Colcannon: Decoding the Missing Information Between the Lines of a Recipe

Want your recipes to taste better? Learn to “read between the lines” of the recipe to discover the tricks and information that will make it sing and sparkle for you. Here is a good example to get you started.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Kohlrabi Gratin

Cooking vegetables gratin-style is a delicious option–in the winter. Because a gratin is baked an hour or so, it’s tough to even think about making one in the heat of summer. Hence the slow cooker version in this recipe. Of course in cooler weather, you can also bake this dish at 350 (F) for an … Read more…

Spinning Leftovers for a Week of Dinners—plus a Lunch

Leftovers are a common problem for solo cooks. Not just extra servings of a dish, but also all the vegetables, seasonings, meat, rice, and other ingredients left over from making the dish. See how those left overs can be turned from problems to possibilities.

Recipe: Quick Kale Huevos

June can be frustrating for seasonal eaters in Colorado. We’re ready for the riotous color of tomatoes, peppers and eggplant but our gardens and markets are filled with greens that can withstand our unpredictable, often brutal springs. So in the vein of making lemonade with life’s lemons, here’s a quick idea to make flavorful use of kale–or chard or spinach.

Recipe: Summer Vegetable Skillet with Peanut Sauce

What’s your go-to meal for something fast, healthy and yummy? For me, it’s skillet dishes, hands down. Learn to make one and you can vary it a hundred ways, never have to struggle through a recipe, and almost invariably end up with a darn tasty meal.