a NEW food foto Friday


Happy Friday!

I decided it has been quite a while since I did any food photography…so:  Here’s our left-overs from last night.  Yeah, leaf-overs…thrilling! Right!?!? {I hope that’s not what the fortune from my cookie is referring to!}


Actually, this fried rice is left-overs of left-overs.  We had plain rice left-over from another meal, and since my body-building son moved out (along with his appetite) we seem to have oodles of food laying around!  I kind of, sort of used this recipe HERE…but with my own adaptations…(meaning I left out any ingredients that weren’t readily available and added ham :o)  But it was delicious!


We added “Ready-to-eat-‘Pop-’em-in-the-Microwave” egg rolls from Costco and Wha-la…dinner!

Maybe I’ll be in the mood to really cook one of these days.  But this sustained us until our next meal, so all’s good.

Have a great day!  Do or learn or cook something NEW!

5 NEW Pressure Cooker Recipes

I recently bought a pressure cooker!

pressure cooker

I’ve never used a pressure cooker before, but I’m excited to try something NEW!  I’ve been collecting recipes to try in my new gadget, and I thought I’d share.  My friend said she can make dinner for her family in 8 minutes!  That may not be standard, but I’m totally into time efficiency…so I’m going to try it!

cranberry orange chicken

Cranberry Orange Chicken from Pressure Cooker Diaries sounds delish!

easy pulled pork

My boys LOVE pulled pork, so this one from Pressure Cooking Today,  is a MUST-TRY!


Pressure cooker Porcupines! Yummy! I found these at Delicious Cooks

perfect pot roast

Sometimes our Sunday dinner is the standard Pot Roast with mashed potatoes and veggies, so this recipe from A Feast For The Eyes will probably get tested soon!

AND LASTLY…I can’t wait to try Beef Brisket with Chipotle Tomatillo Sauce!!!!  There wasn’t a photo attached to this recipe, but it sounds divine!!!  Right?   You can find that recipe at AllRecipes.comTry a NEW recipe or a NEW cooking method soon!

a NEW split pea soup recipe


Hi all!  So here is pic of the fixin’s of a NEW recipe I’m going to try today.  Split Pea Soup! I’ve never made split pea soup before….mainly because I just remember a watery-green, gross looking soup, which I had no desire to make.  But since I had left-over ham and this recipe at Angela’s Adventures looked so yummy and soooo easy, I’m going to try it!  I’ll add an additional review tomorrow.  We have out-of-town guests staying at our house, so I’m hoping it’ll be a hit.  Again, I’ll let you know.  Have a great Saturday, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

REVIEW:  My house guests liked it!  My husband liked it!  I kind of liked it…it reminded me a little bit of the baby food peas I use to feed my babies :o).  I couldn’t get my teenage boys to touch it.  Overall, I’m glad I tried it.  (I can say I’ve done it now!)  But it probably won’t be a regular recipe of ours.