A great quick and delicious dinner is homemade pizza. School’s out, and it’s time to have some fun in the kitchen with my little assistant chefs. I’m thinking we’ll make a large rectangular pizza and top half with arugula, goat cheese, and caramelized onions. The other half will be topped with tomato sauce, basil leaves, and mozzarella.… Continue reading Pizza Night!
I hate pierogis… said no one, ever! I’m in my kitchen this afternoon preparing a yummy batch of these. I’ll be topping them with some sweet caramelized onions and pairing with a refreshing beet salad and delicious garlic sautéed cabbage. If you’re in a pierogi making mood you can make large quantities of these and… Continue reading Potato, Cheese, and Mushroom Pierogis served with Garlic Sautéed Cabbage and Beet Salad
Friday!! This evening calls for some comfort food to keep us energized after a long week. The first time I tried polenta was at my mother-in-law’s. She’s a fantastic cook and I was instantly in love with the taste and texture. She served it with a wonderful pork stew. Lovely. Disclaimer for this recipe: braising… Continue reading Braised Pork in Tomato Sauce Served Over Creamy Polenta
It’s going to be jerk chicken served with long grain rice and mango salsa tonight! Simple yet perfect combo. The chicken has been marinating in my fridge since yesterday evening and I can’t wait to throw it in the oven and dig in! Multiple levels of flavor, intense aromas, and a good fiery bite! (P.S.… Continue reading Spicy Jerk Chicken Legs with Refreshing Mango Salsa
Tonight, we’re having fish tacos for dinner! This is a favorite of mine. I love the combination of flavors and textures in this dish. You’ve got the lovely crispiness from the baked breaded fish (yes, baked not fried!), the tanginess from the lemony sour cream dressing, the crunch from the coleslaw, and finally a nice… Continue reading Baked Fish Tacos
Well, here it is. My first blog post! I created this blog to share my cooking adventures with you all. I aim to make it as light a read as possible and filled with lots of pictures, cooking tips, and other tidbits. I’m all about fresh ingredients, colorful recipes, and delicious flavor combinations. Never underestimate the… Continue reading Colorful and Spicy Lemongrass Chicken Soup
Everyone loved the lemongrass chicken soup I served at dinner yesterday. Yay! Today, I’m making a gorgeous middle-eastern dish called ‘Fettah’. My mom used to make this for us growing up, and I think it may be in my top ten favorite meals. Here’s my version of this wonderful dish. Summer Squash (Cousa) Fettah THE INGREDIENTS.… Continue reading Summer Squash (Cousa) Fettah Recipe