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Chili 4 Way

In dinners On February 8, 2012 Comments Off on Chili 4 Way

The fun of learning to cook is trying something with an idea of spices and flavors that go together but no idea of the result.  I made a… Read More »

Heirloom tomatoes with a Basil/Mint Dressing

In appetizers On February 7, 2012 Comments Off on Heirloom tomatoes with a Basil/Mint Dressing

Simple but flavorful.  I wanted to change up having just another salad.  So I created a light dressing by mixing fresh basil and mint with a fresh lemon… Read More »

Grilled Chicken Sandwich

In Lunch, Sandwiches On February 6, 2012 Comments Off on Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Pulling together what you have in your refridgerator is a really fun game.  It is also like the show Chopped on the cooking channel with a little more… Read More »

BBQ Salmon

In dinners On February 3, 2012 Comments Off on BBQ Salmon

I have learned a lot from watching cooking shows and I watch them all the time.  Starting dishes in a skillet and finishing in the oven enables you… Read More »

Macaroni and Cheese

In dinners, Sides On February 2, 2012 2 Comments

How does one elevate something so simple to another level.  Once the basics of the roux are mastered, playing with cheeses and a little velvetta for creamyness makes this staple so much more. … Read More »

Steaks with a Brandy Mustard Sauce

In dinners On February 2, 2012 Comments Off on Steaks with a Brandy Mustard Sauce

As I still learn the art of cooking, it is rewarding when I can create more elegance and taste to a meal in very little time.  Tonight we… Read More »

Bar-B-Que Beef Brisket

In dinners On February 1, 2012 Comments Off on Bar-B-Que Beef Brisket

Turning lemons into lemonade.  We had guests for dinner the other night and one of the items I served was a smoked brisket.  Though the smoking was really… Read More »

Not Your Ordinary Cole Slaw

In Sides On February 1, 2012 Comments Off on Not Your Ordinary Cole Slaw

In my house, the kids ask for me to make my cole slaw.  That is pretty good when it comes to eating vegetables.  This is a recipe that… Read More »

Heirloom Tomatoes with Goat Cheese

In appetizers On January 30, 2012 Comments Off on Heirloom Tomatoes with Goat Cheese

I wanted to create something a little lighter for an appetizer.  The tomatoes looked pretty good at the store and I had some goat cheese in my refridgerator… Read More »

Smoked Pulled Chicken

In dinners On January 30, 2012 Comments Off on Smoked Pulled Chicken

Flavors are more intense when layered.  When making pulled chicken it really deepens the flavor by adding a dry rub to the chicken.  If you have the time,… Read More »

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