Archive for February, 2011

Review Recchiuti Confections

Monday, February 28th, 2011
Recchiuti Black Box Chocolates

Recchiuti Black Box Chocolates

Review Recchiuti Confections

I recently stopped in at the Recchiuti shop in the San Francisco Ferry Building.  I had the chocolates a few years ago when my husband bought me a box for Valentine’s Day.  I thought I would turn the tables and get him some chocolate this year.
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Fried Rice

Sunday, February 27th, 2011
Fried Rice

Fried Rice

Fried Rice

Adapted from – Mastering the Art of Chinese Cooking by Eileen Yin-Fei Lo

Fried rice is a great way to use leftovers and is a relatively quick and easy dish to make.  I’ll make extra rice when making a stir-fry or other dish, so I have some to make fried rice.  Feel free to add in any quick cooking vegetable you have on hand.  Cook the vegetable first and reserve to add into the dish later.  Also, feel free to add in any pre-cooked leftover meat to the dish.  It all comes together quickly, so have all your ingredients ready to go!
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Indoor Smores

Saturday, February 26th, 2011
Smore with Homemade Graham Crackers

Smore with Homemade Graham Crackers

Indoor S’mores

Here’s a way to get that classic summer treat anytime at home, even during the middle of winter.  Toasting the graham crackers offers a nice touch, and makes the kitchen smell great.  You can also you peeps (if it’s Easter time) in place of regular marshmallows.  The sugar coating offers a nice crunch.  For an even more decadent s’more, try using a filled chocolate square, such as Ghirardelli caramel square.
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One Week Meal Plan

Friday, February 25th, 2011
Sweet Buttered Turnips

Sweet Buttered Turnips

Meal Plan

Here’s another lunch and dinner meal plan for one week, for two people.  Again if you are cooking for more you can easily double the ingredients/recipes.  There are some tips and suggestions included for utilizing leftovers.
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Chicken Pot Pie

Thursday, February 24th, 2011
Cooked Chicken Pot Pie

Cooked Chicken Pot Pie

Thursday Throwback – Chicken Pot Pie

Here’s a classic, hearty winter dish.  Perfect for using leftover chicken and other vegetables left in the refrigerator.  It makes a lot, so it’s also great to make early in the week.  Roast a chicken on Saturday, make the pot pie on Sunday, and you have lunch and/or dinner for a few days during the week.
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