Transforming Leftovers

Teriyaki Chicken Stir-fry

by Sara on January 10, 2011

teriyaki chicken stir-fry

My freezer and I have a special relationship. Just yesterday I made a trip to the grocery store to pick up two items: half and half (I was almost out) and butter that was on sale. Since butter prices are now through the roof, it was worth the trip to that store to get butter [...]

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Transforming Leftovers: Gratinée Lyonnaise

by Sara on December 2, 2010

French onion soup

I love Anne Willan’s book The Country Cooking of France because besides traditional recipes, it’s rich in both explanations and history. For instance, Anne says, “Parisians have tried to hijack French onion soup, but Lyonnais cooks can plausibly claim title to this bistro classic.” She goes on to say there are two keys to good [...]


Happy Thanksgiving!

by Sara on November 25, 2010

Individual Chicken Pot Pie

To everyone celebrating Thanksgiving today, I hope you and your families and friends have a safe and happy holiday. If you’re wondering what to do with some of that leftover turkey, may I suggest a few ideas? Pot Pies are loved by (almost) all. Turkey, Brie, and Cranberry Sandwiches can easily be adapted by using [...]


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I recently made an oven version of mushroom risotto. It was good, but not perfect, so I’ll work to perfect the timing before I post it. One thing that kind of stood out, however, was that the flavor wasn’t as round as usual. The only difference, other than the cooking technique? I used store bought [...]