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Breakfast in a Jingle

Christmas is always a busy time of year.  Like most people I’m looking for easy timesavers, especially when it comes to meals. Just in time for Christmas morning I have found the perfect breakfast or brunch recipe to help you get the festivities started. It’s easy to make and ready in a snap! iCook breakfast casseroles in a Jingle.

A Holiday Tradition Upgraded

Holiday traditions are great until they aren’t - I mean, I love traditions but sometimes they need to be upgraded or changed a bit for the times. Holiday recipes are no exception. Today, in line with Holiday feasting, we are giving a fresh twist to the classic green bean casserole. iCook holidays dishes with an upgrade.

Rootin' for Rutabagas

It’s the time of year when I start getting creative with vegetables. Root vegetables are readily available and a great way to supplement your diet and menu. Rutabagas, also known as swedes or neeps, are extremely versatile as food - good for man and beast. iCook rutabagas because they are tasty.

After the Big Meal

Thanksgiving is tomorrow but I’m already thinking about what to do with the leftovers. I may be getting ahead of myself as we have family visiting, but experience has taught me that I will probably have extra turkey and ham. iCook with leftovers to stretch my budget and not to waste food.

OMG! Thanksgiving is next week

If you are as busy as we are around the iList family, it may have snuck up on you that Thanksgiving is next week - time to get your menu together and start shopping. I like to include new ideas each year to liven up the table. This week I’m sharing a dessert worthy of your holiday feast. iCook for those I love during the holidays!

Cauliflower... with a little spice!

Cauliflower isn’t exactly a crowd pleaser. You typically must smother it in cheese or hollandaise sauce, hide it in a casserole or add other vegetables to make it a bit more palatable. It is not our “go to” vegetable for dinner but we’ve discovered a new way to jazz it up - southern Indian style! iCook cauliflower because it’s good for you!

A Spicy Tagine on a cold day

Cold weather rushed in like the roadrunner and with it came the requests for soups and stews in our house. This week we are going to prepare a delicious Moroccan stew called a Tagine using Lamb, green olives and lemon. Sometimes iCook with my Tagine because I’m bored with the same old stew.

Comfort Food

I know the Holiday season is fast approach because it’s getting hectic around our house. End of year work projects and planning for holiday guests. When I’m feeling a bit stressed, I like comfort foods. What’s your favorite comfort food? One of my wife’s favorites is chicken pot pie. iCook comfort foods to soothe the soul.

Torte: When any old cake won't do!

We recently celebrated my wife’s birthday. I usually make some sort of decadent chocolate covered cake for birthdays. But this year my wife decided that she didn’t want a regular cake – she wanted a chocolate and raspberry torte. iCook to keep my wife happy especially on her birthday!

Ratatouille - The dish, not the movie!

Ratatouille is a classic French comfort food that is inexpensive and easy to prepare. It’s a great dish for this time of the year when squash is plentiful. Ratatouille also happens to be the name of a cute movie about a rat that cooks – but I digress. iCook Ratatouille but without the cute rat!