In this house, I’m usually the chef de cuisine, but once in a while, Chuck takes the opportunity to step up to the plate. This is one of the first things he made me when we were dating. Obviously, it was well received. A super flavorful, smooth, and creamy sauce drizzled over aldente pasta served with a light salad and some bread to scoop up any leftover sauce makes me one happy lady. Since I’m sure that I’m not the only one who appreciates this kind of thing, I dubbed it his lady-killing dish. [Read more…]
Spice mixes are something that I love and use all the time in my kitchen. I find that making them myself not only increases the quality but saves money when compared to purchasing the pre-made seasonings. I also really love that it avoids the processed foods and the non-recyclable packages.
Having these blends on hand can make cooking at home much easier. Tossing together a last minute dish becomes child’s play when you don’t have to think about the spices necessary to bring it together. Below are 10 of my favorite spice blends for you to try out. [Read more…]
Summer is a busy time for us, made busier this year with our new little addition. It’s also very hot out, which means I’m not a fan of standing in front of the stove for a long time. For that reason, it seems like we are having way fewer dinner parties than I would like. In an effort to get-together with more people, a little more often, I’ve started really pairing down my menus to really simple dishes. [Read more…]
This spicy apricot sauce is one of my favorite recipes to make in the summer time when apricots are in season. They are fresh and juicy and just begging to be used in all kinds of dishes from desserts to more savoury ones like this. I like to put away a few jars of apricot preserves each year so that the goodness can last well into the winter season. After spending the day in front of the stove putting up preserves tossing together this dish on the grill is a nice reprieve come dinner time. [Read more…]
Around here, corn is only supposed to be “knee high by the fourth of July” as the saying goes, so that means we aren’t seeing much for fresh ears locally. Thankfully our friends just south of us are already starting to get some perfectly sweet ripe corn and it’s showing up at farmers markets stands. [Read more…]