Chinese Style Roasted Chicken Thighs: Cabbage, Garlic and Vegetables

I ate chicken often as a child;  my mother did too, but not because she cooked it, we were fortunate and had a housekeeper who cooked and shopped for our family. Mostly I recall eating chicken as a leftover in such dishes as chicken a-la-king over rice, probably served  with a variety of canned veggies…

Stuffed Jumbo Shells, 4 Cheeses, Layered with a Meaty Marinara Sauce, Baked

Pasta for lunch, usually curly kinds  or other  elbow shaped varieties were common in my childhood.  That’s what our live-in maid/housekeeper cooked for us, ( my 3 younger siblings and I) often with butter swirled in,  plus  a smattering of American cheese scattered from above. As an adult I’m still fond of that meal, but…

Cucumber, Corn and Cabbage Salad

From Nourished: A Memoir of Cooking and the Arts Cook and Prep. Time:  25 minutes   /     Serves 3-4 1 small ½ head red cabbage, cut coarsely in 1-2 inch chunks, cooked on low-medium heat 6 minutes. 3 stalks fresh corn, cooked 5 minutes, then kernels scraped off ½ large English cucumber, peeled,…