A Simple Separation

Of course, there are many tools available for this task. However this method for separating the egg yolk from the white is very easy and requires only your hands. Place two bowls on the counter, and break an egg into the first bowl. Tip the bowl containing the egg slightly up with your left hand…

Lentil Soup

This is Stan’s favorite soup. One of the good things about lentils, in addition to being delicious, is that they’re so small they don’t have to be soaked like many dried legumes, a trait shared with split peas. 1 pound smoked sausage (I use the kind without sodium nitrite) 4 stalks of celery, chopped 2…

Dill Potato Salad

This recipe came from my friend, Rachel, who served it at a wonderful 4th of July party we were lucky enough to attend back in the late 90s. Stan thought it was the best potato salad he’d eaten. 1 1/2 to 2 pounds small new potatoes cut into wedges 1 10-ounce package frozen tiny sweet…

Hawaiian Chicken

Stan loves this great combination of chicken, green peppers and pineapple in a sweet and sour sauce. I generally serve it with fluffy white rice that I sometimes make with chicken broth, instead of water. I generally use leg and thigh quarters only, because we prefer them. 2 chicken leg and thigh quarters 2 chicken…

Pakistani Chicken

I’ve had this recipe for years. I don’t even remember where I got it. I do know that Stan loves it. It’s spicy but not hot. 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 onion, chopped fine or grated 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut in half 3 teaspoons ground turmeric 1…

Millie’s Vegetarian Vegetable Soup

There is no meat or fat of any kind in this recipe – just veggies. Use a good-sized pot. Turn the heat to medium-low to start. All measurements are very approximate and to your own taste. Pour into pot 28 oz. of canned tomatoes (two small cans or one large). I also coarsely chop and…

Welcome from Jo!

If you’re here, then you know me. If this is your first visit, please read this post. I have always been the cook, but a few years ago, after his retirement, Stan began to become slightly more interested in cooking. He asked me how to make simple things he likes such as lentil soup. So…

Salmon Croquettes

This recipe was given to me by a Minorcan friend, Mary, back around 1968. She always used leftover mashed potatoes and a small can of red sockeye salmon. It was her way of using up leftover mashed potatoes. I seldom make mashed potatoes, but often find that I have leftover cooked salmon. So for the…

Pickled Shrimp

My friend, Mary who taught me this recipe, often made Pickled Shrimp at Christmas. This is very easy and very good! 1 1/2 lbs. large shrimp 1 large Vidalia (sweet) onion thinly sliced 1 large bottle of Italian dressing (such as Wishbone) 2 bay leaves Old Bay seafood seasoning 3/4 cup Apple cider vinegar 3/4…