January 23rd, 2011
My wife lived in New Zealand for part of her childhood and her dad is from New Zealand. When we were dating she made this for me and I was sold. It was my first real introduction to lamb, which they raise plenty of in New Zealand. They have more sheep than people in New Zealand!
Shepherd’s pie is a true comfort food, containing potatoes, veggies, minced (ground) meat and gravy! This dish is great to make to feed a large family or to make and (…read more and get the recipe)
January 22nd, 2011
After a very long hiatus I decided to cook again. Just kidding, I cook all the time! The only problem is I don’t make time to share it with you. Well, here I am and I’ve got a few tricks up my sleeve, including this delicious stew.
I recently returned from a wonderful vacation in Jamaica where (…read more and get the recipe)
April 17th, 2010
Want to know one of the best dishes I’ve had in a long time? How about this one:
August 5th, 2009
Boy, oh boy! This curry is the most amazing curry I have had yet. I have tried to make many curries in the past and none even come close to this. A friend gave me (…read more and get the recipe)
July 17th, 2009
I sure love Indian food, and lately I have been experimenting with more and more recipes. I am pretty sure I would be in heaven if I could visit India and enjoy a home-cooked meal (or ten). I have an Indian friend at work who describes some really amazing foods that she makes and her mother makes and I think I drool every time!
Well, I am (…read more and get the recipe)
July 6th, 2009
We just got back from vacation and our garden is teeming with greens. I love greens. Last year I planted kale and collards and I became hooked! What was really amazing about them was that they lasted from early summer until the next spring, when I pulled them up. I couldn’t believe that they survived the snow. Granted it wasn’t that much snow and our climate is very mild, but still!
This year I (…read more and get the recipe)
May 3rd, 2009
March 21st, 2009
This soup turned out SO delicious! Rachel was impressed, I was impressed, what more is there to say? Are you sick? Someone you know? Do you have a craving for a week’s worth of meals done in one batch? Do you have a big gathering of family? You have come to the right place then! If you (…read more and get the recipe)
March 15th, 2009
I was making chicken noodle soup the other today and needed some broth, so I went back and looked through my postings to find a recipe. I wasn’t really happy with it so I updated it just a little and am re-posting it here. I hope you enjoy it!
As you may have noticed I don’t use salt that much. I like to use unsalted butter, and I rarely put salt in anything I bake. I found that it is not necessary to add salt in order to have a delicious flavor. When I went on a salt-free kick way back when, I realized that chicken bouillon and store-bought chicken broths have a LOT of sodium (along with pretty much every thing else you buy at the grocery store). So I decided (…read more and get the recipe)
January 1st, 2009
This guacamole is famous from wall-to-wall — in my house! 😉 Rachel used to hate avocados (and guacamole) but ever since I started making her my “Famous” guacamole she has (…read more and get the recipe)