There is a certain beauty in discovering a shortcut that is both convenient and just as good — if not better — than the real thing.Steel-cut oats normally require a good ten to twenty minutes of stovetop simmering to render them creamy and soft. This is worth the effort for a fantastic bowl of oatmeal, but let’s be real here: not many of us have that kind of time in the morning.
Mashed, creamed turnips recipe with turnips, milk, butter, cream, cloves, and nutmeg.Photography Credit:Elise BauerPeople either love turnips or they hate them. And if they love them, it was probably an acquired taste.I can still remember making a face when thinking I was biting into a yummy potato in one of my mother’s stews I had speared a turnip instead.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, the motto around our house is, “Everything tastes better in a tortilla.”Truth: Halfway through a meal my better half will jump up and head to the stove to warm up a few. Scrambled eggs: in a tortilla, preferably with bacon. Roast chicken: in a tortilla with a few jalapenos.
This hearty Ham and Potato Soup is made with a ham shank or leftover ham bone and russet potatoes. Perfect for chilly weather!Photography Credit:Elise BauerIs there anything better on a cold winter day than a big bowl of hearty ham and potato soup?True, there is some close competition from white bean and ham soup.
Method1 Steep herbs in warm olive oil: Place chopped fresh herbs in a small bowl (not the bay leaf), cover with olive oil. Microwave on high heat for 30 seconds (or heat oil and herbs on the stovetop until warm). Let the herbs steep in the warm olive oil while you prepare the artichokes.2 Prep the artichokes: Prepare a large pot with an inch of water at the bottom.
Love Starbucks Coffee Cake? This version is even better. Pour yourself a cup of coffee, and dig in!Photography Credit:Cindy RaheCoffee cake is one of those magical cakes that gets away with being acceptable to eat any time of the day.Curiously, coffee cake contains zero coffee itself. I think (and I am totally speculating here) that it’s meant to be served with coffee, sort of in the tradition of tea.