Monday, January 16, 2006


I'm a big fan of Cooking Light, enough to finally subscribe about 6 months ago. I have been making a recipe from it here and there. This month, for some reason, I've made more than the normal amount, and they've all been good so I wanted to share, especially since I know there are others out there who are Cooking Light fans and having drop-in dinners and whatnot.

First, I tried the Winter Orange Salad. Believe it or not, the store was out of shallots, but it still turned out fine. A very tasty salad. We had it with lasagna.

I also tried the Ham and Two-Cheese Spoon Bread (can't link; behind the pay wall). This was tasty, but I cooked in too large of a dish, so it didn't puff as much as it should have and generally took a little longer to cook. I had it as a main dish with salad, but it would actually make a good breakfast, I think.

Then I made the Basic Beef Stew with Carrots and Mushrooms. This was really good and it lasted for days and got better each day. Tonight, I made another stew, the Dijon Chicken Stew with Potatoes and Kale (link behind the pay wall). I couldn't find Kale, so substituted Collard Greens (are they the same thing?) and it was really tasty. Mr. Geeky raved.

I have the ingredients for Broiled Flank Steak with Salsa Verde and Two-Potato Mash, so I'll let you know how those turn out.

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