Spanish Rice with Shrimp

There comes a time in your cooking life when you realize that you’re attempting to prepare something significantly important. Something besides just the next recipe or adventure in the kitchen. Something that goes beyond just the food, the next blog post, or one self. For me that realization came when I attempted to make Spanish…

Thai Hot Pepper Wings

Do you like hot or spicy food? Do you long for that seemingly never ending dull ache that lasts hours after you’ve finished your last bite of a spice infused meal? If so, we probably should be friends. Spicy foods and flavors in my opinion should have its own food group. Its own section at…

Linguine with Baby Octopus

Spring is finally here, officially anyways. I think it is? It’s been raining for the past four days straight here on the east coast so you wouldn’t know it to look outside. Nonetheless it hasn’t stopped me from making some favorite dishes that come back into season once the winter departs. One of my favorite…

Funfetti Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Baking doesn’t have to be difficult. Many times it is. Many times I’ve stared thru the little glass door to the oven, nervously hoping I didn’t overfill the cake pan with batter. Inevitably when the batter pours over the edge of the pan I reconsider why I even attempted baking a cake in the first…

Cook Book Review – {Kitchen Must Haves}

It seems each month my cook book collection gets a bit bigger and bigger. I find it difficult to visit the local book store (usually B&N) and not find myself walking out with at least 1 new book. I have a preference for certain style cook books, usually with exceptional photography (no surprise there). There…

Saturday Cooking Series – {Homemade Pork Sausage, Max the Lab}

A quick post here. Hope everyone had a great thanksgiving! Been busy lately but managed to make homemade Pork sausage which turned out incredible! The KitchenAid Mixer has proven to be such a great addition the the kitchen!  Oh, and my little buddy Max came home this last week from the breeder. He’s a pure…

Dim Sum, Sushi, Breakfast Pizza & More

I admit it. I have been eating out quite a bit lately. From Ramen joints in center city (Philadelphia) to local sushi restaurants. I have also been cooking a lot, usually every Sunday for entire afternoons at a time. I am very close to getting my breakfast pizza just the way I envisioned it! (Maybe…

Saturday Cooking Series – {Cornish Game Hens}

Cornish Game Hen: pan seared in butter until golden brown then baked in cast iron, basted in a honey, lemon & soy sauce glaze, thyme & basil stuffed in the gut. Jersey sweet potato OTS. 🐓        🍴  

Sunday Cooking Series – {Chicken Feet, Sausage, Norwegian Salmon}

Sunday’s are to be cherished. Personally I cook a lot on Sunday’s. It’s my way of relaxing and doing what I enjoy, which is sometimes cooking the most random things on the outside open pit. Autumn is now here in Delaware and the air is just right for hanging out outside.  As evidenced by the…

Milkfish & Butterfish -{Seasoned & Grilled}

I’ve been meaning to snag a few quality pieces of fish from my local farmers market, specifically to grill them on my open pit. Tonight’s catch was definitely a success! Milkfish seasoned simply with sea salt and pepper, lemon and limes along with parsley stuffed into the cavity. Then I added a few butterfish with…