Oxtail and eggplant curry!

Trying something very different for the carnivore in my life! I’ve never made it before, so I’m winging it. I washed the oxtail with some AC vinegar, rinse, and pat dry. Then season with ground cardamom, coriander, ginger, and salt. On medium heat in a Dutch oven, I brown with a little vegetable oil. Place…

Whole baked chicken on a can!

Beer can chicken is quite a thing these days, I wanted to try it in my oven since I didn’t want to clean the grill 🤫 This chicken was about 5 pounds. I removed the packet from inside and rinsed it out. Then season with salt, black pepper, and ancho chili pepper powder. Stand it…

Winter party sliders …turkey, gravy, cranberry, and brie!

Whether you’re avoiding red meat or you just feel like something different, this is a great party dish. Start with Hawaiian rolls cut horizontally and put into a baking dish. Add some good quality brie, cover as much area as you can. I put the cheese on the bottom on purpose for gravy purposes. I…

Casual crudite (veg platter a bit elevated)!

The veggie try can be a boring site, but it’s still a staple of most gatherings. Let’s make this one pretty. Start with the basics, you’ll know your crowd. Then choose a dish that is a bit small so you can pack it tightly. I fold a wet paper towel under my dish for dip,…

Easy chicken with black beans and salsa verde!

This one is so simple and easy! Only three ingredients. Preheat oven to 350°. I like to score these huge chicken breasts so they cook evenly and in a little less time. I rinsed a tin of black beans and after seasoning with some salt and pepper, just put on top. Then add a can…

Summer Steak or Shrimp and Sesame Salad!

During the summer, salads are great when it’s super hot outside. I started with a simple spring mix of lettuces. I’m a fan of red cabbage, chopped finely and left raw. Add some chopped carrots, onions, fresh basil, or whatever you love. This is the basil off my plant. Not sure what type it is…

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….