Bought butternut squash to make some soup for the freezer. Soups are perfect for DH as he is on his own for three days out of the week. Looked at a lot of different recipes but...... So this is what I came up with.
A while back I saw rice balls being made on the Food Network. Always said I should try those. Well today had leftover rice in the fridge and thought why not.
Resting time in fridge is not included in prep time.
Found this recipe in a issue of "Cooking For 2" magazine. The idea of barley and rice cooked together sounded interesting. Tweaked to my family tastes and we really enjoyed it. Submitting here for safe keeping.
My husband is never very eager to try new things especially if he remembers it from his childhood. Had this wonderful zucchini bought at the famer's market and was really wanted to use it. He liked potato pancakes so I thought "just maybe". These were a hit.
My uncle was the fish smoker in the family until he passed away. No longer are we treated to his wonderful smoked fish. During one conversation I said "heaven forbid" but what if? His answer to my recipe request was salt, sugar and water. And of course it did not taste like uncle's. Found a couple of recipes, tweaked and combined them and I seem to have passed the smoked fish taste test. Still doesn't taste like uncle's but think of him every time I make and taste smoked fish.
Because of where we live a good fish fry is a hour away. Looked on the net for a good recipe as there was some halibut in the freezer calling my name. Michael Smith - Chef at Home - had an interesting looking and sounding recipe. Am I ever glad that I gave this a try. No more fish fry traveling for this girl. Very crispy and does not turn soggy after sitting.
First barbeque steak of the season and wanted something a little different beside barbeque sauce. Looked on the sites and in the fridge and this was the result. Colouring a little funky but the flavouring was a winner.
Was home from work with a cold today and was craving a bowl of comforting soup. But not that canned stuff. Looked in the fridge at the leftovers and this is what ended up in the pot. Served with a side of couch blanket and a good book. Maybe I like sick days after all. :)
Found this recipe in a Kraft's What's Cooking Magazine that comes to my mail box four times a year. Haven't had much luck with pastry and thought maybe, just maybe, this might be as easy as it claims to be. And the result was it is! Also able to substitute the cream cheese with a flavoured one if making a savory tart. ie. Herb and Garlic, Light Sundried Tomato or Light Garden Vegetable Cream Cheese.
Cooking time is chilling time.