Bison sliders!

Every now and then we feel like eating something a little different, bison is lean and has a good flavor. This is great to take for a party or potluck. First I preheat the oven to 375. Then line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil, strictly for the clean up, and then bake…

Sunday Scramble!

It’s Sunday night morning and you don’t feel like going out. Time to scramble and figure out what to cook! I had some pico and mushrooms around, so I used them. When using fresh mushrooms, cook them first to let the water evaporate. On medium high heat, I sauteed them for about 5 minutes. Then…

Tagine Chicken and Chickpeas

A tagine is a Moroccan ceramic pot used to cook in the oven. I’m sure back in the day it was a clay oven or a fire side or something but today I will be using a regular oven! I started by seasoning some chicken and browning a bit on the stove. Preheat to 350….

Stuffed Eggplant with Baked Cod

I work like most of you and sometimes you just cook whatever you have laying around. This is one of those days. I have fish, eggplant, and a can of roasted tomatoes. Preheat to 400. Cut eggplant in half lengthwise and core it. Use a spoon if your knife skills aren’t great. I tossed the…

Shepard’s Pie…that means lamb!

As my British relatives tell me, Shepherd’s pie must be lamb, if you use beef, it is called cottage pie. I am staying true to the title and using lamb! I start by browning 1 pound of ground lamb. Once brown if there’s a lot of fat you can take a piece of paper towel…

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….