Potato Poblano Corn Chowder Soup recipe lets me tell counter leftovers ‘see you tater’

They’ve just been staring at me. Four potatoes have been sitting on my kitchen counter since Thanksgiving, and as the days passed, they literally were growing some eyes to look at me with. So I knew I needed to make something to use them up, and with the weather finally hitting a dreaded cold snap, …

Crockpot Lasagna Pantry clean out calls for finally using my noodle

After weeks of opening my pantry and sighing deeply at the mess and disorganization, I finally pulled every last item out this past weekend. Joey came into the kitchen to find boxes, bags and containers on every countertop. “Today’s the day, huh?” he said, and then he wisely made himself scarce. He knows better than …

Ratatouille Want to be a French chef? You can d’ouille’ it!

In an online article, author Ossiana Tepfenhart explains that there are lots of foods we now consider “fancy” that were once “poor man’s food.” Dishes that fit the bill include lobster, oysters and even caviar.  Another dish that she could have included? Ratatouille.  The summer stew, native to Nice, France, was once considered a humble …

Korean Chicken Spicy Korean chicken is a great bite to ‘heat’

A lot of people took time during their quarantine to learn to make fresh bread. I don’t know how many Pinterest posts I saw where people proudly showed off their sourdough starters.  Rather than tackle that particular challenge, I decided to try my hand at some Asian dishes instead. As a lifelong Kansan, I haven’t …

Bell Pepper Baked Tortellini Casserole Casserole should tread care’philly’ with its cheesesteak claims

There are tons of great copycat recipes out there. I was blown away several years ago to learn that you can make a pretty convincing Butterfinger candy bar with candy corn and a few other ingredients. I also once tried a great recipe claiming to mirror Starbucks’s lemon bread. So when I tried a casserole …