Celebrating Cinco de Mayo with Carne de res Jalapeño

Shredding Beef

Last week I was feeling exceptionally lazy about cooking. I prepare, on average, 3 meals a day. For a family of 5. That’s a lot of cooking… and dishes. So I decided one day that the meal I was going to make had to be something that didn’t require I run to the store for … Continue reading

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Eating Spring

Chickpea Pasta, Chard Salad and Grilled Asparagus with Poached Egg

I love this time of year. I love going to the market and seeing all the wonderful veggies and fruits. After a long winter of apples/oranges/bananas (yes, I know they aren’t local!), I am ready to dig into some berries and melons. When I saw this asparagus, I just had to get it! I literally … Continue reading

{VIDEO POST} Chicken Part 3: Pho


OK folks, here it is: the BIG finale. After making a lemon-rosemary chicken and then stock, we have reached our final destination: Chicken Pho. For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, pho is the Vietnamese noodle soup. It is most typically served with beef, but if you go to a good pho restaurant, … Continue reading

VIDEO POST: My Famous Lemon-Rosemary Chicken


In an attempt to learn to make videos and use them to teach more about my cooking than simply blogging about them can do, I decided that I would start with chicken. Why not? This is the first installment of three videos showing what you can do with a simple roasting chicken. To start, I … Continue reading

The Night Before, The Night Before New Year’s

Filet Mignon with Compound Butter

Strangely enough, this year we have ZERO plans for New Year’s Eve. Usually, we have a handful of invitations to choose from, but mostly we don’t have a sitter. So we may end up at home anyway, but still. Seems like this year our friends all put their energies into Halloween for some reason. It … Continue reading


Turkey Mole over Rice with Avocado

Turkey Mole is one of my husband’s favorite recipes. This is one that he has been playing with for years and each time, it is unique. I no longer remember where the original recipe came from. Like a lot of the things we cook, we improvise with what we have on hand. We have changed … Continue reading


Stacking Dagwood Style

Now I am certain that nobody needs me telling them that a BLT is one of the most awesome sandwiches – EVER! I am partial to bacon though, so perhaps my view of the world is a bit slanted. With Thanksgiving looming over us this week, I decided it was time to share with you … Continue reading


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