Category: Easy

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.…

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…

Seedless Raspberry Sauce

Seedless Raspberry Sauce

How to make seedless this raspberry coulis! First thing we have to do is get the raspberries away from Pepé before he eats them all. Ok, I might be guilty as well. I love raspberries and this sauce goes great with so many things such…

Beef Carpaccio & Truffle Pizza

Beef Carpaccio & Truffle Pizza

What does Sfiziosa mean in Italian? Well, it’s not Beef Carpaccio & Truffle Pizza as I assumed because Sfiziosa was the name of the pizza on the menu at Locanda del Gatto Rosso (The Red Cat) in Milano, Italy. However, sfiziosa does mean delicious, whimsical, fanciful,…

Cauliflower & Fennel Coconut Curry Soup

Cauliflower & Fennel Coconut Curry Soup

Let’s Clean Out the Fridge… It started out as a “clean out the fridge before we travel meal”. I didn’t want to come home to a drawer full of rotten vegetables. Pepé always panics at this point because he has no idea what’s coming, but…

Butternut Squash Mash with Sage Brown Butter

Butternut Squash Mash with Sage Brown Butter

Should You Roast or Boil Butternut Squash Before Mashing?  Honestly, either would work, but here are some reasons that I prefer roasting my butternut squash instead boiling it. It’s much easier than peeling and chopping (I literally hate peeling and chopping butternut squash), you get…

Pan Gravy From Meat Drippings

Pan Gravy From Meat Drippings

What are good Mashed Potatoes without a Great Pan Gravy?  Well, Mashed Potatoes are delicious either way, but we LOVE pan gravy in our house. I made it a point many years ago before I was really good at making gravy, that I would make…

Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potato Myth Busted! I know, I know… We’ve all heard you can’t make mashed potatoes ahead because their taste and texture will change. I’ve heard it a million times, but Pepé and I are here to tell you it can be done. We know,…

Spicy Creole Rémoulade

Spicy Creole Rémoulade

This delicious Spicy Creole Rémoulade goes great with our Lion’s Mane “Faux” Crab Cakes as well as many other foods such as fried calamari, fish — think grown up fish sticks, or even french fries. It’s basically a condiment, so put in on anything you want.…

Lemon & Garlic Roasted Green Beans

Lemon & Garlic Roasted Green Beans

Light, Healthy, Easy and of Course Delicious  Sometimes you just need something simple and light to balance those other heavy dishes on the table. That’s just what you get with these Lemon & Garlic Roasted Green Beans. They’re not too lemony or garlicky, and the…


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