Recipe: Pomegranate Granita

Each week on my other website, Jenn’s Travel Close Up, I posted a Mediterranean Recipe of the Week. I decided to now post those recipes here, since this website is all about food! So I hope you will come back each week to see what’s cooking in my Mediterranean Kitchen!

Now for the recipe….


Granita is the adult version of a snow cone, but with a smoother consistency. If you are looking for a nice refreshing summer treat that is as beautiful as it is tasty, try this Pomegranate Granita.
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Recipe: Leftover Steak Salad


Now, you can use your meat from the last recipe to make a beautiful salad for lunch or dinner the next day! Just add your favorite vegetables, cheese and a salad dressing of your choice. You can mix and match this any way you want, which is the beauty of leftover salad creations!
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Recipe: Simple Marinated Steak


This is a very versatile recipe and can be made with meats other than beef if you prefer. The marinade would work just as well on lamb, chicken or even pork. A salad is beautiful the next day with the leftover pieces of meat grilled and garnished with bleu cheese.
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Welcome to Beautiful Easy Delicious Tasting Foods: All in Your Pantry!

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What you have tucked away in your pantry and refrigerator can determine what kinds of meals you can make. People often don’t have a lot of time to cook, but want to make good food, fast, easy and inexpensively. What better way to do this than use items you have from previous meals, or items you have stocked in your pantry or fridge? The goal of The Leftover Queen is to share with you the secret, essential ingredients for your pantry and refrigerator and how to use your leftovers by combining them with these stocked items.

Lately, a lot of people have been catching on to the idea of using leftovers and having a variety of ingredients with which you can make beautiful meals with things you already have. Just flip on Food Network and celebrity chefs like Giada De Laurentiis and Robin Miller are talking about it all the time.

I have been using these ideas for years to save money, not waste food and be creative with what is on hand. If you are well stocked with a variety of foods you can be creative and imaginative when it comes to cooking! Look through this website for many ideas of how to use leftovers, but always feel free to improvise and use what you have! I hope you will enjoy these recipes. I want The to be an interactive website. So please feel free to comment on recipes that you have tried, how you liked them, and what changes you might have made so others can enjoy them as well. If you have questions about any of the ingredients please feel free to ask!

Have Fun and
Happy Cooking!

Recipe: Middle East Inspired Meatballs


I just love the spices of the Middle East. Sumac, a beautiful purple spice, with a tangy lemony taste goes perfectly with the piquant taste of the Yogurt sauce for these delicious meatballs. Nutmeg gives it a little spicy sweetness and Cumin some smokiness. Serve with warm pita bread and a salad, and you are sure to enjoy these meatballs with a Mid-East twist!
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Recipe: Summer Sangria


Sangria is a delicious summertime drink. Using red or white wine and fruit, it is a beautiful drink that showcases the flavors of summer!
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Recipe: Arancini – Fried Risotto Balls


These Arancini -Fried Risotto Balls are a favorite Roman snack. With your leftover Risotto from this recipe, you too can make these delicious treats.
Try them for your next party and have people talking about you and your cooking skills for weeks to come!

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Recipe: Risotto with Cheese


Risotto is an Italian rice dish that is served mainly in the Northern parts of Italy. It is usually made with Arborio Rice. It is distinguished from other rice dishes by the method in which it is cooked. Don’t worry, it’s not hard!
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