Don’t Make This for Dinner

I gave into my baser instincts. I saw the video on this page (use Google and let it translate the page for you) and I had to make it. Had to. I know, it’s over the top. It’s outrageous. But it is made with my two favorite things in the whole world – potatoes and … Read more

Scratch Mississippi Roast in a Dutch Oven

Mississippi Roast is the latest internet sensation recipe making the rounds.  The recipe cooks a chuck roast in a slow cooker with a packet of ranch dressing mix, a packet of gravy mix, butter and pepperoncinis. It’s touted as being easy and fabulous. I was dying to try it but I don’t have a slow … Read more

Lemon Matcha Chicken with Yogurt Cilantro Sauce

Matcha (a green tea powder) and lemon olive oil gives the chicken a very laid back vibe in this dish. Cooling yogurt sauce and rice pair perfectly with it. If you don’t have lemon olive oil, use regular olive oil with a teaspoon of lemon juice for each tablespoon of oil.   5.0 from 1 … Read more

Leftovers! Corned Beef Hash

If you’re making corned beef today, you need this recipe for your leftovers tomorrow! It’s tradition to make corned beef and cabbage (as well as potatoes, carrots, and soda bread: here’s my recipe for cheese soda bread) for St. Patrick’s Day at our house. One year I corned my own beef: you can see how … Read more


Posted by Brette in Food

My daughter urged me to try out a recipe for tahdig, a Persian rice dish. This is so incredibly simple to make and you can customize it to suit your tastes. I am not wild about super spicy foods, so we went low key. Add more turmeric or other spices to yours if you like. … Read more

Greek Chicken Meatloaf

There are two things my family loves: meatloaf and Greek food, so why not combine the two? This easy meatloaf was a quick solution for a weeknight meal recently. Greek Chicken Meatloaf   Print Ingredients 3 garlic scapes (substitute 2 garlic cloves if you would rather) 1 pound ground lean chicken ¼ cup feta cheese, … Read more

Herbed Pork Tenderloin with Black Cherry Sauce

Cherries are a sign of summer for me. When my husband and I were on our honeymoon in Maine, we stopped at a grocery store and bought a bag of cherries to snack on. So I always know that cherries just come into season right after our anniversary and it’s something I look forward to. … Read more

Potato Cake with Smoked Salmon

Everyone in my family LOVED this recipe. The potato cake is crispy on the edges and dense and moist on the inside. The salmon pairs perfectly with it. We served this with sour cream, which I think it needed. Other than that, it was perfect. This is from July Cooking Light. Potato Cake with Smoked … Read more

Mom’s Shake and Bake

When I was a kid, my parents liked Kentucky Fried Chicken (a brief note here: my parents were part of the “gourmet” movement of the 70s – the precursor to today’s “foodies”, yet they have an appreciation for fast food – go figure) but it was a luxury we couldn’t afford often. So my mom … Read more

Grilled Fish with Watermelon Salsa

Suddenly I’m in love with fruit for dinner. Here’s my latest creation. This will work with any grilled white fish. I used snapper, but feel free to substitute anything. Grill the fish as you normally would, then serve with the salsa. The salsa is also really good with tortilla chips (that’s how our leftovers got … Read more