Healing Chicken Broth

  For the past month or so, I have been sick…TWICE!  The first time was a bit of a cold that made its way through the house.  First my husband, then my child and lastly me.  Overall, in terms of sickness, it could be classed as just a bit of a bummer, with its minor…

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Easy Taco Beans

      I never was a refried bean girl.  Sorry, I know that is an incendiary statement but I just wasn’t all that into them.  Although tasty, refried beans were viscous, like lava, spilling over and expanding on my plate capturing little grains of rice in its wake or worse, how it completely over…

Crispy Chicken Chop

]        Here in Malaysia, chicken chops are EVERYWHERE!  Crispy  chicken chops with salted egg yolk sauce. Grilled chicken chops with peppered gravy.  In the local grocery store, chicken chops come already deboned and ready to be covered in spice, sliced up and served next to rice and sambal or wrapped up in…

Steak and Ale Pie

        Steak and ale pie might seem like one of those dishes that you can only get in a pub somewhere in Yorkshire with a side of mashed potatoes, green peas and a decent mug of lager or two.  Where else could people master such a flaky crust, luscious gravy and tender…

My Favorite Salsa

        In my experience, homemade is best made.  I make what I can from scratch – pasta sauces, soups, salad dressings and even sausage meat, bread and pasta if and when I had the time.  If I could do subsistence farming and produce my own fruit, vegetable, meat and dairy then I…