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…

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…

Balsamic Marinated Grilled Swordfish 

Yesterday was a great day in the kitchen. I snagged this recipe off the internet for balsamic marinated grilled swordfish with a bacon & corn succotash. It tasted great and the recipe was super easy. Success!      

Red Sauce – {Spicy Make}

I’ve read about three dozen different recipes for Red Sauce over this past week, looking particularly for something a little more spicy than the usual make. I found a recipe in a recent cookbook purchase of “Twenty Dinners” (highly recommend!) that I was fairly confident had what I was looking for. Late last night was…

Neapolitan Pizza with Fresh Grown Basil – {Kitchen Adventures}

I managed to spend most of the afternoon today making dough and trying my hand at Neapolitan Pizza. I included a healthy amount of the fresh basil I have growing in the garden out back and probably more mozzarella than the recipe called for. I plan to make this again until I get it just…

Cacio e Pepe in Parmesan Frico Cup

Today I decided to cook one of my favorite dishes, Cacio e Pepe in a crusted Parmesan Frico Cup. One of my first dishes I had in Rome, and certainly one of the most memorable. While being a dish with only a few ingredients, it takes a careful approach in preparation to get it just…

Japanese Noodles w/Pork Shoulder

After work today I found myself back at the farmers market stocking up on a few things for tomorrow and the weekend. The northeast is a frozen tundra at the moment and I am still unsure if I want to venture out for the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Chinatown this Sunday, so I…