Have I told you about my love affair with my electric pressure cooker? I never thought I'd say this, but I can't imagine life without pressure cooking some of my own homemade pantry ingredients: beans, lots of beans, and chicken broth. I make other things, like risotto, soups, and roasts, too. I adapted the recipe for these Pima "baked" beans from a small booklet of Southwest Indian recipes. (The Pima people currently live primarily on two reservations in south and central Arizona.) It almost looked like a traditional New England baked bean recipe, except that it called for corn syrup. Usually I don't keep corn syrup in the house, but I had a bottle left over from Ted's gummy-bear making episode with our grandson a...
With red curry paste and coconut milk in your pantry, Thai red curry dishes will become a quick and easy go-to meal for busy nights. This recipe combines chicken breast with broccoli, spinach, mushrooms and peppers.
Arroz con pollo (rice with chicken), done the easy way for weeknight dinner. You can make this ahead and freeze it, too.
What could be easier than potato salad made with pesto from your garden basil (or from the supermarket)? This is a great side dish for everything from grilled burgers to roast chicken.
The only thing better than this beef brisket -- my grandmother's recipe -- is the sandwiches you can make with the leftovers! Make it ahead and freeze it, too.
All you need to create this versatile white bean and sun-dried tomato dip is a blender or food processor, and some ingredients from the pantry. Use this as a filling for sandwiches or roll-ups, too.
Quick and easy turkey chili calls for lots of green chile peppers, and no beans at all! Make this in under 30 minutes for a worknight treat.