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Archives for 2009

Chicken in a Basil Cream Sauce

This is a rather simple and quick dinner that people will think took a long time to make. The total preparation and cooking time is about 30-40 minutes. What is nice about the dish is the blend of the Parmesan Cheese and chopped Basil. Fresh basil is definitely required for this dish as it is […]

Food Inc.’s Impact on Our Food Buying Decisions

My wife and I watched a very interesting and, by seeing how my Sunday went, potentially life-changing film called “Food, Inc.” It’s basically a documentary that tries to cover the steps of where our food comes from. It’s not as graphic or gory as some documentaries I have watched on the subject of animal cruelty […]

Deb’s Chicken Pot Pie

Facebook is a great resource for talking food with friends and family. Fortunately, I have a good network of fellow home cooks. One such friend is Deb Tighe who kept talking about a chicken pot pie she was making over and over again. She was in a bit of a food rut, but thank god […]

Restaurant Style Prime Rib Roast

I was at Trader Joe’s rummaging through the packaged meats when I ran across a Prime Rib Roast. Never having made one I immediately checkout allrecipes.com and found a recipe that was simple and highly rated with over 200 positive reviews. Turned out it was very easy to make and cooked perfectly. The recipe may […]

Shepherd’s Pie a Party Pleaser

I made this for a gathering of over 20 people today, my sister in-law’s son Cooper turned one. The recipe was tripled for the party and really made for an easy meal for a large gathering. It also reminded me of how simple Shepherd’s Pie is to make. The meal takes about an hour to […]

Pork and Cabbage in Milk

This is kind of a strange dish. We liked how the cabbage and bacon added a nice flavor to everything without either overpowering the dish, but it wasn’t great. It was good. This is something to add to the mix in the fall or winter months that is hearty and tasty, but not as heavy […]

Hickory-Smoked Beef Brisket

I decided to do a modified version of this recipe from the LA Times. Last night I made a rotisserie chicken and tonight I decided to do a rotisserie version of beef brisket that actually turned out fantastic. The meat was very moist and I put in adjusted cooking times from the LA Times recipe […]

Rotisserie Chicken in a Cherry Ale Basting Sauce

This recipe requires a rotisserie. Also, I used Cerise Cherry Ale from Grand Rapids, Michigan for the beer which added a nice sweetness to the basting sauce. You can use any beer, I would just avoid stouts or porters as they overpower everything. I did not make a sauce the night I did this recipe. […]

Gnocchi with Red Sauce

You can make this recipe without the Italian sausage for a vegetarian version. Also, you can skip the whole oven process and just serve the pasta with the red sauce and pasta finished in a saute pan. If you make it without the oven steps, skip the bread crumbs but still use the mozzarella and […]

20-Minute Tabbouleh with Chicken

This simple recipe is all prep. In fact, if you don’t want to cook a single thing all you have to do is substitute the chicken I use with a store-bought rotisserie chicken. This would leave you with only having to heat a cup of water to a boil, remove from heat and add the […]