Pasta Salvi

pasta salvi

      Many years ago, there was a restaurant I used to go to for lunch a lot.  They had this deep . . .

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Fried Chicken

fried chicken

If you ever want to measure your progress as a cook, think about something you made once, early in your progression, that was difficult.  . . .

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Eggs Benedict with Pastrami


The hardest thing about this recipe is getting everything ready at the same time and/or keeping it warm until you can assemble it.  This . . .

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A Tale of Two Hashes


This is a story/recipe but nothing like the story problems you used to get in school. Boy did I hate those! Who cares when . . .

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Potato Salad


When my mom taught me to make potato salad, she used big baking potatoes, boiled them, peeled them and cubed them. When I got . . .

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Fried Rice


Pair this dish with Egg Foo Young and take your friends or family on a trip to China. Fried Rice Print recipe Print with all photos

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Cooked rice, 3 or 4 cups prepared in advance and refrigerated for several hours or overnight

1 Cup cooked, diced chicken, beef, pork – what, ever you had for dinner last night – shrimp works well, too

1 – 1 1/2 Cup Chinese vegetables (I use canned or you can assemble your own)

1 or 2 eggs, beaten

2 tbsp soy sauce

Oil for frying

Salt to taste


Heat oil in a large pan and add the scallions. Stir a a little.

Add meat and vegetables. When heated through, remove ingredients from pan.

Add a bit more oil and heat to smoking. Add rice and heat through, stirring often to prevent sticking.

Return the meat and the vegetables to the pan along with rice and stir well.

Add soy sauce and a little salt to taste.

Blend in the beaten eggs and continue to cook until eggs are just set. Pair with Egg Foo Young.

Egg Foo Young


This is a great dish to clear out some left overs. I like to make it after we’ve had chicken. But it also . . .

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Deviled Eggs


This recipe was given to me by a friend of mine. It was his grandmother’s and its only a little bit out of the . . .

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