Form vs Content: Chasing After Perfection In A Mushroom Pie

Aaaah, the good ‘ole form vs content dilemma, old as this world, much discussed by artists, philosophers and critics alike. What do these things mean to us, and how do they operate in our daily lives? Are they important? If so, why? If not, why not?  Since we are dabbling in culinary arts here (as humbly as we can), and cooking, after all, is an art, let’s look at the form vs content issue from a point of view of a home cook, shall we?...more

Root Vegetable and Cardamon Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

I considered naming this post ‘Leftover Cake’ but I feel that such a title would disguise the fact that this cake is an exceptional, not merely acceptable, way to use up your food. First and foremost, it’s a great cake; I’d happily go out of my way to purchase the ingredients to make it. All the better if you find yourself with the appropriate leftovers....more

Leftovers reborn, hot & cold

Let’s say you roasted a chicken last night and now you have the leftover meat in your fridge. If you have a few cans of the right stuff on the shelf you can have a whole new meal with that leftover chicken. With mostly the same ingredients you have 2 choices, a salad or a soup. Both are easy and don’t require much more that opening a few cans and chopping a vegetable or two. ...more

Mashed Potato Soup

Last week, I posted an idea for using up leftover turkey, so this week I have an idea for using leftover mashed potatoes! I find, for some reason, I always overestimate how many potatoes I need to use to make mashed potatoes....more

Namaste Foods Gluten Free Pizza Crust Mix

Before I was gluten free, I once bought a bag of Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Pizza Crust Mix at Big Lots.  I had been using the brand for clean baking products and decided to give it a shot since it was so cheap.  It wasn't bad, and I continued to buy it after changing my diet....more

Food For Life Brown Rice Tortillas vs. Homemade Crepes Plus Leftover Steak Ideas

One of our favorite dinners lately is grilled steak with grilled broccolini.  Last night, my husband grilled 2.55 pounds of grass fed top sirloin for the two of us and our toddler who is not huge on meat, although she is warming up to it bit by bit.  He then proceeded to leave town this morning for work.  Guess what I will be eating today? Grilled Steak and Broccolini: ...more

Parmesan Mashed Potato Patties

What do you do when you have leftover mashed potatoes?  What about using them to make these mouthwatering Parmesan Mashed Potato Patties…...more
I made something similar when my niece was staying over, she thought I had lost my mind when I ...more

Mashed Potato Pie

yum but I never have leftover mashed potatoes, heh. So yes, I'd have to make a fresh batch for ...more