Month: January 2007

empty the freezer casserole – ham

empty the freezer casserole – ham

I just bought a Cooks Spiral Ham on sale – but still had some chunks and slices of ham from the last one in the freezer. Slices can be for sandwiches this week – and I just used the rest in a casserole that looks…

good beef stew! and thickening tip

good beef stew! and thickening tip

Ah, beef stew with a pleasant thickness without the mess of dredging in flour before browning the meat – or the bother of straining and thickening the broth after cooking. That tip from Cook’s Illustrated worked great – add flour and cook a bit to…

beef stew – another variation

beef stew – another variation

Ooo, ooo – now two people read my blog and have left comments! My friend Lori (who lives, conveniently, upstairs from me) may even comment more, now that we have “twin” dutch ovens and will be exploring and sharing recipes for this wonderful type of…

easy mashed yams

easy mashed yams

Nuke ’em if you don’t have time to roast. I like to dry-roast butternut squash before mashing to intensify the flavor, but yams are so intense as it is that microwaving works fine. Start with 5 minutes on high for one small yam. Add 2-3…

braising a boneless 7-rib pork roast

braising a boneless 7-rib pork roast

I had a 7-rib boneless pork roast – 2.35 lb – in my freezer. I got it for a great sale price and usually slice this cut into “country style ribs” and do the barbecue thing. But, I wanted to do something different. It is…