Long before Dish on Chefs, I was cooking and dreaming up recipes. This one was one of my favorites. Super easy too! (more…)
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It is starting to get cooler outside, always great soup inspiration, and well, to be honest, I just had a tooth pulled and needed something to eat and soft enough that it did not require a lot of chewing. I decided on potato soup. My potato soup never ever comes out quite the same. Other than potatoes and the creamy soup base, the other ingredients change depending on what is in my pantry and refrigerator.
The base for the soup is the most important part to me. Continue Reading →
A few, well maybe more than a few, years ago I bought or was given one of those knife sets in a big wooden block that had every conceivable type of knife in it including
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I didn’t feel like doing much of anything today except watch football. I spent very little time on the computer and napped a lot. However, one thing I did do, because it always makes me happy, is cook. Nothing fancy or hard, just tasty food that will be dinner all week long!
First up was Beef Enchilada Casserole. No recipe really, just Continue Reading →
Well, we didn’t win this year, but you can be sure we will be entering again next year! Watching the competition posting taught me a bit about the picture making a huge difference. Enjoy the recipe oyster lovers! oh, and mark your calendar to check for the contest here and on the Grilled Cheese Academy website.
Imagined this grilled cheese delight during a conversation with my daughter about (more…)
A few weeks ago I bought some herbs to grow on my deck in containers. One of them was thyme! It started growing like crazy almost immediately. I needed to think of something to use it and I started out thinking about roast chicken and using it inside the bird.
Then I had spaghetti and meatballs for dinner one night and when I made the meatballs I used the fresh oregano that I had growing.
Flash! How about using the thyme in a (more…)
When I was a young boy, my mother taught me to make this simple dish. It has wonderful flavor and goes great with sausage, bacon or ham.
I have made this for my own children on many occasions and it is one of their favorites too. It makes a great breakfast, lunch or dinner! (more…)
Avocados have been insanely inexpensive lately and when I was in Hanneford’s last week they were 77 cents a pound! Naturally a few made into my basket. Who could resist. Well, this happened and that happened and they didn’t get used as quickly as might have usually. Stumbled into the kitchen this morning in search my morning brew and there still on the counter where these two small perfectly ripened emerald gems that practically begged to be used before they spoiled. First thought, “Make a nice guacamole”. But discovered that was no cilantro. There was, however a skinless boneless chicken breast in the freezer. Hmmm. Chicken Avocado salad perhaps? Yeah, but it’s frozen. Big surprise, Hanneford’s was on the errand list again this morning. Browsing through the store revealed these wonderful turkey breast packages on sale. Perfect! Turkey and Avocado salad! I grabbed a bunch of cilantro and headed for home. This recipe made itself as while searching the kitchen for likely ingredients. (more…)
I love my 12-Inch Cast-Iron Skillet. It performs better than any pan I own. This picture is a Ham, Cheese and Asparagus Quiche with a Potato Crust recipe that I found here online. I switched it up a bit and used cheddar cheese instead of the goat and fontina cheeses, regular yellow onions in place of shallots and left out the tarragon, (I am just not a big fan of the flavor.) in the recipe and it came out fabulous! The potato was nice and crisp around the edges and the asparagus cooked perfectly nestled into the the top of the quiche. When I do this again though, I think Continue Reading →
Snow? Snow on the first day of Spring? Come on. I was craving the taste of summer, today on this first day of Spring.
While at the grocery store this morning walking through the produce department I noticed all the tomatoes and suddenly wanted a cucumber and tomato sandwich. Oh lord, they are SO expensive! We all know that cardboardy taste of winter grown hothouse tomatoes. Eww! Well I looked and there were some nice looking cherry and grape tomatoes selling for Continue Reading →