appetizer, Brunch, Cheese, Entree, Recipes, Vegetables

Puff Pastry Tart with Caramelized Peppers, Cheeses, Mustard and Honey

A package of best quality butter puff pastry in the freezer, can be used in so many ways, and makes preparing delectable various dishes quick and easy.

The following tart is a good example of that. Using the puff pastry as a base, only a short list of ingredients is needed to create this beautiful and tasty tart. Continue reading “Puff Pastry Tart with Caramelized Peppers, Cheeses, Mustard and Honey”

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”

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”

CONDIMENTS, Entree, pork, Recipes

Glazed Ribs

There are many ways of preparing ribs, and most of them require lengthy cooking or grilling time. This time, I was looking for a shorter way to prepare them, and decided to check the pressure cooker method, as it cuts the cooking time substantially. Continue reading “Glazed Ribs”

Chicken, Entree, Recipes, Vegetables

Pan Fried Chicken Breast with Maple and Mustard

When looking for a quick lunch, I usually opt to use chicken breast, as it cooks quickly, and absorbs flavors beautifully. Keeping some vacuum packed chicken breast in the fridge, or freezer, makes it very easy to use them in different ways anytime. Continue reading “Pan Fried Chicken Breast with Maple and Mustard”

Entree, Fish, Recipes, Seafood, Vegetables

Pan Fried Haddock Fillets with Caramelized Mini Peppers

When I found a package of frozen wild caught haddock fillets at the store, I liked the fact that they were individually packed, and decided to buy it, not exactly having any special type of preparation in mind.
Haddock is a member of the cod family, and has a fairly firm texture and mild sweetish flavor. It can prepared in different ways, with the most popular is dipped in batter and deep fried. I wasn’t into that, and so decided to simply pan fry it with olive oil and butter. Continue reading “Pan Fried Haddock Fillets with Caramelized Mini Peppers”

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”

Brunch, Recipes, Soups, Vegetables

Baby Hakurei Turnip Soup

When I saw this beautiful bunch of fresh Hakurei turnips at the store, I immediately grabbed it, as they are not always available. These turnips are quite different from the more known ones: they have finer texture, a delicate sweetish peppery-mustardy flavor and milder aroma. Continue reading “Baby Hakurei Turnip Soup”

Chicken, Recipes, Vegetables

Roasted Chicken Thighs with Cider, Mustard and Honey Marinade

One of my favorite ways of marinating chicken is using hard apple cider (check HERE for a recipe), and I was planning to do that again. However, this time I wanted to add another layer of flavor to the cider marinade. Continue reading “Roasted Chicken Thighs with Cider, Mustard and Honey Marinade”

Chicken, Recipes, Sauces

Roasted Chicken Drumsticks with Honey, Mustard and Curry Powder Glaze

The following highly aromatic roasted chicken drumsticks, are as quickly to make as they are tasty. It takes only a few minutes to prepare the tasty glaze, and then all that is needed is to pour it over the chicken pieces and roast them for an hour. The result is superb: the glaze gives the chicken a wonderful flavor, a combination of savory, sweet, buttery and hot, with appetizing  aroma. Try it and enjoy. Continue reading “Roasted Chicken Drumsticks with Honey, Mustard and Curry Powder Glaze”

Chicken, Entree, Recipes, Sauces, Vegetables

Sweet and Spicy Chicken Drumsticks

Chicken drumsticks are my favorite part for buffet dinners. They are easy to serve and are the perfect portion when combined with other dishes.
The recipe here makes using them even easier, as they are mixed with the marinade in the pan ahead of time, and kept in the fridge until ready to roast. Continue reading “Sweet and Spicy Chicken Drumsticks”