St. Patty’s day is Friday and you may be thinking about a wee bit of Irish food you’ll make? Mr. C is half Irish and raised by his very Irish grandmother but doesn’t like traditional Irish food? He will NOT eat corn beef and doesn’t like sauerkraut either, won’t eat lamb or doesn’t like Irish beer. Therefore I make non-traditional… Read More
Herb meatloaf with garlic butter sauce. I’ve been a fan of meatloaf since childhood. For years I’ve eaten meatloaf the traditional way and with ketchup on top. Meatloaf can be one of those things that are either good or really really bad. But I thought surely there’s a way to change it up a bit? My first change up with… Read More
With the remodel still in full swing I’ve been making meals that are quick and easy. Brazilian Steak is good, quick and less than five ingredients. The Brazilian Skirt Steak is so favorable for such an easy five ingredient recipe. Sorry, photos taken late last night. Skirt steak, flank Skirt steak or any steak you prefer can be used. Skirt… Read More
Cilantro Lime Shrimp is a quick and easy dish to make during the hot summers. The weather has cooled off but has been VERY humid. Cooking over the stove for longer than 15 minutes just isn’t appealing. How does a 20 minute meal sound? Tell me that doesn’t look good! Five ingredients is all that it takes to make it. Shrimp, cilantro,… Read More
Even with the very hot weather we’re having and the upstairs remodel in full throttle we still need to eat! We’ve been going out for breakfast to get away from all the noise/dust which is everywhere! So evening meals are quick, easy and good….Thai Ground Turkey with Basil and Pepper meets all those requirements. With it being so hot outside… Read More
Mr. C and I have been working the past few days in the gardens and by the dinner time comes my energy is on the low side. An easy, no hands on dinner is what I needed to get dinner on the table. Baked Pesto Chicken came to mind when I realized I had fresh mozzarella in the fridge. … Read More
Mustard Crusted Pork Loin with Apple Cabbage Slaw is a good choice for my, 1/2 Irish, Mr. C who does’t really like Irish food! Mr. C was raised by his Irish grandmother, Margaret, and if you’d like to read about how tuff his grandmother was click here. In Ireland Mustard Crusted Pork Loin would be a dish served for Easter…. Read More
Winter is when you are trying to stay warm and its the perfect time to cook. It also helps to warm up our kitchen which runs cold with all the windows an outside door to the porch. Its a great time to also makes soups and stew and some of the old classics. That’s not what I wanted though, my… Read More
It’s been so beautiful here the last few days.. . wonderful weather and sunny skies! So I’ve been out playing in the greenhouse and gardens. The flowers in the greenhouse are growing by leaps and bounds! I’ll be posting soon, but today, I’m sharing two Cinco de Mayo recipes I’m making Tuesday for Cineo de Mayo – Mexican Meatloaf –… Read More
The weather has been beautiful here the last few days but still dipping into the low 40’s at night. With the cooler night weather we are still craving heartier meals. We are not big beef eaters and only eat maybe twice a month. Tonight I made a wonderfully favorable marinaded Flank Steak.
I’ve been craving Latin food lately, last week I made Latin Pot Roast, and last night I made Cuban Mojo Cube Steak. Cuban Mojo Sauce is an authentic garlicky citrus sauce used in popular dishes as on sandwiches, boiled yucca, grilled seafood and meats, fried green plantain chips (tostones) and more. Authentic mojo uses sour oranges.
Last week for Easter I made two main dishes, ham and lamb. When I cook I like to make larger portions then needed. Why, because it’s smart and its frugal too! There are so many great ways to use leftovers, especially for ham. Then we’re left with a great ham bone perfect for soup. The last meal (sounds funny) we… Read More
Mr. C loves traditional comfort food, Chicken and Dumplings, Beef Stew and all the other ones. I also like comfort food but I like to change it up a bit with new flavors, but keeping its classic appeal! Mr. C wanted beef so I came up with Latin Beef Stew! It’s always disappointing to me when so many think Latin… Read More