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….

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…