Sinus Clearing Dynamite Soup

Bonito Flakes!!!

This is the first recipe from another new cookbook I have! The cookbook is from a British fast food restaurant which makes Asian inspired (more particularly Japanese) food.  They also have a grocery store which they sell their retail products.  All I can say is that after making this first recipe if I lived inRead more

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

Best Tomato Soup

This week’s posts are all about soups! Tomato soup may seem like a basic soup but I promise you this take on tomato soup is not basic at all.  When I made this soup I was fully expecting to only serve it and not actually have a bowl.  But when I tasted it I changedRead more

Character Building

As my quest to advance my culinary abilities continues I find I have begun to use and like cuts of meat which I might have overlooked before. I use to like to eat chicken breasts, and by chicken breasts I mean the boneless/skinless version.  As my culinary abilities continue to improve I have found myRead more

Sauce or Salsa

I had tagged a recipe for a salsa in one of my Mexican cookbooks. But the salsa did not contain the typical salsa ingredients.  No tomatoes in a salsa??  WHAT???  Well what ended up being created, while called a salsa in the cookbook, I would consider a sauce.  A very complex sauce that takes yourRead more

Coconut Curry, yes please!!!

More fish? Why not!  Since I am in a self-proclaimed fish kick why not embrace it.  This time I am making halibut!  Halibut is a lean mild fish.  It is pretty firm but also very tender.  It is often used in fish and chips (delicious), but I didn’t fry the halibut for this next recipe.

All star way to serve celery

One of the fun things about my blog is there are actually people out there who read my blog!  And a few readers even get super into reading my posts.  One reader in particular, Jolie, wants to start a Cooking with Rosemary Fan Club and has even joked (or maybe it’s not a joke) about makingRead more

Yum sandwich

In my last post I gave the spoiler that the next recipe is for a sandwich.  It comes from a cookbook that I have had a lot of great recipes from so far…so definitely one to think about purchasing if  you are into having cookbooks with really yummy recipes.  We had a yard full of hungry swimmersRead 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.

Another easy one…

I’ve been on a roll lately with having some super simple (and yummy) recipes.  This next one fall right in line.  It comes for a new cookbook (well actually Matt gave it to me for Christmas…but I haven’t cooked from it until now – you’ve been warned that I have reached my Christmas cookbooks…which aren’t Christmas food,Read 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!!

Al’s Birthday!! Why not grill?!

My friend Al is one day older than I am.  For my birthday I received flowers from someone’s secret admirer (see the photo below) and we went out to Vito’s Pizzeria for a delicious meal with several bottles of wine.  The next day I asked Al if he wanted to come over for some grilled chicken forRead more

Sauce Bar

Last week I helped with a BBQ at work.  The menu consisted of shish kabobs, salads and rice.  To compliment the meat and veggies on the kabobs I offered to make a few sauces.  The sauce “bar” was a pretty big hit!

The Best Burger Hunter Ever Ate

Get ready to taste amazingness!!

“This is the best burger I have ever had!” proclaimed my son Hunter after taking his first bite into the burger I gave to him.  The kid has consumed a lot of burgers in his life so it really was a compliment.  The recipe came from Street Food Diaries by Matt Basile.  It is another cookbookRead more