Easy Roast Chicken and Seasonal Vegetables

This past Christmas I received several new cookbooks.  This is the first of the new (Christmas) cookbooks I am trying a recipe from.  So far I am impressed!  The recipe I made was easy to follow, gave some great tips (which I even learned something new) and had options for vegetables medleys to use basedRead 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

Debate Snack

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

A salmon day

We had a busy fun exhausting weekend.  So when you notice there aren’t too many “in progress” photos of this recipe, it’s because while cooking my friend Tash asked me if I was going to take any pictures…I was half way done with the cooking at that point…oops.  So I’ve tried to make up forRead more

Fun with Tomatillos

I love Mexico.  We vacation there every year with a group of family and friends.  For Christmas I received a new Mexican cookbook so I was eager to start my first recipe from it.

Actually Cooking with Rosemary!! Actually good…


So a recipe that actually uses rosemary.  And it comes from Tom Colichio’s Think Like a Chef cookbook.  The recipe tagged was for roasted leg of lamb.  I am not a huge lamb lover but Matt loves it so when I tagged this recipe long ago I did so for him.  Love you Matt <3

Back to the BEGINNING!! Grilling – again, kind of…

pretty pretty!

Well remember WAY back when I started my blog and had my first successful dish?  Well it came from the cookbook Grilling by Louise Pickford.

Tom Colicchio Steak!!

check out those flaky pieces of Maldon Salt melting and enhancing the steak!

STEAK!  Let me just say how much I love steak – I f-ing love steak!  I also love Top Chef.  Top Chef is my favorite reality tv show.  Top Chef has really been an inspiring turning point in my life getting more into wanting to try things in the kitchen and actually wanting to beRead more