It’s been a while…

Hey, remember me? Rosemary who cooks a lot.  I can forgive you if you don’t, I have been SO busy I didn’t post a new recipe all last week!  That was first…and hopefully a last.  With the holiday’s approaching and some last minute airline tickets to use up, it’s been a while since I haveRead 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

Ahi Tuna – super fast, super tasty!

I seem to be in a bit of seafood kick right now. In my last post I made a super easy clam recipe and really hope some readers do try that recipe.  Not only is it good but it’s a sense of accomplishment to use an ingredient which can be intimating.  This next recipe usesRead more

Easter Fun!

This year for Easter we stuck around home instead of traveling.  We got invited to our friends Brad and Jo’s house for a fish fry/bonfire on Saturday.  The next cookbook in line was the one and only baking cookbook I own…not even sure why I own it?  I am not a dessert person so itRead more

Easy Scallop and Shrimp Cocktail

The next cookbook up is one of my few Mexican cookbooks.  It’s called Mexican Made Easy by Marcela Valladolid.  The recipe tagged was for Scallop and Shrimp Cocktail.  This recipe was pretty quick and easy so there aren’t many photos.  We had it as a snack one night while watching Shameless.

I caught you a delicious bass…

all the way done

So technically I did not catch this fish but couldn’t resist a chance to quote one of my favorite movies Napoleon Dynamite.  A movie I recently watched with Maike as a “culture experience.”  But I did buy and cook bass for the next recipe with came from the cookbook Thai Street Food.

More cooking with Maike – Salmon Taco edition

With Matt traveling I decided to invite Maike over for dinner so she could learn to cook another dish to impress her family with when she goes home to Germany.  Luckily for us the recipe ended up being a far easier recipe to follow than the last time we cooked together.  It came from theRead more

Confusion City – Curry Chicken and Rice Noodles

pretty. but not worth the effort.

Well I have to say I am super happy I had help for this recipe.  There were a lot of elements and the recipe wasn’t the easiest to follow.  It was also a lot of work.  The recipe came from the cookbook Jamie Oliver’s Meals in Minutes.

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


Time to Eat!!

For dinner this particular night I decided to tackle 2 cookbook recipes.  The first cookbook for the evening was World Market’s Seafood.  World Market is one of Matt’s and my favorite stores to visit when visiting family in suburban Chicago.  There are several locations throughout the states and one happens to be VERY close toRead more

Flavorful Thai Soup

vibrant and flavorful!

Guess what?!  Another soup recipe in the summer!!  This one comes from the cookbook “Thai Street Food” by David Thompson.  This is the largest cookbook I have, it doesn’t fit on my book shelf upright but it contains beautiful huge pictures of each recipe.