New Beginning!!

So I’ve made the leap, I’ve left  my career in architecture of nearly 15 years to begin a new career in the culinary field!!  In the coming weeks I will be redoing my website to offer personal cheffing and catering services while continuing to share great recipes on my blog….stay tuned for that!  On theRead more

Grilling outside in November

Can anyone believe we are in November and temperatures are still in the 60’s?! Milking summer, I mean fall for all it’s worth I decided to make use of our new outdoor grill to cook dinner outside on it this past weekend.  Don’t worry, for those who don’t have such an awesome outdoor grill thisRead more

Korean? Short Ribs

I mentioned Walkerville’s newest restaurant F&B a few posts ago.  Well here I go again on F&B.  Something that Matt and I always order when we go are the Korean Ribs.  We crave them actually.  So when I opened up my next cookbook and saw the recipe was for Korean Short Ribs I was immediatelyRead more

ANOTHER Beef and Noodle Soup


I have to say as I get more and more into cooking I am becoming more and more a fan of Mark Bittman.  I own several of his cookbooks and the recipe from today’s post comes from one of the first cookbooks I ever bought, How to Cook Everything.  I HIGHLY recommend this book forRead more

Beef Noodle Soup

Now that the weather is cooling off it’s nice to have a soup recipe next in line!  This recipe comes from 1 Stock, 100 Soups by Linda Doeser.  As the title states the cookbook contains 100 soup recipes which use 1 stock to create them.

Dinner and Survivor!


My mother-in-law Elaine, who also goes by “Lasagna,” is a huge fan of the show Survivor.  Elaine also currently has a foreign exchanged student from Germany living with her, Maike.  I thought it would be fun to have Elaine and Maike over for a dinner/Survivor night.  I reached for the next cookbook, Rocco’s Real LifeRead more

Fast Stir-Fry

The stir-fry is almost as good looking as Rocco.

The project continues with the cookbook Rocco’s Real Life Recipes – Fast Flavor for Every Day by Rocco DiSpirito.  Rocco DiSpirito is celebrity chef and also a cutie.  He is know for his Italian/American cuisine and he is all about healthy cooking.