Grilled Balsamic Vegetables with Teriyaki Beef

Our store finally carried some baby bok choy this week. Grilling this lovely small baby choy is the perfect conduit for getting the best out of this wonderful vegetable. And to accompany the baby bok choy some grilled mushrooms andRead more…

Herb Cheese Chicken with Pan Sauce

There are times when I have the least amount of ingredients available between refrigerator, freezer and pantry that from sheer desperation of what to put together for dinner that my creative side kicks in and a new recipe (at leastRead more…

Easy Apple Pie Beggars Purses

There has been an extra can of apple pie mixture in my pantry for a while now. It has been there since I used one of them for my Easy Fried Apple Pies. It has been haunting me. Other thanRead more…

Mexican Shepherds Pie

When thinking about what to have for dinner on what seemed to be a not so warm spring day, I gravitated back to something hearty. What I came up with was to make shepherd’s pie. I did not have leftRead more…

Crispy Curried Baked Chicken

My mother used to bake chicken wings when we were growing up and all she did was add seasonings and dots of butter on each wing. By the mid to late 1960’s there was a pre-made “salad seasoning” mix thatRead more…

Chocolate Cake with Black Raspberry Ganache

I don’t think I have ever met any one that didn’t like chocolate. However I have met people who ate so much chocolate candy and got sick and were never able to eat anything chocolate for either a very longRead more…

Steakhouse Barbecue Shrimp – Orleans Style

Barbecue Shrimp is an appetizer at Ruth Chris Steakhouse and whenever I have had the opportunity to dine there it is what I order. It’s fabulous. I tried recreating it years ago and I must say it was fairly good,Read more…

Holiday Ham Glaze

There is something I have to admit to you. I have never been a huge fan of ham. Not that I don’t like it, it’s just not generally one of those things when we discuss “what would you like forRead more…

Extra Cheesy Parmagiana

The flavor and texture that melted cheese in a frying pan when it gets kind of crispy and browned makes my taste buds go a little berserk in a good way. I love that. Like fried cheese; you know whatRead more…

Baked Asparagus

Allow me to engage you for a bit in this post and talk about a spring vegetable that I absolutely love but do not always buy because of the per pound price. The price of asparagus is dictated by theRead more…

Baked Cod with Herb Crust

It’s the first of April and we are still pretty chilly here in Connecticut. After a long winter of cozy, warm and hearty and heavier meals I am particularly ready to start eating lighter. This was one of the coldestRead more…

Mussels with Coconut Thai Curry Broth

What do you prepare when you have invited another couple over for dinner and you don’t have a large budget? You want something elegant but looking at the meat case you discover that the roast you were hoping to makeRead more…