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MEXICAN FRENCH BREAD PIZZA

MEXICAN FRENCH BREAD PIZZA

MEXICAN FRENCH BREAD PIZZA what you will need for eight 6″ pieces 1 French baguette 2 sausages (I used 1 chorizo and 1 spicy Italian) 1 can refried beans 1 cup chopped tomatoes 1 cup chopped green onions 1 cup sliced black olives 1 cup shredded mozzarella putting together some easy deliciousness Slice baguette lengthwise then cut into 6″ pieces.  Depending on the length of the baguette it should  give you 8 pieces. Remove sausage from casings and cook breaking…

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WARM CORN CHOWDER SALAD

WARM CORN CHOWDER SALAD

I’m in love with versatile recipes ….ones that are  simple to make …ones where ingredients can be swapped to produce a result just as delicious as the original …ones that can be transformed into something entirely different using the same ingredients. This is one of those recipes. I took a basic corn chowder recipe (for my boat version click here) I swapped out fresh corn for canned corn. I eliminated the milk/cream component and added some fresh green to turn soup…

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PORK and MUSHROOM STEW

PORK and MUSHROOM STEW

I am one scattered Galley Kat these days. It tends to happen to me each year around this time when schedules (holiday parties, and a rather large family gathering), obligations (finishing off the last of our Power and Sail courses and meetings) and what-I-would-rather-be-doing collide (my list is long). So I started making lists which helps somewhat. Shopping lists, what to cook and when lists, which all has to be planned within space available lists. And within all this planning…

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EASY CHEESY EGGS

EASY CHEESY EGGS

Our leisurely morning breakfast turned into a flavour explosion today. Try this next time you have a craving for fried eggs. Instead of butter or cooking oil to lubribate the pan, use grated Parmesan (or any other hard cheese like aged cheddar) as a base. I’ve tried Parm and Cheddar and LOVE them both. The oils from the cheese are released when heated, the egg is fried on top and that combination of creamy egg yolk and the bite of…

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EASY MASHED POTATO SOUP

EASY MASHED POTATO SOUP

Here I am again with another of my Mashed Potatoes in Disguise recipes. Earlier this week I gave you a very elegant brunch which included Waffled Mashed Potatoes (recipe here) More leftovers gave us some yummy Mashed Potato Kale Cakes with Rouille (recipe here) This next recipe is perfect for when you have some leftover mashed potatoes hanging around your galley and you really don’t feel like cooking too much of anything. This was our soup-for-supper evening and it took…

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EASY PINEAPPLE CHICKEN

EASY PINEAPPLE CHICKEN

  Now that our boat has been put snuggly away for the winter months (insert sad face), I am back in our land galley working on some easy recipes to squirrel away. With the use of my little pressure cooker and my stir-fry pan, I came up with this next Asian-inspired dish. An easy supper ready in the time it takes you to cook rice.   EASY PINEAPPLE CHICKEN 1 chicken breast, cut into 1″ pieces 2 cloves garlic, minced…

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EASY TWO (plus 2) INGREDIENT TOMATO SAUCE

EASY TWO (plus 2) INGREDIENT TOMATO SAUCE

This recipe is truly a ‘have-nothing-in-my-kitchen-so-raid-my-pantry’ recipe. EASY TWO (plus 2) INGREDIENT TOMATO SAUCE 1 – 28 oz can of diced tomatoes a generous 1/3 cup unsalted butter here’s the plus 2… 1 medium onion cut in half 3 cloves garlic sea salt and pepper to taste (I don’t count these as ingredients because who doesn’t always add salt and pepper to their tomato sauce?) Place all but salt and pepper in a sauce pan. Bring to a gentle simmer…

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