New Beginning!!

So I’ve made the leap, I’ve left  my career in architecture of nearly 15 years to begin a new career in the culinary field!!  In the coming weeks I will be redoing my website to offer personal cheffing and catering services while continuing to share great recipes on my blog….stay tuned for that!  On theRead more

GochuJang

  GochuJang is a Korean sauce that is kind of new to me. It is a red chile paste that contains glutinous rice, fermented soybeans, salt and sweetener.  It has a pretty unique flavor, it’s super thick and is pretty strong – meaning it really needs to be stirred into something to make a sauce or marinade ratherRead 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

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

Grilling outside in November

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

Three Recipes, One Day!

We are well into summer, my favorite season!  Weekends in the summer involve drinking by the pool all day and then in the evenings preparing dinner for all our guests.  A few Saturday’s ago I started menu planning and decided to take on the task of making 3 cookbook recipes, since the next three recipesRead 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!!

Easy, Good and Fast!

I really like recipes that are easy and fast.  Of course if they are also tasty I consider the recipe to be the trifecta.  This next recipe was one of those.  It came from a cookbook that I have a had a lot of success with.  The cookbook isn’t as pretty as many of myRead more

Dinner and Survivor!

done!

My mother-in-law Elaine, who also goes by “Lasagna,” is a huge fan of the show Survivor.  Elaine also currently has a foreign exchanged student from Germany living with her, Maike.  I thought it would be fun to have Elaine and Maike over for a dinner/Survivor night.  I reached for the next cookbook, Rocco’s Real LifeRead more

The Final Birthday Dish – Thai Fish with Shrimp

Most of the food from the potluck...

Matt’s birthday ended with a bang (or as Andy would say a BOOM).  We had a potluck style meal.  The dish I made came from Quick and Easy’s Stir-Fry Cookbook.  Backstory on the cookbook – I actually bought this cookbook for Matt on our first Easter together.  I also bought a wok and filled it with allRead more

Fast Stir-Fry

The stir-fry is almost as good looking as Rocco.

The project continues with the cookbook Rocco’s Real Life Recipes – Fast Flavor for Every Day by Rocco DiSpirito.  Rocco DiSpirito is celebrity chef and also a cutie.  He is know for his Italian/American cuisine and he is all about healthy cooking.