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Chicken Enchiladas – Red & White Sauce

Chicken Enchiladas – Red & White Sauce

The red and white sauces add such a nice depth and contrast in flavors, and make these the best chicken enchiladas and a favorite in our house.  Why Two Different Sauces? This chicken enchilada recipe uses both a red and a white sauce because they…

Crustless Ham & Broccoli Quiche

Crustless Ham & Broccoli Quiche

Leftover Holiday Ham? This gluten-free, low carb Ham & Broccoli Quiche is great any time of the year, but it’s also a great way to use that leftover holiday ham.  Adding a crust is always optional. Pepé is French and somehow he thinks every quiche…

Irish Pride Tea Sandwiches

Irish Pride Tea Sandwiches

These flags are made for eating, not waving! Looking for a St. Patrick’s Day Appetizer? Celebrate with these adorable & delicious Irish Pride Tea Sandwiches. The first time I served them, people were afraid to mess up my plating and they said they were too…

The Best Homemade Lasagna + Variations

The Best Homemade Lasagna + Variations

This Homemade Lasagna Has So Many Variations…There’s One For Everyone This homemade lasagna is the BEST! Variations include; vegetarian, gluten-free, crockpot and more. The sauce is great with or without meat and better than any jarred version. You will totally love it!  I dedicate this…

Sous Vide Prime Rib Roast & Horseradish Sauce

Sous Vide Prime Rib Roast & Horseradish Sauce

Winner Winner, Prime Rib Dinner Sorry chicken or turkey, but a prime rib roast is one of the most decadent main dishes to serve your family for the holidays, and with sous vide, it’s also the easiest.  Top 3 Reasons to sous vide your next…

How to Make a Rich Roasted Turkey Stock (aka bone broth) without Roasting a Turkey

How to Make a Rich Roasted Turkey Stock (aka bone broth) without Roasting a Turkey

Why buy turkey stock when you can easily make it at home. Either you made our Amazing Sous Vide & Smoked Turkey, or you saved some turkey bones from the past. Either way, roasting the carcass and veggies first just adds depth to your stock.…

Juicy Sous Vide & Smoked Turkey

Juicy Sous Vide & Smoked Turkey

Sous Vide & Smoked Turkey is so juicy and flavorful. It’s also insanely easy and can be made days in advance so your big day won’t be as busy and stressful.   To Smoke or not to Smoke… Let‘s do 50/50. That‘s the beauty of…

Wild Mushroom Phyllo Triangles

Wild Mushroom Phyllo Triangles

These delicious, bite size, crispy, wild mushroom phyllo triangles are a favorite party appetizer at my house. They get devoured before I can place the platter on the table.  Although they take some practice to fold, with a little time and patience you’ll be a…

Cabbage Roll Soup

Cabbage Roll Soup

No Stuffing Cabbage Rolls Required If you’ve ever made stuffed cabbage rolls, you know they are a little time consuming to make. This Stuffed Cabbage Roll Soup or “Unstuffed Cabbage Roll Soup” has all the flavor with a lot less effort and time. You can…

Venison & Chanterelle Stroganoff

Venison & Chanterelle Stroganoff

Where’s the can of soup and packet of seasoning? You don’t need them. The seasoning are very basic. Just onions, garlic, salt, pepper, paprika, worchestershire sauce, sour cream, chicken stock and an optional white wine.  Where does Stroganoff Come from? This cookbook, “A Taste of…

Thai Yellow Rice

Thai Yellow Rice

Rinse the Damn Rice!  People ask, “do I really need to rinse the rice? The short answer is yes. 100% yes you should rinse the rice. Some say it’s to rinse away some of the starches and prevent clumpy rice, some say it’s to remove…

Thai Chicken Satay with Peanut Chili Sauce

Thai Chicken Satay with Peanut Chili Sauce

How Popular is Chicken Satay? Hold onto your hat because it is way more popular than I had expected. It was listed at 14th on the World’s 50 Best Foods List compiled by CNN through a Facebook poll of over 35,000 votes in September of…

Corned Beef Mac & Cheese

Corned Beef Mac & Cheese

St. Patrick’s day is over, What can you do with leftover corned beef? Make this Corned Beef Mac & Cheese. It’s an easy, cheesy comfort food in a bowl. If you’re like me, you cooked a large Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner because it so…

Skinny Grasshopper

Skinny Grasshopper

This Vintage Cocktail has had a makeover I call this a Skinny Grasshopper because I have changed some of the original ingredients that were used according to the   Mr. Boston official bartender’s guide. I’ve reduced the calories and made it a little less sweet. …

Slow Cooker Corned Beef & Cabbage

Slow Cooker Corned Beef & Cabbage

Why to they call it Corned Beef? Corned Beef is a beef brisket that has been cured with salt. It has nothing to do with corn. Corning refers to the curing process and the large rock salt the size of corn kernels used in said…

Dill Smashed Sheet Pan Baby Potatoes

Dill Smashed Sheet Pan Baby Potatoes

Sheet Pan Anything is Amazing And these dill seasoned smashed sheet pan potatoes are no exception. They’re a nice and easy side for so many dishes. I love to serve them with baked salmon or my smoked salmon and cream cheese quiche (recipes coming soon)…


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