Category Archives: Recipes

Positively Porktastic

This weekend, I decided it was time to cook my ham.  I bought a smoked fully cooked ham right before Easter but ended up storing it in the freezer instead of cooking it.  This was the time to cook it.  I was craving a semi-traditional Southern Sunday dinner, we were having a friend over, and […]

Shrimp Noodle Soup

My preference is to whip up a fancy, multi-dish meal every night.  But if I did that, we’d be eating at 10 pm.  So I plan ahead (lots of Sunday cooking) and use shortcuts to feed us well during the week.  Last week, I followed a stressful workday with a trip to the grocery store […]

Potato Salad

I’m not a potato salad fan.  The mayo, the blandness, the liquid collecting on the side after a day in the fridge… it’s just not my thing.  But we needed a starchy side for our impromptu BBQ…  And I had potatoes, eggs, and mayo…  So I whipped up a batch of potato salad that was […]

Curry Shrimp & Veggie Stir-Fry

This calorie counting thing is no joke. If I’m home, it just involves a little advance planning. If I’m on the go, it involves a massive amount of willpower, hunger pains, and a herculean amount of willpower. After having a 1700 calorie dinner at a fantastic Mexican restaurant in San Diego, I was ready to […]

Chicken Pot Pie

This Valentine’s Day, we decided to skip the restaurants and make dinner together at home.  After much contemplation we settled on making a chicken pot pie.  A survey of the internet turned up tons of recipes — Rich Chicken Pot Pie, Moroccan Chicken Pot Pie, and Marshall Field’s Chicken Pot Pie are just a few […]

Guacamole

Ingredients 2 ripe Haas avocados 1/2 cup finely diced red onion juice of 1 lime 1 finely diced jalapeño pepper (or two serrano peppers) 1 finely diced Roma tomato (optional) 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro salt, to taste Instructions In a bowl, mix avocado, red onion, lime juice, and tomato.  Mash gently with a potato […]

Buffalo Wings

I really truly love buffalo wings.  They are hot, crispy, and when done right, tender.  And the pairing with blue cheese dip and celery sticks is wonderful.  I LOVE celery sticks and often eat them with my sandwiches.  Pairing with hot spicy wings and cool blue cheese is perfection indeed. There are buffalo wing purists […]

Braised Short Ribs

I made this while in Florida.  I wonderful filling meal for a cold day.  What’s really great is that it doesn’t require you to stand over the stove.  I used a dutch oven for this but it would have worked just as well in a slow cooker (although you still need to brown everything on […]

Morning Glory Muffins

Since Pret no longer carries the carrot muffins I love so much, I’ve been looking for other ways to get my fix.  The Pret muffins were in a dark spice batter packed with carrots, raisins (I think), and coconut.  I’m sure it was a take on Morning Glory Muffins so here I go trying to […]

Asian Fish Stew

A friend invited me over for dinner one night and served this stew.  It was so yummy I asked for the recipe before leaving for home, then proceeded to sit on it for 6 months.  So now that it’s cold and rainy, this soup has been on my mind.  I made a big pot of it last […]