Crockpot Chicken Tika Masala

Chicken Tika Masala with Jasmine Rice

Crockpot Chicken Tika Masala

Who doesn’t love Indian food?  And, among Indian food lovers, Chicken Tika Masala must be one of the absolute favorites.

I was sure it would work well in the crockpot, but it took me several tries to get a result that had the flavor I liked.  In the end, I actually found the answer in a cookbook I already owned, Neela Paniz’ The New Indian Slow Cooker.   Continue reading

Pizza Sauce

Pizza crust with sauce

Saucing a pizza

This is the sauce I used when I made homemade frozen pizza last week.  Yes, I’ll probably post the parts and pieces to make a frozen pizza recipe, but mostly, I’m experimenting with a new recipe format/features for this blog.  I’m hoping for feedback, either as comments here, or via email, Facebook, in person, whatever. Continue reading

Pesto Schmear

A schmear is a bit of cultural appropriation, and probably shouldn’t be used.  But it’s also a yummy topping for bagels.  Schmears are simple and perfect for improvisation, so you can use this same process for different ingredients.  They can be very seasonal: basil-sun dried tomato-seranno pepper is a favorite summer schmear.  They can be savory: oregano-sundried tomato.  They can be sweet: toasted walnut-honey.  You get the idea.

My most frequent schmear, especially in winter when I need a reminder that summer will be back someday, is pesto schmear.

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