30th December 2015

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Dinners

Before the year ends, let me share our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day feasts. Christmas Eve was spent with my brother-in-law's family. Unlike on Thanksgiving Day where there were an abundance of food, we made the Christmas Eve feast simple. Roast Turkey, dinner rolls, mashed potatoes, peas & carrots veggie mix, and chocolate cake for dessert. There was also an apple pie but we didn't get the chance to slice into it. For our Christmas ...
23rd September 2015

“Clear Out Your Fridge” Chicken & Vegetables Stir-Fry

I'm sure I'm not the only one who goes through her fridge before it's time to go grocery shopping again. There's always one of every item that needs to be used before it goes bad. My go-to dishes when clearing out my fridge usually involves a pasta/noodle dish or stir-fry. 2 easiest kind of dishes that will satisfy and save money at the same time. This 'Clear Out Your Fridge' Chicken & Vegetables Stir-Fry also ...
20th April 2015

Ham & Potatoes Sopas

This Ham & Potatoes Sopas is perfect for rainy days and winter season. Not when the temperature is in the 70°s or higher. But see, I had to use the leftover ham bone from the Easter Sunday dinner. Even though I stored it in the freezer I didn't actually intend for it to stay in the freezer for a year. Plus, I have been craving for SOPAS for a while now so warm weather be ...
29th September 2014

Meatless Monday: Veggie Lo Mein

This Veggie Lo Mein which is perfect for Meatless nights was actually created because I was getting rid of the extra vegetables from the crisper. I had 1/2 bag of sliced carrots, 1 zucchini, a few asparagus, and 1 small head of broccoli florets. It was definitely a delicious way of getting rid of leftover items from the fridge to make room for new ones. And quick too.   Recipe: Veggie Lo Mein Ingredients 2 cloves of garlic, chopped 1/2 ...
24th September 2014

Cheesy Chicken & Rice Casserole

It has been a while since I made this one-pot dish for dinner so I figured a day from last week was as good as any. It was something different to serve the family instead of the usual meat and two sides plate. It turned out really well and I'm probably going to make it more often now this Fall with slight variations so we don't get tired of it. This Cheesy Chicken & Rice Casserole ...
15th May 2014

Utilizing Your Kitchen Leftovers and Saving Money

No matter how many cooks there are in the kitchen, one thing they will always agree upon is that there are bound to be kitchen scraps left over after nearly every meal. Whether it is the tops of an onion or a carrot, a sprig of leftover herbs, an orange peel, a spoonful of rice or half a cup of sauce, it seems that there is always something to be reckoned with after preparing a ...
27th April 2013

Beef, Green Pepper, Corn, & Eggs Tacos

When I'm finishing up the last groceries in the fridge I usually make tacos out of meat or leftover veggies. Like these Beef Green Pepper Corn & Eggs Tacos. I had 2 pieces of thin steaks, 1 green pepper, and a little bit of leftover corn from a side dish some other night. I didn't have any shredded cheese left though so I figured I'd make scrambled eggs instead to serve as topping for the ...
16th December 2012

Baked Ravioli With Leftover Meat Sauce & Ricotta Cheese

When I make spaghetti meat sauce for a spaghetti dinner I always end up with more sauce than the noodles. Throughout the years I've always been making too much spaghetti that gives us leftovers for 2-3 days worth of lunch. Fortunately, I have learned to save spaghetti sauce for other pasta dishes for future dinners. Sometimes I just ladle them into a jar then store that in the fridge to use a few days later. ...
26th November 2012

Sotanghon Noodles With Leftover Turkey

Do you still have turkey leftovers? Tired of eating turkey sandwiches? I'm sure by now you've got favorite recipes to make using leftover turkey. Here's another one to add to the list. Sotanghon noodles with leftover turkey, zucchini, and napa cabbage. After feasting on traditional American spread, have some more turkey with an Asian flair. Print Sotanghon Noodles With Leftover Turkey : Feistycook   ...
14th November 2012

Potato Gnocchi With Leftover Lemon Chicken & Butter Garlic Caper Sauce

Ever since I got the box of new batch of Corabella pasta products I have been itching to make something with the potato gnocchi. I could've made the Baked Potato Gnocchi W/ Spinach & Ricotta Cheese right away but I'm going to reserve that recipe for some other time. I want to make something new to present here in the foodblog. The new recipe presented itself the day after we had lemon chicken. There ...
1st November 2012

Chicken & Tomatoes Parmesan Pizza

The last time I made bread, I reserved 1/3 of the dough to make this chicken and tomatoes Parmesan pizza. The process of making homemade pizza is really not as hard as you would think. Once you get the hang of making the dough yourself, the sky is the limit in toppings. For this pizza, I just shredded 1 leftover ala Max's fried chicken. You can use whatever leftover chicken you have in your fridge. ...
21st May 2012

Chicken & Mini Farfalle Pasta Salad

This chicken and pasta salad would be a nice pasta salad to make use of whatever leftover chicken you've got in the fridge. Having said that though, I actually didn't use leftover chicken here but I just want you to know that you could easily use leftovers. And this is just a different version of the other pasta salads I've made before. I just added chicken here and used raspberry vinaigrette instead of Italian dressing. ...
26th April 2012

Salads, 2 Ways

I actually 'made' this fruit salad very early on this month but I neglected to post it here since I already posted it in my Facebook and Twitter. I got so excited to show off what a beautiful fruit salad I 'made' that I forgot where it was intended for. Anyhoo, I said 'made' coz there's really no making process that went on. All I did was buy watermelon, grapes and strawberries, cut the watermelon ...
23rd February 2012

Leftover Chicken, Salsa, & Green Onions Quesadilla

Besides fried rice, soup, or frittata, quesadilla is what I make to use up leftover meats. Just chopped up the meat, tomatoes, and green onions, then throw 'em on top of a flour tortilla, then bind everything together with shredded cheese on top, and another flour tortilla to finish it. In this quesadilla, I used the leftover southwestern chicken and salsa instead of fresh tomatoes. This is perfect for quick lunch or those weekend munchies ...
30th November 2011

Turkey Egg & Cheese Salad Sandwich

This is just a simple turkey sandwich recipe I threw together to use up the leftover cajun roast turkey from Thanksgiving. It's great for lunch or filling snacks for kids. Print Turkey Egg & Cheese Salad Sandwich : Feistycook : Lunch, Sandiwich : 6   Ingredients 2 cups of chopped up leftover turkey meat ½ cup of shredded cheddar cheese 1 tbsp of ...
13th November 2011

Ramen Noodles W/ Pork & Fried Egg

When my husband was off last Thursday, he asked for a substantial lunch that would really fill him up while he did his school homework. I suggested ramen noodles but he didn't think it would be enough so I suggested pork chops next. He agreed, so I defrosted 4 pork chops quickly in the microwave, preheated the oven, threw the chops in a sheet pan, brushed them with bottled Caribbean Jerk marinade, then broiled them ...
20th August 2011

Tortang Talong W/ Leftover Lemon-Pork

So I finally made that Tortang Talong that I was craving for a month ago but was too lazy to make. Not only did I labor over making 1 tortang talong, I dressed it up too by adding cutup leftover lemon-pork. Here's the leftover lemon pork that I cutup in small pieces. Use whatever leftover meat you've got, slice 'em up then set aside. Since I'm only grilling 1 eggplant, I decided to just use the stove ...