Winter Clams

I have a favorite recipe for clams which involves placing them on the BBQ until they pop open and then tossing in them a spicy garlic oil. I have never made a clam dish that I like better until this next recipe.  And since this next recipe does not involve having to go outside toRead more

GochuJang

  GochuJang is a Korean sauce that is kind of new to me. It is a red chile paste that contains glutinous rice, fermented soybeans, salt and sweetener.  It has a pretty unique flavor, it’s super thick and is pretty strong – meaning it really needs to be stirred into something to make a sauce or marinade ratherRead more

Bloody Valentine

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!! Because I LOVE food so much I decided to put up 2 posts this Valentine’s Day!!  Ever hear the old saying “the way to the heart is through the stomach?”  Whoever came up with that I don’t think ever took an anatomy class.  BUT for me I know I put out a lotRead more

Vegan Caesar

A couple of years back we took a cruise with my parents and my brother’s family. We had never been on cruise, didn’t really know what to expect and honestly didn’t think we would like it as much as we did.  It helps we went on a pretty awesome ship – Royal Caribbean’s Allure ofRead more

Sweet & Spicy

I had a bit of pork tenderloin left over from the recipe I made I my last post. I decide to make a quick stir fry and throw in some shrimp too, why not?  The whole dish came together quickly, didn’t use a ton of ingredients and had such great flavor – a perfect busyRead more

Perfect Dinner Party Main

There are so many recipes out in the world it’s rare that I have a single recipe on repeat. Of all the recipes I’ve made I think this next recipe is one that I have gone back to make the most.  It’s my go to dish for a dinner party.  It’s delicious, unexpected and best ofRead more

Herb Garden Pasta

For Christmas this past year my brother and sister-in-law wanted an indoor herb garden. Getting them this indoor herb garden was harder than I thought.  In Windsor every grocery store I shop at seem to have potted herb plants in the produce department.  Stateside I went to SEVERAL grocery stores, called a few more andRead more

Best Tomato Soup

This week’s posts are all about soups! Tomato soup may seem like a basic soup but I promise you this take on tomato soup is not basic at all.  When I made this soup I was fully expecting to only serve it and not actually have a bowl.  But when I tasted it I changedRead more

Shrimpy Soup

I have tried to get into the habit this winter of making a soup over the weekend and then bringing the soup into work for lunches during the week. I try to make different soups week to week to keep myself from getting bored.  Most of the time I use either my chicken or veggieRead more

Burger Queen

I have the reputation in my home for making delicious burgers. A couple of years ago I made my son Hunter a burger that when he took a bite he proclaimed that it was the best burger he’s ever eaten.  Hunter even asked that I remake that burger for his birthday dinner last year.  WhenRead more

New Year Rice Bowl

I receive a lot of cooking/food website newsletters. I would say on an on average day I will receive between 7-10 newsletters from different sites.  What I find hilariously funny is the vast difference from the theme of the newsletters from Christmastime to January 1st.  Prior to New Year the recipes are all decadent andRead more

One Pot Wonderful

One pot wonder meals, they seem to be the modern day once loved, now loathed casserole. The idea for one pot wonder meals is simple, cook your entire meal using only one pot!  For kitchens without dishwashers, like my own, one pot wonders mean quick and easy clean up!  If you look on the internetRead more

Soup made with leftovers

Brrrr. It is FRIGID outside!  And this past weekend all I wanted to do was curl up in a ball under a mound of blankets and watch tv.  Instead I spend some time playing around with my new multi-cooker I talked about in my last post.  And I made a really delicious soup using someRead more

Cooking with my new Multi-Cooker!

It’s always fun to get a new kitchen tool or appliance and use it for the first time. After seeing a crazy multi-cooker in a Sur La Table catalog I decided I wanted to get one.  I’d been considering getting a rice cooker.  And I think I may be one of the only humans whoRead more