Sauerbraten in the Crock Pot

When you were a child did your parents ever torture you with some horrible meal that they thought was so great and you absolutely hated?  Well one of those meals for me was Sauerbraten.  My step-father loved it, so we had it, if not often, too often for me.  It would take all day to…

New England Style Baked Cod

My husband and I are this close to reaching and understanding, at least about our dinners, ha!  He used to want me to make all these complicated dinners that he saw on tv years ago or that his grandma used to make. 

It’s New Year’s Eve!

And time to reflect upon the year that is passing and our hope for the coming year.  It is also time to wonder about, well, how am I going to incorporate lucky food into the new year!  I always thought you were supposed to eat black-eyed peas and collard greens for good luck on New…

Homemade Sazon Seasoning

This is like the dry seasoning that comes in the orange packets. This version has a lot more flavor and can stand alone as the seasoning

Grilled Shrimp with Tamarind Sauce

A few months back I bought some cilantro paste.  I found it in a Latin market with the chile pastes.  They have a wide variety of chile pastes in various colors from red to orange to yellow.  They also vary in heat intensity.  So, I bought the cilantro paste because I like to try new…

Zuppa di Mare (Seafood Soup)

I make this soup all the time.  It has all of my husband’s favorite things in it and, as an added extra bonus, it is not very “fishy” tasting.

10 Salsa Recipes

A good salsa is welcome at any meal or occasion.  Here I’ve gathered a variety of a few different ideas to get you started.

Barley Risotto with Shrimp

Barley is a great whole grain alternative to white rice. This recipe uses whole grain barley, rather than that which is more commonly seen in the store, as pearled barley. The pearled variety has had some of the husk removed and cooks faster. It is also a bit less nutritious.

Pork Chops with Squash and Sage

I have a black thumb, just so you know.  I love to grow plants, food, and herbs and even flowers, but they never seem to last very long.  I think I either over-water to the point they get root rot or completely forget about them until they are all dried up.