or sausage, spices, and vegetables.
Improvise an impressive breakfast with items you already have in your refrigerator.