Cooking with Fresh Herbs

About a year or ago, I began cooking with fresh herbs. Honestly, I didn’t think I would notice much of a difference. What I discovered definitely changed my culinary habits. Fresh herbs will enhance the flavor of any dish. Fresh herbs add elements of bold, rich flavors. The variety of herbs are abundant. In addition, herbs used […]…

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Potato Gnocchi with Crispy Prosciutto

I decided to change up my gnocchi recipe slightly on my second attempt. Since my first attempt at gnocchi, I had purchased a ricer. A ricer is a “must have” when making gnocchi. The last time I squeezed my potatoes through a garlic press. I do not recommend this method. This time I did not follow […]…

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Angry Pig Fried Rice

aI will admit I decided to make this dish based solely on the name.  I think I would make anything with “Angry Pig” in the name. This dish has an interesting, subtle Asian flare with some unique flavors. I came across this recipe on the Food & Wine website. I didn’t have the peppercorns, snow […]…

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Oven Baked Spicy Pork Ribs with Bok Choy Salad

Ribs are not just for summer time grilling. Another great way to cook ribs is roasting them in the oven. My husband is a huge rib fan, and he recently came home from the grocery store with a huge box of pork ribs. I was stuck inside the house with the cold weather so I […]…

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Creative Cooking for Kids

My child loves a good art project. Cooking is the culinary art. There are many dishes that you can encourage your young children to be creative. Many of the dishes available to encourage kids to cook are sweets, such as cakes, cupcakes, and cookies. However, we cannot survive solely on sweets, or we should not anyway. Cooking is a great way […]…

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Turkey Bacon Club Burger

This recipe combines a few of my favorite things: bacon, burgers, and ranch. I am also a big fan of club sandwiches. This is a different take on all of these elements. I am going to say healthier than a classic burger with the same deliciousness. Begin with one pound of ground turkey in a […]…

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Hot Bean Stew, Warm Homemade Bread, Cold Winter Night

The best time for comfort food is a cold winter night. What better comfort food than a hot stew and homemade bread? Since my family was just loving the homemade focaccia bread, I decided to make a pork and bean stew that evening for supper to compliment the fresh bread. I adapted this stew recipe […]…

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Prosciutto & Parmesan Focaccia Bread

I have been trying to get the hang of making bread for awhile now. I have made several disastrous loaves of buttermilk bread. I have made olive loaves and pepperoni loaves. All of my breads have been…. okay. I want more than okay. I have made buttermilk break that would break a window. Some loaves were […]…

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Prosciutto & Mozzarella Sandwiches with a Kick!

This sandwich is a quick and yummy dinner fix. This is an Emeril Lagasse Prosciutto and Mozzarella Panini recipe from Food Network. I did make a change to the recipe. The recipe calls for a vinaigrette of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic with salt and pepper. I did this as instructed. I also used prosciutto and […]…

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Happy New Year! Culinary Challenges & Resolutions

Happy New Year! I am a novice food blogger, novice foodie, and novice cook. I cook a lot of recipes I find challenging so that I learn new skills and new flavors. Many of the recipes I try seem complicated. Many of the ingredients don’t seem as if they blend together well. Some ingredients are completely new to […]…

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