Heirloom tomatoes with a Basil/Mint Dressing

In appetizers On February 7, 2012 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 »

Maque Choux Smoked Peppers

In Sides On January 30, 2012 0 Comments

I wanted to try some different smoke recipes and have started looking through my Smoke and Spice recipe book.  So today I tried these smoked peppers.  I love… Read More »

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