So many cultures have a recipe for meat wrapped in pastry. – I just love bold flavored, slow cooked juicy meats and veggies wrapped up in flakey pie crust served piping hot. Mmmmmm. Comfort food. I also love pasta sauce and Italian sausage or yellow curry and potatoes, but that’s a whole nother set ofContinue reading “Empanadas- Savory Hand Pies”
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Spicy Turkey Zucchini Boats! Like a Taco without a Shell. Whatever Floats Your Boat, Right?
Ingredients: 8 medium zucchini 1 cup chicken stick 1 pound ground turkey, chicken, beef or Italian sausage 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, peeled and chopped small dice 1 cup mushrooms, quartered ( optional) 2-3 cloves garlic, minced fine 3 cups pasta sauce 1 Tablespoon oregano, minced fine 1 Tablespoon fresh marjoram, minced fine 1/2Continue reading “Spicy Turkey Zucchini Boats! Like a Taco without a Shell. Whatever Floats Your Boat, Right? “
Buttered Baba Ganoush
Buttered Baba Ganoush -(Moutabal aka, baba ganoush) is made with aubergines, tahini, pine nuts and plenty of garlic. Beautiful and exotic — these are two words that best describe a delicate, aubergine. They come in so many varieties. Most commonly seen are the lavender to purple varieties, but what many of us didn’t know, is that …. Aubergines areContinue reading “Buttered Baba Ganoush”
BBQ Pork Buns Sliders with Sweet Cabbage Slaw
Nothing says yum like good food and great friends. Try my adaption of a BBQ Pork Bun. This make-ahead recipe was a crowd pleaser at my house. You can make the steamed buns or order out from your favorite Asian bakery. Everything else can be made ahead and assembled the day of the event. Special EquipmentContinue reading “BBQ Pork Buns Sliders with Sweet Cabbage Slaw”
Homemade Bacon-Maple Butter
Delicious on just about anything including a good grilled steak. Love this on my recipe for homemade pumpkin spiced flap-jacks, or extra toasty waffles. The best part about making this homemade bacon-maple butter, is that your entire house will smell like holiday ( Insert big, happy sigh.) Ingredients: 1/2 lb. unsalted butter, cut into approximatelyContinue reading “Homemade Bacon-Maple Butter”
Spiced White Drinking Chocolate with Coconut Cream and Homemade Marshmallows
This is one of the most alluring and luxurious drinking chocolate recipes on the planet! Ingredients 1- 14 ounce can unsweetened coconut milk 1 3/4 cups heavy cream 1 -1 1/2 cups whole milk 3 cups white chocolate chips 1 vanilla bean, split or 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 4-6 whole cardamom pods Pinch groundContinue reading “Spiced White Drinking Chocolate with Coconut Cream and Homemade Marshmallows “
Coq au Vin – French Comfort Food- A Rich and Historical Culinary Masterpiece!!
This dish though! < Big Sigh,> Chicken cooked in a rich, velvety sauce, framed with smoky bacon & earthy flavors! Various legends trace coq au vin to ancient Julius Caesar, but the recipe was not documented until the early 20th century when Julia Child featured coq au vin 1961- on PBS in the United States.TheContinue reading “Coq au Vin – French Comfort Food- A Rich and Historical Culinary Masterpiece!!”
Yay, Slow Cooking Season has Arrived! Try my Families Favorite, Slow Sunday Chicken Chile Verde!
There’s a bit of prep up front- but this makes the final flavors all worth the extra effort! Ingredients: 2 lbs. tomatillos, husked (paper skins, removed) and cut in half 4 lg. poblano or anaheim peppers, cut in have seeds and stem removed 1-2 jalapeños, (depending on your spice preference) 4 garlic cloves peeled 2Continue reading “Yay, Slow Cooking Season has Arrived! Try my Families Favorite, Slow Sunday Chicken Chile Verde!”
It’s all about the dressing
Which dressing will your kids like best?
Ice cream waffle sandwiches
Who doesn’t love an ice cream sandwich on a hot day? Make your own at home!