Chicken Curry with Sweet Potato and Chickpeas


I haven’t been writing much lately because I have been busy with a new job I started almost three weeks ago. The new job is a bit longer of a commute which led me to look for some slow cooker (crockpot) recipes since I get home a little later than I used to and well […]

Bean Succotash


  One of my favorite food shows of recent is PBS’ The Mind of a Chef.  Season Two is now on Netflix and I am working my way through the season which features Southern Chef Sean Brock. It’s been a great second season especially after an amazing Season One staring David Chang. The first episode shows Brock […]

Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken Breasts for #SundaySupper


  Summertime grilling is one of my favorite times of the season.  When we used to live in Michigan, it felt extra special after long periods of bad weather.  Though I was one of the crazy people who would clear a path in the snow to the grill, dust off the layer of snow and […]

#SundaySupper Spooky Kid Pizzas


So when I originally imagined doing some Halloween inspired pizzas for our twin boys Oscar & Theo I was thinking something a bit more spooky than a pumpkin.  Of course, the spooky factor kind of suffered since my “spider legs” were to be built form slices of green peppers. Sadly I failed to double-check we […]

Cajun Turkey Pot Pie


Pie + Meat = Winning. Adding some Cajun spices to a turkey pot pie definitely caught my attention when searching for things to make this week.  This recipe is quite simple, so simple I finally overcame my fear of making homemade pie crust. The filling requires cooked Turkey. I prepared the turkey using this recipe: […]

Chickpea Biryani


I love Biryani. Usually I’ll order it with chicken, but it makes a decent vegetarian option for a Meatless Monday.   This simple recipe is worth trying. My only change is use 1 serrano pepper instead of two.  We found the two peppers too spicy.  Adjust to your preference. Full Recipe: Chickpea Biryani

Indian Butter Chicken


For all the hate directed at Netflix last year, I still love them.  The fact that I can stream so many shows and movies is great and it’s still at an affordable price provided you use the service.  I do. I was watching some old Gordon Ramsey shows with one episode that featured him traveling […]

Chicken with Sauteed Leeks, Apples and Sun-Dried Tomatoes


I finally did some catching up on my Pinterest to-do list.  This recipe I found on the site a couple weeks ago. It’s quite simple and only takes about 20 minutes with prep and time cooking.  The addition of a light white wine and lemon sauce really brings everything to life. The meal tastes like […]

Sausage, Chickpea Smoked Paprika Soup


I confess. I’ve been on a bit of a meat kick lately.  Take for instance last night when I had a perfectly good sounding vegan soup I planned to make.  Looking at the recipe on the Farmersgirl Kitchen blog, the recipe screamed for some italian crumbled sausage. If you wish to make this recipe as […]

Provencale Beef Stew


In 1993 I took a French Bistro Cooking class that was taught by one of the chefs from The Heathman Restaurant & Bar.  It was my first cooking class that led to many other classes that summer.  Oddly, the thing I remember most about this particular class was my “helping” with cleanup and rinsing a […]