Bouillabaisse Is Just Fish Stew

Like most of the best dishes from around the world, bouillabaisse was originally a peasant dish.

Fear of Sauce Making

Some sauces are “fussy.” But most are simple and a byproduct of regular cooking.

Blue Box, My @$$

So, what’s a carbohydrate loving bachelor, or a busy parent, to do? Make your own macaroni and cheese on the stove.

A Great Alternative to Fried Fish

How about fried fish that isn’t fried?

Smothered Pork Chops With Mushroom Gravy

Kick the can and start from scratch.

Recipe: Pesto Chicken Florentine

I ended up making substantial changes to the recipe and I think those are improvements.

An Easy Taste of Exotic: Chicken Spinach Curry

Most of the ingredients for this dish are in your pantry, or should be. It works really good with leftover chicken and can accommodate other vegetables easily.

Recipe: Delicious Ham and Potato Soup

Soup is usually quite versatile, allowing you to add all sorts of ingredients you have lying around. Need to clean out the fridge? No problem. Make soup.

Shepherd’s Pie

This is original comfort food. Like most high-style dishes today, it started out as peasant food, a way to stretch meager ingredients into a filling meal. This is an ideal dish for leftovers. The variations can be endless depending on what you have on hand and your personal taste.

Recipe: Easy Weekend Beef Stew

Stews have been around for at least 8,000 years, according to archeological information. They are defined as solid food bits cooked in a flavorful liquid, very similar to braising.