How many of you enjoy cooking? Is it more of a chore, or is it fun for you? More often than not, I run into people who don’t enjoy cooking because they don’t know what they’re doing and don’t know where to start. One of my first questions is, “Do you have a slow […]
So, you’ve got yourself a salmon filet and you have no idea what to do with it. There are probably hundreds of things you could do with it, but here’s a very simple method that you’ll enjoy. Take a VERY SHARP knife, like this one, and very carefully cut slits through the skin about 1/4″-1/2″ […]
So, in my Backyard Produce Mystery Box delivery I received rainbow carrots. Carrots are naturally sweet, and when you roast them, they’re even sweeter. Feel free to use regular carrots instead of this fancy variety, but someday you should definitely try the rainbow type. Preheat your oven to about 400. If you don’t have a Y-shaped peeler, […]
This was hands-down the absolute moistest, most delicious baked chicken I’ve ever had. If you think baked chicken is always dry, allow me to convince you to try my way. I baked this chicken with the same technique I used to bake our Thanksgiving Turkey a few months ago. As you can see, it works. […]
There was a time when I cooked in commercial kitchens where I had a dishwasher who’s only job was to clean up after my mess and wash the dishes while I cooked. It was glorious. But in real life, we’ve gotta clean up our own dishes. I don’t know about you, but I’m almost 30 […]
I spent the year of 2009 in Trnava, Slovaka doing some volunteer mission work. My absolute favorite classic Slovak dish is called Bryndzové halušky (pronounced “breend-zoh-vah hah-loosh-key”). It’s simple, yet delicious. Potato dumplings with bacon and bryndza, a soft sheep cheese. A few disclaimers before I continue. I am not Slovak and would never claim that […]
I’ll be honest. There’s a part of me that feels a little guilty for posting this recipe. Bacon fat doesn’t necessarily conjure up images of healthy eating. Like most foods, though, we use our common sense and wisdom to eat in moderation. The great part about this dressing is that it’s so packed with flavor, […]
One way to get healthy and save money is to eat at home. But to be consistent, you’ve got to realistic. If dinner takes too long to prepare every night, you’re not going to do it. To be realistic, you’ve got to be able to get in and out of the kitchen quickly. That’s why chopping skills and the right knife are paramount in learning how to cook.
Ugh, life is so much better when you’re not picky about food! Used to hate mushrooms, now I love them. If you love mushrooms, this soup is for YOU. I also found a great new method to soup-making! Stay tuned.
I want you to listen to me right now. This is one of the best tasting things I’ve ever cooked. Now, don’t be intimated, and go cook it. This is a dish I always see chefs making and I had never had it before. So here we go!
This meal was ridiculous. The flavor was out of this world. It’s like beef stew on crack. It took quite a while to cook so if you’re in a hurry to get in and out of the kitchen, this is not the meal for you. However, perfect for sticking it in the oven before church […]
So I really prefer to not use pre-made ingredients such as Ro*Tel, but I happened to be given one of these cans so I needed to find a way to use it. In the ingredients you’ll see that it’s mainly just chopped tomatoes and green chilies, so I didn’t feel like I was cheating too […]
Hmm…so as I look in my fridge I see I have a piece of chicken, an apple, and like one egg left to my name. Ok, this should be interesting. My first thought was to combine the apple with bread to make a sweet and savory stuffing for the inside of the chicken, then breading […]
Here’s a great “I’m Starving!” meal to throw together for just yourself or for the whole family. If you have a thick spaghetti or yaki soba noodles you can use that to look a little more like real lo mein, but I used whatever pasta I had, which was penne whole wheat. This is a cheap […]
So it’s the end of the week and all I have left in my fridge is some leftover chili, an onion, a bell pepper and some spinach that isn’t quite fit for eating fresh. What to do? Soup! That’s what to do! What I love about soup is that it’s flippin’ fast, easy, and you […]
While some of you may be completely happy with a full plate of freshly sauteed veggies, I understand your hesitation in making this a full meal. You’re welcome to use this as a side item, but I challenge you to try to eat a simple plate of hot veggies for lunch or dinner and see […]