Dinner on the table in Minutes

Now that I am “cheffing” as a profession some may think I now make elaborate meals every night of the week.  Well what I have found in actuality is I am spending less time in my own kitchen, cooking less for myself and more for others.  So I am still all about quick fast mealsRead more

Shrimp Boil!

Sometimes I feel like a broken record when I talk about my love for quick and easy weeknight dinners.  But I really love discovering those recipes which don’t necessarily taste like they were a simple dish to throw together.  This next recipe is just that!

Sweet & Spicy

I had a bit of pork tenderloin left over from the recipe I made I my last post. I decide to make a quick stir fry and throw in some shrimp too, why not?  The whole dish came together quickly, didn’t use a ton of ingredients and had such great flavor – a perfect busyRead more

Shrimpy Soup

I have tried to get into the habit this winter of making a soup over the weekend and then bringing the soup into work for lunches during the week. I try to make different soups week to week to keep myself from getting bored.  Most of the time I use either my chicken or veggieRead more

Forget Chinese Delivery!

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

Another Fresh Roll

I usually try to follow the directions to the recipes I make as close to exact as I can.  For whatever reason this next recipe I failed at doing that.  BUT luckily for me, Matt and the kids, who all ate this next recipe, it still worked out!

Summer of Fresh Rolls

So loyal readers will remember last summer I made a crazy amount of soup recipes…at exactly the time of year you don’t actually want soup.  As it just so happened the stars aligned and cookbook after cookbook I opened to find I had tagged a soup recipe.  Well this summer instead of finding I hadRead more

The Last for Thai Street Food

The next recipe tagged will the be last recipe I will be making from this cookbook.  I have gone through the entire book and have not found another recipe that peaks my interest.  It is a beautiful book, very large with lots of great photos.  But I have really had a hard time finding recipesRead more

Dumbo Gumbo!

Gumbo is delicious!  Fishbone’s in Detroit has my favorite restaurant version of the this flavorful Louisiana style stew.  And back in the winter when I made a New Orleans birthday feast for my friend Andy (read about it here) I had included a delicious gumbo.  My taste buds started to water when I opened up theRead more

Fresh Rolls

Not too long ago I made some vegan fresh rolls.  The next cookbook had a similar recipe tagged, this time for fresh rolls with shrimp.  I didn’t really care too much for the vegan version so I was excited to throw some sea meat into them for this time around.

Breakfast before Tweed

One of the fun events in Windsor Matt and I try to do each year is the Tweed Ride.  It’s a bicycle ride where you are encouraged to ride vintage bicycles and wear vintage clothing.  The ride itself goes around the city making stops at bars and restaurants along the way.  The morning of theRead more

It’s Complicated!

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I have a LOT of cookbooks.  On my last trip to the bookstore I stood in the cookbook section and noticed I had most of the cookbooks within the three shelves I happened to be standing next to.  As I thought about writing this post I decided I should count and found out I have 66 cookbooks. Read more

Maike and Rosemary – Cooking for Dummies

Ok Maike and I aren’t dummies but the next cookbook in line is Cooking for Dummies.  The last time I used this book I cooked with Al, you can read about our yummy steak here.  The book is a great reference cook book with lots of good pointers and well as some really yummy recipes.

Another Seafood Cocktail?!

Something strange that seems to happen is that I have very similar recipes all clumped together.  In the summer I had endless soup recipes.  Well 2 recipes ago I had a scallop and shrimp cocktail recipe.  Well when I opened the next book I found I have another seafood cocktail recipe, or Salpicon de Mariscos, asRead 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.

A New Orleans Feast!

January has a lot of birthday’s…mine, my Aunt Lorrie, my Uncle John, my Uncle Mark, my friend Al, my son River, the best bartender in the world Vinny, my friend and Cheetoh’s vet Andy and I am sure a bunch of other people too!  My friend Andy has a love of New Orleans cuisine.  When IRead more