Got leftover mashed potatoes? Here’s an excellent recipe to use ‘em up. This is a favorite with family and friends here in Delaware.Continue reading
Clam chowder is another of our favorite meals during the colder weather months. This recipe is based on one that arrived in my email inbox about 3-months ago. Like most other recipes we try, we used it as a starting point and have modified it for our palates. The original recipe can be found on the Eating Well website by clicking here.
Have to say this is an easy, fast and very tasty recipe. It only takes about an hour total to put together fresh, homemade soup to impress yourself, family, and friends!Continue reading
In June 2019 we made an investment in a wood pellet smoker/grill. We choose the Daniel Boone model from Green Mountain Grills. The primary reason we chose this one over other smoker/grills is my first hand experience seeing it in operation while visiting my daughter, son-in-law, and their son. Their grill made impressive chicken and amazing chocolate chip cookies. Yes, chocolate chip cookies. I would never had thought using a smoker/grill to bake cookies. There’s just a hint of smoke flavor in the cookies. Very subtle but you can taste it. Anyway, I digress so back to the title of this post but I’ll post the cookie recipe in the near future.Continue reading
I enjoy kimchi which is interesting considering spicy was not something we had in our food growing up in north central Wisconsin.Continue reading
This is a really tasty recipe that I came across a few years ago. I don’t remember where it came from and I’ve modified it to include more garlic, onions, and parmesan cheese. There’s a fair amount of garlic in this recipe but it tastes so good with the parmesan cheese. It’s just yummy.
I’ve made this many times and it’s always a hit. Also, this recipe scales well. The recipe is enough for 2 to 3 people. For the 2019 New Year’s Eve party we held, I made enough for 14 people with no problem. Just increase everything based on how many potatoes you use. So, on to the recipe!Continue reading
This recipe comes from my brother in law, Ed. Ed is quite the character (in a good way) and a very accomplished cook. During his life, he’s owned several bar/restaurants that all did well.
He was kind enough to share this recipe with me. This is the tastiest and silkiest spaghetti sauce I’ve ever had the pleasure of eating. Ed claims the secret is to make sure you slice the garlic and slowly sautee it until golden brown. This will give you a great tasting sauce. His claim is true based on my taste buds. Let’s go make some…Continue reading
Anyone that knows me is aware that I like to have a cocktail in the evening. OK, maybe sometimes more than one.
My favorite cocktail is a bourbon Manhattan. I prefer mine “up” and garnished with a cherry. Most cocktail recipes call for a maraschino cherry as the garnish. It works but a booze-infused cherry is sooo much better.
You can buy bourbon cherries, however, they are a bit on the expensive side costing around $20 for a small jar of them. In this recipe, I’ll show you how to make them at a fraction of the cost.
This recipe isn’t original. We found it on WebMD of all places. Go figure. Time to make us some yummy cherries.Continue reading
I remember these cookies from my childhood. This was part of the annual Christmas cookie bake-a-thon. I know this recipe isn’t original as I copied it from the back of the Kisses package I used for making these.
Anyway, it’s a great cookie and not hard to make. Enjoy!Continue reading
January weather is on the colder side here in Delaware. Great time to break out soup type recipes. Here’s one loosely based on a recipe from Spend with Pennies.
In our version, we added more veggies, used crab leg for the fish, and adjusted the seasoning by increasing the Old Bay and adding in some red pepper flake. We also like our chowder on the thinner side so we used half & half instead of heavy cream and used less of it but added more wine. For us, this recipe covers all the bases when it comes to chowder.Continue reading
This recipe is from a good friend’s wife, Connie. It’s a simple recipe that goes together quickly. We’ve made it a couple of times and it’s a hit every time! I know that I have to stay away from it, otherwise I’m shoveling the stuff down my throat! Definitely yummy! Make some and let me know what you think about it.Continue reading