Month: February 2014

Mustard….A Burn Remedy? Who Knew?!

No longer just my favorite condiment on a hot dog…now my favorite remedy for what happens OFTEN in my kitchen:  BURNS!   I had heard about this home remedy for years but could never seem to remember it when I  actually needed it….until… Read More

Braised Beans with Collard Greens and Ham…A Southern Living Recipe

If you grew up in the south, beans, greens, and ham were usually a regular favorite on the dinner table and the February 2014 edition of Southern Living Magazine featured a recipe with it all in one bowl!  Southern Living was pretty much where… Read More

Kitchen Tip….A great way to use leftover citrus fruit!

Have extra lemons and limes lying around and don’t want them to waste?  Try freezing them!  Slice lemons, limes, and even oranges and arrange on a cookie shoot.  Cover with plastic wrap and place in the freezer.  When they are frozen solid,… Read More

Seafood Stew Leftovers? Turn it into a new dish….Seafood Pasta!

I always love when I make a dish one night, I can turn the leftovers into something completely different the next day…such as the case of the recent Seafood Stew Recipe I posted.   Reheat your stew, add a couple of tablespoons… Read More

Spicy Seafood Stew…Heaven in a Bowl (a personal recipe)

Healthy, delicious, and sooooo easy to make!  As I have mentioned before, Soups and Stews are my favorite kind of meals.  Something about all that savory broth just warms my soul.  This is a recipe that I personally created with some of… Read More

Kitchen Tip: What to do with leftover wine?

While I don’t often have white wine leftover, I usually always end up having extra red wine.  Instead of throwing it away, pour it in ice cubes and freeze to use later in sauces and braises! Saves money as well, especially if… Read More

Mu Shu Chicken by Guy Fieri…A lot of ingredients but very tasty!

Who doesn’t love Chinese food and even more who doesn’t love Mu Shu?!  Guy Fieri recently prepared a Mu Shu Chicken with Chinese Crepes with Scallions on Guy’s Big Bite on the Food Network Channel and it looked wonderful so I couldn’t… Read More

Michael Symon’s Cheese Fondue…Let’s Test It!

As part of the Valentine’s Day special last Friday, Michael Symon made what looked to be a very delicious cheese fondue.  Since Jeff’s Valentine’s Day gift was a 1 1/2 hour massage at Massage Envy late Sunday afternoon, I thought that would… Read More

Kitchen Tip: Easy remedy to get rid of food smell in your kitchen after cooking!

So the food was great but do you really want to keep smelling it in your kitchen?  You don’t have to….here is a fool-proof way of getting rid of unwanted cooking odors that we all have on hand.  Coffee grounds! Simply pour… Read More

Romance on a Plate: Filet Mignon with Compound Butter and Mashed Potatoes with Carmelized Shallots

Treat your man to a hearty seared piece of prime beef and some savory mashed potatoes and he will be putty in your hands 🙂  Try this juicy filet mignon recipe and achieve perfect results every time! To complete this meal, I… Read More