Kiss the cook (January 2013)

Common cooking mistakes


First meal from the new toaster oven

During visits to my daughter, I’d been noticing how much they use their little toaster oven.  I haven’t had one for many years now.  She and her husband make great use of it and she convinced me I needed one, too.  The two main reasons are that it takes less energy to cook small amounts of food and it is safer than opening the big oven door when the toddlers are in the kitchen.&n

Saturday night dinner for two

On most Saturday nights dining at home , we select a nice bottle of wine and make a meal that pairs well with it.  For tonight, we decided to use the last of our pork chops from the Old Time Meat and Deli shop's spring sale remaining in our freezer.  We had two pork loin chops to use.  So, we are instead reversing t

Moving on from ham leftovers

I was able to serve five meals from our New Year’s Day ham.  I already wrote about the Ham Tetrazzini, which made for great leftover leftovers.  I also made a Ham and Wild Ric

First use of the leftover ham – Ham Tetrazzini

We have a good amount of ham leftover from our New Year’s Day dinner and I have several recipes in mind to use it up.

Happy New Year!

We have a long standing family New Years Day meal tradition handed down from my paternal grandmother that we continue to honor - ham and cabbage for good heath and prosperity.  In recent years, we've added Hopping John which is reportedly for good luck - a desirable thing.

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