Fusilli with Guanciale, Pecorino, and Scallops!

I was recently in a large city with an Eataly store and came back with meat, cheese, pasta, and olive oil! Here is a little something I whipped up! First step is to put water on to boil for the noodles. Sat the water only after it is boiling. I started with some fatty areas…

Kafta, a Middle Eastern Lamb and Beef Kebab

After a few visits to a Persian restaurant, I had to give these a try! If you have time to prep, I would make it all ahead except for cooking it. I made the sauce first, just a simple mixture of yogurt, spices, grated garlic and cucumber. I put it in the fridge in a…

Cuban-ish burgers!

I cannot claim authenticity with this dish being Cuban, although the Cuban in my life enjoys this burger! First I start with a mixture of beef and pork, two parts beef to one part pork. I season the meat with finely diced onions, a beef cube, celery salt, onion powder, a little bit of sugar….

Cheesy salsa chicken and veg

Weeknight meals can be hard to get on the table some days. I use the oven to help me manage my time and take some help from the store with premade shortcuts. First thing, preheat oven to 350. Take whatever veggies you have and cut to a size that will let them cook quickly. I…

Sautéed white fish over butternut squash

I found frozen butternut squash that is finely diced and it’s great! When you’re in a hurry, it’s a quick option to have on hand. I put this over medium heat with a little water. Once it defrosted, browned it a bit with some EVOO, added some fresh parsley, salt, and ancho chili powder. Then…

Green Mac and Cheese!

I’m not Irish so pardon my attempt to make something green for a St Patrick’s Day BBQ side dish! Step one is to put water on to boil. I blanched the spinach and parsley in gently boiling water for a few minutes. Then remove with a strainer. By this time the noodles and habanero pepper…

Protein lovers grill!

When the weather is nice, take some help from the store and let your grill do the work for you. I started with some premade pork meatballs and spicy chicken sausage. Grill on low heat turning often. Add a veg of your choice. I used zucchini that I cut in the bias about 1/2 an…

Flank steak with chimichurri sauce!

I like using fresh herbs instead of heavy sauces whenever I can. Chimichurri is a great way to do this! You must use fresh ingredients for this. Dried spice will not work. A blender or mini chopper is needed for this to really be done well. Start by washing the cilantro and parsley and allow…