Easy weeknight dinner: Demerara sugar-crusted pork chop, arugula salad, infused brown rice

    With the new year, comes new inspiration. One of those inspirations is from the book, “The Jungle Effect,” by Daphne Miller M.D. The message isn’t new, but inspiring just at the… Continue reading

Kay’s Guacamole

This guacamole when made with perfect balance really pops!… in flavor and texture. Using ripe avocados is really key. Garlic, cilantro, spice, lime juice and seasoning really develop the flavor. The avocado cubes, tomatoes,… Continue reading

Baking Momofuku Milk Bar’s Crack Pie® recipe

Crack Pie. Yes…crack pie. If you were equally intrigued upon hearing the name, without dismissing it, then you really should investigate just as I did. I found the recipe for this pie in Bon… Continue reading

Easy Mexican Night

One of my favorite meals to make is Tex-Mex/Mexican night. I usually make a handful of dishes. The only requirement for each one? That they’re easy and quick. This night’s meal was: spiced… Continue reading

Squash, Potato and Bean Ragout

Squash, Potato and Bean Ragout This dish, like many recipes I cook, was inspired by ingredients I already had on hand and wanted to use up. I googled ideas for butternut squash, beans… Continue reading

Homemade mascarpone cheese is REALLY easy to make!

For this year’s Thanksgiving, I changed-up my recipe for mashed potatoes to one which has mascarpone in it.  I went with a roasted garlic potatoes recipe again, but this time the potatoes were… Continue reading

Thanksgiving 2015 Meal

I think this Thanksgiving meal was the most successful of all Thanksgiving meals I’ve ever hosted. The turkey came out great, and all of the sides were so delicious. Each side came out “proper”… Continue reading

French (green) Lentil Soup with Coconut Milk and Indian Spices

French (green) Lentil Soup with Coconut Milk and Indian Spices This is based on a recipe I found using a google search for ingredients I have in my fridge that I did not… Continue reading

When it’s right, you know

Have you ever agonized over a decision or a plan and put so much effort in but saw no desirable result? This recently happened to me while planning a vacation. The original vacation… Continue reading

Chicken & Pappardelle

Italian seasoning ground cornmeal breaded t-rex chicken breast over egg pappardelle and Trader Joe’s bolognese sauce with shaved Parmesan.  In cornmeal mix: ground lemon pepper, Spice House Little Italy blend, kosher salt, oregano. … Continue reading