Cilantro adds a wonderful fresh flavor to many salads and I have been adding it to my basic creamy pasta salad for a long time now. If you prefer, you can use flat leaf parsley instead…..but try the cilantro, it’s great.
When it’s cold and dreary outside I seem to think of beef, and this Russian style Beef Stroganoff is a recipe that I have loved for a long time. It has more than enough creamy sauce to cover the noodles and the flavor is right on! I always hope there is enough left over for my lunch the next day. The recipe is easy to double and quick to make.
I had a pound of ground pork, calling to me from the refrigerator. I bought it with the intention of making a meatloaf. The days have been cooler and it seemed like a good idea, at the time. But….I didn’t feel like meatloaf! Nope, I just wasn’t feeling it!
Maybe it was the homegrown tomatoes sitting on the kitchen counter that got my attention and made the desire for a pasta dish hit me. They were perfectly ripe and I knew the flavor was wonderful, so my little pound of ground pork became the basis for this pasta skillet.
Fresh cooking, doesn’t that just sound great? This is one of those flavorful fresh dinners. Chicken Cacciatore is a common dinner at the time of year when there are good fresh local tomatoes at the markets around me.
This year I grew my own, I put some in my flower bed and have containers of herbs on my deck. If you can get your hands on some, you should make this. If you can’t, then do the next best thing and use good quality canned tomatoes…But either way, definitely make this. You won’t be sorry, I promise!