Old Ma Starkey’s Spice Mix

I have a standard spice mix used in almost everything I cook.  The ingredients vary from time to time, but the basics include granulated onion and garlic powder, ginger, celery seed, coarse ground pepper, smoked paprika, and chipotle chili pepper. I have the preference of not adding salt to my spice mix.  I like to …

Beef Vegetable Soup

Yesterday’s special at “Starkey’s on the Hill” was Beef Vegetable Soup for dinner.   Soup is a great way to use up leftovers in the fridge.  I had grilled some short ribs and some tri tip steak last week when the house was full of visiting family.  I placed the leftovers into the freezer with soup …

Quick and Easy Chicken and Pasta

We all have those nights when we realize we didn’t take anything out of the freezer to cook and you don’t want to order substandard pizza. Here is a recipe for one of those nights.  Boxed pasta salad, can of chicken, frozen veggies, cheese, and greek yogurt (or sour cream).  That’s it.  Served with some …

Vegetable Frittata

Here is an easy one dish meal.  It’s hearty, filling, and full of vegetables.  You can replace any of the vegetables I have used with ones more to your liking.  I like using a broccoli/califlower mix, additionally, spinach and kale go well in a frittata.  This is meat free for our meatless Friday theme I …