Hello Chaos!

The underdog

well… when I switched careers I had no idea how busy I would be in my new career right from the beginning. I thought I would have some time to get organized, get my website revised and slowly begin to gain clients. Instead can’t believe the amount of interest I’ve had in my cooking…so here’sRead more

Chicken Caesar Salad

Every year when we go to Mexico we seem to always dine at the restaurant No Way Jose.  The main dining room of the restaurant is on the second floor of a building with an open roof – it makes for a nice setting.  The restaurant serves contemporary Mexican cuisine.  It’s thoughtful, creative and delicious.  The ownerRead more

When you need a simple side…

I am not sure how many people noticed but my website was down for about a day.  For me, a person who really doesn’t understand computer codes, nor do I really want to, it is super frustrating when something isn’t working.  Whenever my site is down I tend to spend way longer than I shouldRead more

Let’s make something with Rose Water!

I love using new ingredients! A few months ago my friend Sandy gave me a bottle of rose water for my birthday.  Rose water is made by steeping rose petals in water.  Its flavor is used quite a bit in Persian cuisine.  Rose water is also used in cosmetics and has medicinal uses as well. Read more

Vegan Caesar

A couple of years back we took a cruise with my parents and my brother’s family. We had never been on cruise, didn’t really know what to expect and honestly didn’t think we would like it as much as we did.  It helps we went on a pretty awesome ship – Royal Caribbean’s Allure ofRead more

When it’s too cold to grill

Well, as luck would have it now that our unseasonably warm weather has left us the next cookbook on my shelf is a grilling cookbook. Also as luck would have it, after getting home late for work I found the propane of my grill was empty.  (Actually I think that last one was actually luckRead more

Mushrooms

Mushrooms. They are an ingredient that I have never really liked.  Well I like sauces and such made with mushrooms, but actually eating a mushroom is not my thing.  So when I opened the next cookbook in line, I was surprised I had actually tagged a recipe which featured mushrooms.  But in the quest toRead more

Indulge without Breaking the Bank

Filet Mignon/Beef Tenderloin or filet de bœuf if you are French. That tender beef that is highly praised and highly priced.  It’s a treat to have filet mignon.  My income, as I am sure many other people’s incomes, doesn’t allow for me to indulge in filet mignon very often.  But after making this next recipeRead more

Chasing Summer

Summer is my favorite season.  Mostly because I REALLY don’t like winter.  I hate the cold, I hate the long dark days.  Summer is so much cheerier and fun.  Especially having a yard with a pool makes summertime that much more enjoyable.  So with summer this year wrapping up I decided to make a very summeryRead more

All star way to serve celery

One of the fun things about my blog is there are actually people out there who read my blog!  And a few readers even get super into reading my posts.  One reader in particular, Jolie, wants to start a Cooking with Rosemary Fan Club and has even joked (or maybe it’s not a joke) about makingRead more

Easy Healthy Transportable Lunch

Brown rice is something I really have never cared for.  It always seems gritty to me.  And it takes a lot longer to cook than white rice.  But it’s said to be the healthier better choice.  If you haven’t guessed it the next recipe features brown rice…and I have to say it kind of made meRead more

Squid Salad

I really dislike wasting food.  I do my best to only purchase food that I will use.  It’s not always easy, schedules change, things come up, plans change and as a result I end up with rotten food.  This next recipe I was originally going to make a week ago, but life happened and IRead more

Never say Never…

Matt and I are approaching our 2 year anniversary.  We had a very romantic wedding in Las Vegas, just the two of us.  When we came home we had a big celebration at our house.  To keep it “simple” we hired a couple of people to cook hotdogs and hamburgers on demand and had a “bar”Read more

Not my favorite of salads

As I have stated a bunch before I love Vietnamese food.  I will also say I have had this next dish in a restaurant before and liked it…so even though this recipe was a fail for me, it could have been my technique or it could have been the actual recipe I was following.

Poached Veggies with Sweet Sesame Dressing

Well this one was kind of a failure, on a couple of levels, but not necessarily the fault of the cookbook I used, Plenty.  Plenty is a vegetarian cookbook, and if you are into that sort of thing you will be happy to know a second cookbook, Plenty More, was recently released.

Rice Noodle Salad

looks better than it tastes

Well I had a good streak of good recipes going, this recipe sadly ends that streak.  The recipe comes from the book Barbecue by Clare Ferguson.