• Beef Stuffed Cabbage Rolls - Ingredients 1 medium head cabbage 1 to 1-1/4 pounds ground beef 1 cup cooked rice 1 small onion, chopped 1 egg, lightly beaten 2 teaspoons salt-free seasoning 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1 can (16 ounces) tomato sauce 4 teaspoons brown sugar 1/4 cup water 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar Directions Remove […]
  • Rolled Japanese Omelet - INGREDIENTS 5 large eggs 1 tablespoon mirin 1/2 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt Canola oil, for brushing HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs with the mirin, soy sauce and salt. Brush a 10-inch nonstick skillet with oil. Add one-third 
of the eggs and swirl the skillet […]
  • Shrimp Risotto - Shrimp Risotto Wow…I have only made risotto twice in my life.  And this was the second time.  Now, I am not saying it was easy, but, it helps to have mise en place before you start. I was driving home tonite and was thinking what I could make for dinner.  I knew I had just […]
  • Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Zucchini, Sun-Dried Tomato, and Ricotta Cheese - Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Zucchini, Sun-Dried Tomato, and Ricotta Cheese I tried a new recipe today but made a couple of substitutions.  I didn’t have red peppers or goat cheese so I used sun-dried tomato and Ricotta cheese. I started with Epicurious’ recipe for: Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Zucchini, Roasted Red Pepper, and Goat Cheese […]
  • Cider Brined and Glazed Turkey - Cider Brined and Glazed Turkey Everyone has a different opinion on how the best way to make your Thanksgiving turkey is.  I have heard of deep fried turkey, and it does sound amazing however, it is quite dangerous to deep fry a turkey if you have never done it before.  I have tried many, many […]
  • Making Pumpkin Puree - Fresh Pumpkin Puree This year, since I grew pumpkins in the garden, I decided to learn how to make my own pumpkin puree for the Pumpkin Mousse that I will be making for Thanksgiving.  Originally, the pumpkins were for the kids to carve but somehow they never got over to them.  I figured this was […]
  • “The Lazy Cook” - A lazy cook!!!  I can’t believe he just said that!  After everything that I have learned about cooking over the last few years, he says that I’m a lazy cook.  But wait, I guess I should start at the beginning. About three years ago, I started dealing with a tummy problem that would just not […]
  • Summer Skirt Steak and Grilled Vegetables - Summer Skirt Steak and Grilled Vegetables Tried this recipe last night and it was delicious.  I have been on the Whole30 program since 8/1/16 and have done pretty well but it was nice to find a recipe that I could actually eat.  The steak was so tender and vegetables had so much flavor, I ate […]
  • Vichyssoise au Pistou - Made Vichyssoise for 1st course at dinner last night. Delicious. This is a fabulous soup that is usually served cold.  With the pesto and sun dried tomato accent on top instead of chives, it really gives it a deep flavor.  I wasn’t brought up on high end dishes like this so I just had to […]
  • Pork and Poblano Chili with Tomatillos and Chorizo - I tried this recipe from and thought it was really good.  It’s also quite easy to cook.  With the prep involved and cook time, it does take a bit of time but the taste is well worth the effort.  Just remember to have the ingredients ready (mise in place) before starting so you can concentrate […]