Archive for the ‘Food’ Category

Bierocks

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

This German street food is one of our favorites. A bit time intensive, but worth the effort at least a few times a year! Bierocks Makes 15 bierocks, 6 dinner servings 2 tbsp canola oil 4 cloves garlic, pressed 3 lb ground beef (I use 15% fat) 3 teaspoon kosher salt 3 teaspoon black pepper 1 tsp ...

Mini Banana Bundt Cake

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

This is just my favorite banana bread recipe, with half white sugar and half light brown sugar, baked in a little 6 cup bundt pan. It only took about 35 minutes rather than an hour. Winning all around! Mini Banana Bundt Cake Makes 1 small cake Ingredients 3-4 small to medium very ...

Longevity Noodles

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Traditionally served for the Chinese New Year, longevity noodles symbolize wishes for a long and happy life. Be careful not to cut or break the noodles as you cook them, as the length is symbolic of the eaters' lives! These are wonderful with skinless boneless chicken thighs as well ...

Mushroom Risotto

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Amazon had a great lightning deal on Instant Pot electronic pressure cookers. Several of my friends have been raving about theirs, so I finally hit the buy button. I gotta say, I do love it! We tried the kalua pork that's in the instruction manual, which turned ...

Apple Salad

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

This easy salad comes together in a few minutes. The hardest part is chopping the apples. My recipe is based off of this one from AllRecipes. Apple Salad Serves 4 8 oz vanilla yogurt (I like Stonyfield whole milk vanilla yogurt) 1 tbsp honey 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup craisins 4 medium granny ...

Scalloped Oysters

Monday, January 4th, 2016

This is an easy and delicious way to enjoy oysters if the ones you have are not quite up to the quality needed for on the half shell. The buttery crunchy topping plays nicely with the plump juicy oysters. This serves 4 as a light dinner, or 8 ...

Soboro Don (Japanese Chicken Rice Bowl)

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

This delicious and fast meal is perfect for week nights. My little rice cooker (Zojirushi NS-LAC05XA Micom 3-Cup(Uncooked) Rice Cooker and Warmer) has a timer so you can put rice and water in the bowl in the morning and have hot fluffy rice just in time for dinner when ...

Nectarot Upside Down Cake

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

This delicicous cake is based off one I found via Pinterest. The buttermilk adds a subtle tang. The original recipe called for nectarines, but this would work well with any stone fruit. I used some of the surplus of nectarots (a hybrid of nectarines and apricots) in ...

Some more hits from dinner

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

We're back on the menu planning wagon and got some excellent dinners this week. Rosemary garlic roasted lamb with pears and brussels sprouts A couple more hits from The Complete Cooking For Two Cookbook. Pork chops with port wine and cherry sauce Maple and bourbon glazed pork tenderloin I liked the first a ...

Pork Tacos with Clementine Salsa

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

This recipe was inspired by the pork tacos with mango salsa in the excellent The Complete Cooking For Two Cookbook. I say inspired by, because we immediate proceeded to change just about everything. I'm sure it's an awesome recipe, but it also provided us with a great way to use ...