Archive for the ‘Food’ Category

Teriyaki Chicken, Veggie, and Rice Bowls

Friday, January 19th, 2024

These have been a dinner staple for many years in our house. The photo and recipe were definitely due for an update. I have an electric wok that I love for cooking stir fries like this, but any large deeper skillet will work just fine. Teriyaki Chicken, Veggie, and Rice Bowls Ingredients: For ...

Sous Vide Pork Loin

Tuesday, January 9th, 2024

Sous vide is a method of cooking where the food is cooked by being sealed in a plastic bag and submerged in a precisely temperature controlled water bath. It makes cooking things to the exact preferred level of doneness very easy, and while it can take awhile, it's all passive ...

Hoppin’ John

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024

Hoppin' John is black eyed peas cooked with pork, served over rice and often accompanied by some sort of greens. It's traditional, especially in the southern United States to serve on New Year's day. Filling, delicious, and easy to make, we started making this a couple years ago. I often ...

Japanese Curry – Kare Raisu

Friday, October 6th, 2023

We fell even more in love with Japanese cuisine when Shaun did a tour of duty over in Yokosuka several years ago. Japanese curry is a common comfort food over there, easy to make with just about whatever you have on hand, tasty, filling, and decently well balanced nutritionally. If ...

It’s been awhile

Thursday, September 7th, 2023

It's been a long while since I've posted! I'm still enjoying cooking, and over the next few weeks I'll post some of the recipes that have become new standbys over the past few years.

Baked Cinnamon Doughnuts with Maple Vanilla Frosting

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

These are based off of Ina Garten's recipe. They are an easy and delicious breakfast. My little guy had to add rainbow sprinkles to his mini sized ones! Baked Cinnamon Doughnuts with Maple Vanilla Frosting Makes 18 regular doughnuts or 36 mini doughnuts For the doughnuts: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1.25 cups sugar 2 ...

Whiskey Glazed Apple Cake

Sunday, October 1st, 2017

For my birthday this year, we made a version of Peabody's excellent Fireball Glazed Apple Cake. It turned out wonderfully! Using multiple types of apples, applesauce, and apple whiskey made for a deep apple flavor that using just one type of apple just can't quite touch. Whiskey Glazed Apple Cake For ...

Caprese Pasta

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

This is a great late summer meal. Sometimes, we'll add some sliced grilled chicken or garlicky shrimp or langostino tails for a bit more hearty meal, but this is great all on its own. Caprese Pasta Serves 4 8 oz dry linguine pasta 2 tbsp olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp red ...


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 ...