Sushi

Sushi is as much intimidating to eat for some as it is to make for others. Fortunately, for those who love to eat this beautiful Japanese dish, making it isn’t all that difficult. First off, clarifying the term sushi can be helpful. When most Westerners refer to sushi, they’re actually grouping three main types together: … Continue reading Sushi

Chicken Tikka Masala and Firestone Naan

Chicken Tikka Masala and Firestone Naan Every so often I get a real hankering for a dish that is warm, spicy and creamy. In such a time I usually turn my attention to Indian food. When it comes to Indian food, tikka masala is on top of my list. For such a craving, it ticks … Continue reading Chicken Tikka Masala and Firestone Naan

National Cherry Pie Day

Cherry Pie If my memory serves me correctly, the year was 1988 and a twelve year old girl requested her favorite dessert for her birthday. That beloved dessert was cherry pie. And that young girl was my big sister. Not only did she wish for that pie over a traditional birthday cake, she wished that … Continue reading National Cherry Pie Day

Blue Burger with a Parmesan Oregano Bun

If anybody remembers my grilled blue cheese pizza, then this burger may sound familiar. I've had such rave reviews of the pizza that I thought I would adapt those pizza toppings to a burger. And I gotta say, I think the burger is better. Quite simply, I took a 100% all-beef patty, seasoned with veal … Continue reading Blue Burger with a Parmesan Oregano Bun

Ménage à Trois for Dessert

Coffee & Cognac Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Meringue Buttercream Frosting Who doesn't love a good chocolate cake? I suppose "good", being the operative word here, depends on many factors. How sweet, how rich, how moist or dry, how much frosting in proportion to cake, and the list goes on. Let me rephrase the question -- … Continue reading Ménage à Trois for Dessert

Mint Oreo Ice Cream Sandwiches

My ultimate comfort summer treat is the ingenious ice cream sandwich. Whether the simple vanilla ice cream wedged between two chocolate wafers, or something with a little more razzle-dazzle, it’s all yummy to me. Today I wanted share my recipe for mint Oreo ice cream sandwiched between two soft chocolate cakes/cookies. Individually, both components are … Continue reading Mint Oreo Ice Cream Sandwiches

Return To Innocence

Tuna Noodle Casserole To most North Americans, tuna noodle casserole is not a foreign concept. In fact, it's actually a classic much like macaroni and cheese, or meatloaf. This recipe is not a reinvention of the classic dish ...a great classic dish, but rather the unabridged version. Most busy moms opt for the can of … Continue reading Return To Innocence

Fat Tuesday!

Fluffy Pancakes Since it is Pancake Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, or Fat Tuesday, I thought I'd offer up my brief and simple recipe for super fluffy pancakes. Whether you're religious or not, eating these hot cakes will certainly make you want to fast for the next six weeks. After all, indulging and purging is the whole … Continue reading Fat Tuesday!

To Market, To Market

The Art and Execution of Samosas Anybody from Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada knows the Boyce Farmers Market every Saturday morning. That magical place where farmers and artisans from all around the county congregate in the wee hours of the morning to sell their exquisite goods. Cheeses, meats, fresh produce, crafts, and baked goods are just … Continue reading To Market, To Market

Do You Know The Muffin Man?

...who lives on Drury Lane?  Chunky Apple & Cinnamon Muffins I am a sucker for a fresh muffin and a cup of strong coffee. The best thing about muffins is their versatility. Cake-based white muffins with chocolate chips, raspberry bran muffins, or my personal favorite, chunky apple and cinnamon. Muffins can be served as a … Continue reading Do You Know The Muffin Man?