I love when I get to try out new cooking tools and appliances for the first time. In this next recipe I had to purchase a Chinese bamboo steamer basket. Well actually I have been eyeing these steamer baskets every time I shop at my Asian grocery store MultiFood, this next recipe gave me theRead more
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
As much as I love to eat Asian food I have never made a dumpling, wonton or potsticker from scratch. It has always seemed like SO much work, especially when I can easily order delicious dumplings/wontons/potstickers from my Chinese delivery restaurant. But in the interest in expanding my culinary ability I decided it was timeRead more
I thought it might be fun to take a bit of a break from cooking (well there is a recipe hidden in the description of the last gift recommendation) to share with all my readers some of my favorite cookbooks and cooking products. Since we are in December and the holidays are soon approaching perhaps you needRead more
I find that lemongrass is kind of an odd thing. For being a stalk of grass I find it really strange that it carries such a citrus scent and flavor. Lemongrass is used as an herb in Asian cuisine (which is how the next recipe uses it) but also as a medicinal herb in IndiaRead more
It was cold, windy and sleety last weekend. I guess our nice fall weather has finally left us. So it seemed like the perfect time to stay inside and make a warming, comforting soup with some of the mushroom stock I made in my last blog post.
I hate wasting food. I always have a large Ziploc back in my freezer to hold vegetable scraps and vegetables which are about to go bad in my fridge. Once my Ziploc is full I make vegetable stock, see my recipe here. Recently I had a bunch of recipes for mushrooms, and I findRead more
For my last post I used mushrooms, I had a few left over so I decided to put them to use. If you might recall I said I really don’t like eating mushrooms, but I do really like sauces made with mushrooms…so I went ahead to make a pretty popular mushroom sauce. And while typicallyRead more
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
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
Epic Fail! Can anything be more frustrating than getting home from work, spending about 15 minutes prepping and then an hour cooking only to have dinner be a total disaster?! Luckily this doesn’t happen all too often in my house, but it still does happen. And the night I tried to make Coq Au VinRead more
Ok so there is no trick, only scallops. But Happy Halloween everyone!! Scallops are one of those ingredients which are a treat. I love not only eating scallops but since scallops cook quickly they make for a nice fast dinner to cook. But scallops can be expensive so I really don’t cook them allRead more
Being sad that the weather is turning cold 🙁 (our pool was just closed yesterday – I was really hoping summer would rally!) I was craving something “summer-y” yet warming. Lettuce wraps seemed like the perfect dinner to satisfy both of my cravings.
As a girl who grew up in an Italian family and didn’t eat tomatoes or cheese, sausage and peppers was one of the few Italian dishes I liked. Sausage and Peppers is definitely a comfort food. Sausage and Peppers also doesn’t require a lot of ingredients so it’s an easy dish to throw together. IRead more
Last night was the final presidential debate. My friend Al, who recently got a new apartment, hosted a “debate party” of sorts. I find it sad the presidential debates this election are so entertaining (in a reality tv kind of way) that we’ve had parties to watch each debate…but I don’t want to get too politicalRead more
Another new for me in this next blog post, brining! I’ve never really brined before but seemed like a good time as any to try out brining. Brining is similar to marinating. You place your meat in a liquid for a certain amount of time. Except when a marinade tends to be more ofRead more