Spiced Rubbed Lamb

It seems a lot of people can be intimidated by lamb. I get it, Depending on the cut you have to hit the right temperature. It can be gamey and can kind of be a hard thing to introduce to people. Some people like it and some people don’t but I for one love lamb….

Squid and Fennel Salad

I think squid is something everyone should try at least once. Its often seen as one of those things you rather order at a restaurant than make at home, which is understandable. Once you get the hang of and the do’s and don’ts it’ll be a cake walk. The main thing to remember about squid…

Sautéed Swiss Chard

I love swiss chard its one of my favorite cooked greens but there are a couple rules to dealing with it. Wash it well. I’m not talking a quick rinse I’m talking running it a nice cold bath in the sink then giving it some down time. Cut the ends. Always invite acid to the…

Hoisin and Beer Marinated Pork Chops

I tend to over do it when I go to specialty markets. The over excitement of it all always gets me. I’ve even gone so far as to picking up a hand basket from the front instead of a cart to try and keep things at a minimum. The way I shop sometimes you’d think…

Cherry Habanero Chinese Spareribs

I’m starting to think the theme going into my summer is going to be sweet heat because I find myself gravitating to the two a lot lately. For me its anything with a decent sugar content plus the hottest pepper I have on hand at the moment. That makes for some really fun, flavorful, interesting…

Cheesy Italian Chicken

Nine times out of ten I have my weekly meals planned. I like to have my ideas down, a potential shopping list, and potential spin offs for left overs of ingredients. I usually have a general idea for the week. Now whether or not I get to everything is another story. Sometimes I have my…

Pistachio Pesto Fettuccini with Shrimp.

I’m feeling a little bit under the weather and as much as that sucks I try and look for some silver lining. The only thing that makes being sick not a total bust is naps, tea and spicy food. Now I have to be really sick for a couple of bad things to get in…

Silver Dollar Pancakes w/ Nutella & Bananas

I forgot silver dollar pancakes existed. I don’t know why but they randomly popped into my thought process and it suddenly clicked. When I started to think how id like a order of pancakes to be prepared I thought a bananas foster kind of topping. Actually, thinking about it now I think I was thinking…

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are hands down the number one cookie made in my house. A close second are snickerdoodles. I keep a couple of go-to recipes for chocolate chip cookies depending on my mood. Sometimes I want chewy ones, sometimes the big ones that seem to not want to spread and the extra thin and…