Couscous with Raisins and Toasted Almonds

Moroccan couscous with sweet, tender raisins and crunchy toasted almonds, a quick and easy alternative to rice and […]

Affordable Beef Stroganoff

Turn top round into top sirloin, use budget friendly ingredients, and you have a classic dish at an affordable price. […]

Risotto with Smoked Italian Sausage

There is a sausage crisis in my freezer… If I don’t bring down my sausage population soon, there may be a revolt, or a mass migration to the freezer next door.

I can’t really help myself. I have a passion for that moist, sometimes juicy, perfectly seasoned, perfectly packaged meat product that is the humble sausage. I don’t discriminate; any sausage will do just fine. With the summer grilling season well under way here in Kansas, there are great deals to be had on a plethora (bonus points for using that word in a sentence) of sausages at the grocery store, […]

Fish and Noodles with Lemon Ginger Sauce

99 Pieces of Fish in the Fridge: Part I

My husband went fishin’ with the menfolk this past weekend (you have to say fishin’ if you want to sound cool). I stayed home, which was fine with this particular wimmenfolk, because it was 95°F in the shade, and there isn’t much shade in a boat in the middle of a lake.  Apparently the fish were really biting, and hubby came home with a ton (well maybe closer to 20 pounds) of fish. I can’t for the life of me remember what species they were other than aquatic and not catfish.  

Of course […]