Chicken stuffed shells

From my friend Amy’s husband’s aunt. We take these to families with new babies (which is just about the only time I make them for us, given their trashiness, reliance on processed foods, and labor-intensiveness.) But they’re fantastic. 12 oz package jumbo shells, cooked chicken, cooked & diced. The recipe calls for 5-6 breast halves […]

Cheesy Quinoa Cakes

From Spoon Fork Bacon, where they’re paired with a lovely roasted garlic-lemon aioli: 2 cups cooked quinoa 2/3 cup grated cheese (originally fontina. I’ve used a lovely mustard-seed laced cheese of some sort with great success. Really, any soft-ish cheese will do.) 3 tbsp flour 2 green onions, chopped 1 egg salt & pepper olive […]


Adapted from Pennies on a Platter (where the recipe is much fuller, with things like green onions and cilantro. This is how I usually do it, lazy-style.): Filling: 3 oz soft lite cream cheese 1/4 cup green salsa 1/2 tsp cumin 1 tsp chili powder a bit of minced onion 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup […]

Broccoli Salad

2 bunches broccoli florets, chopped 1 medium onion, finely diced 1/2 C golden raisins 10-12 slices bacon, cooked & crumbled (I chop, then cook.) 1 C mayo 2 T vinegar (originally balsamic, I’ve used red wine just fine) 2 T sugar Combine dry & wet ingredients separately. Dress salad.