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

New Year Rice Bowl

I receive a lot of cooking/food website newsletters. I would say on an on average day I will receive between 7-10 newsletters from different sites.  What I find hilariously funny is the vast difference from the theme of the newsletters from Christmastime to January 1st.  Prior to New Year the recipes are all decadent andRead more

Confit this!

A few months ago my friend Pam and I took a cooking class at The Chef Next Door in Walkerville.  One of the dishes featured was duck confit.  For those of you who were like me about 6 months ago and don’t know what confit means meat cooked in it’s own rendered fat.  It soundsRead more

Yum Broccoli Pasta

this is good dinner!

The more and more I cook recipes from cookbooks the more and more I find there are some pretty terrible cookbooks out there.  Cookbooks where it seems nobody actually proofread or tried out the recipes.  Perhaps some of my funnier/more popular posts are those that have recipes that don’t work out.  Well sorry to disappointRead more

Fast and Yummy Stir Fry Dinner

I am a carnivore.  I love meat.  I love beef especially, beef tenderloin being my favorite.  Well this next recipe was right up my beef alley.  I knew it would be good and it was!  Yay for winning!!

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

Prosciutto Time!

On our last trip to Eataly (you can read about it here btw), I bought a new book called “Prosciutto” by Carla Bardi.  The book is not only a guidebook for prosciutto but it also contains a few recipes.

Soup…or maybe not.

As luck would have it the next recipe in the project is also a soup recipe.  The recipe is called Whole-Meal Chicken Noodle Soup, Chinese Style and is from the cookbook The Minimalist Cooks Dinner by Mark Bittman.  Mark Bittman is also author to another cookbook I have, How to Cook Everything, and each areRead more