Brunch, Cheese, Recipes, Salad, Sauces, Vegetables

Spring Salad with Maple Mustard Vinaigrette

With the weather starting to warm up, and fresh produce is easier to find, preparing salads is so much more enjoyable. The following salad is one example of that. Continue reading “Spring Salad with Maple Mustard Vinaigrette”

appetizer, Brunch, CONDIMENTS, Dips, Fish, Recipes, Seafood, Vegetables

Savory Shrimp, Kimchi, and Rice Noodles Pancakes

Kimchi, a Korean fermented and pickled cabbage condiment, is one of my favorite condiments. I’m always on the look for new brands of it, and new ways to use it with. This time, my plan was to make kimchi-shrimp pancakes. Continue reading “Savory Shrimp, Kimchi, and Rice Noodles Pancakes”

Chicken, Dips, Entree, Recipes, Snack

Crispy Chicken Tenders with “Everything” Seasoning Mix

Chicken tenders are a favorite of mine when it comes to frying. Though they are basically a part of the chicken breast, they don’t require cutting into portions, they are juicier and have firmer texture than that of the breast itself. Continue reading “Crispy Chicken Tenders with “Everything” Seasoning Mix”

Chicken, Entree, Pasta, Recipes, Sauces

Chicken Thighs with Creamy Lemon, Saffron and Capers Sauce

Pairing chicken and lemon is one of my favorite combinations, and I’m always looking for new ways of using both together. This time, I had a creamy chicken dish in mind – one that would be cooked fairly quickly, and served over pasta.

Continue reading “Chicken Thighs with Creamy Lemon, Saffron and Capers Sauce”

appetizer, Brunch, Cheese, Dips, Recipes

Savory Puff Pastry Pinwheels and Cheese Dip

The following crispy puff pastry pinwheels, are loaded with colorful and flavorful Mediterranean ingredients, that complement each other beautifully: garlic cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, Feta cheese, oil cured black olives, sun dried tomatoes, and fresh rosemary and thyme – all create an aromatic and tasty filling for the buttery crispy dough. Continue reading “Savory Puff Pastry Pinwheels and Cheese Dip”

Entree, pork, Recipes, Sauces

Pork Meatballs with Coconut Milk and Peanut Butter Curry Sauce

With the days finally getting a bit cooler, it feels it’s time to start cooking warmer dishes. However, it’s still not really cold enough for heavier and heartier dishes, so I’ve decided on meatballs with a relatively light sauce. Continue reading “Pork Meatballs with Coconut Milk and Peanut Butter Curry Sauce”

Entree, Recipes, Sauces, Seafood

Shrimps and Rice Noodles with Coconut Milk and Peanut Butter Sauce

Coconut milk and peanut butter sauce, in all kinds of variations, is one of my favorites: its velvety texture, and its wonderful flavors, ranging from savory to sweet to spicy and to slightly acidic, always work so well, especially with seafood. So, when I was about to prepare a dinner with a fairly large amount of shrimp, I’ve decided to use the sauce as a base for the dish. Continue reading “Shrimps and Rice Noodles with Coconut Milk and Peanut Butter Sauce”

Beef, Entree, fruit, Meat, Recipes, Sauces, Stew

Braised Pot Roast with Pear Cider and Leek Gravy

After successfully using hard apple cider in a few dishes recently, I’ve found myself looking at a sparkling hard pear cider at the store, wondering if it will give a dish similar tasty results. Continue reading “Braised Pot Roast with Pear Cider and Leek Gravy”

appetizer, Brunch, Cheese, Dips, fruit, Recipes, Snack

Blue Cheese and Goat Cheese Appetizers

When entertaining, whether a small or large party, it’s always a good idea to have a plate of finger-food style appetizers, to keep the guests busy while serving drinks, and preparing to serve the food. Continue reading “Blue Cheese and Goat Cheese Appetizers”

appetizer, Chicken, Entree, Recipes, Sauces

Crispy Crusted Chicken Tenders

Chicken tenderloin is the name for a piece that is located under the chicken breast. These elongated pieces are very moist and tender, and they don’t require any cutting or handling before using. Continue reading “Crispy Crusted Chicken Tenders”

Bakes, Entree, Pasta, Recipes, Sauces, Side dishes

Tri-Color Mac and Cheese with Broccoli and Ham

Mac and Cheese, with its irresistible combination of pasta with a tasty cheese sauce, is one of the ultimate comfort food dishes. Continue reading “Tri-Color Mac and Cheese with Broccoli and Ham”