Hungarian Mushroom Soup

This Hungarian Mushroom Soup recipe is inspired by a dish I enjoyed at Old Wives Tale in Portland, way back in 2008. I’ve put my own spin on it, of course, complete with garlic-shallot puree and a gremolata topping. I think this is way better than most cream of mushroom soup recipes, and I hope …

Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Today we’re making a healthy but delicious Stuffed Zucchini Boats recipe with Balsamic Reduction. This is a great way to use up fresh zucchini you may have in your garden, or simply to add a bit more greens to your diet. I filled these stuffed zucchini boats with a delicious blend of sautéed Italian turkey …

Chocolate Tasting at Home

Chocolate tasting at home is a lot like tasting a fine wine. Each brand and style, whether dark, milk, white or bittersweet, has its own texture (Does it snap? Is it creamy?), and its own scent and subtle flavor nuances.  There is a way to taste chocolate. You need to take a couple of bites, …

Disneyland Totchos | Loaded Tots with Spicy Beer Cheese Sauce

Today I’m putting my spin on Disneyland’s Totchos recipe, which we enjoyed a few years ago in the Hollywood Land section of California Adventure. This delicious dish was made with crisp fried tater tots, chili, jalapeños and a creamy cheese sauce. When we got home, I had to make the recipe myself, dressed up with …

Jalapeno Bacon Mac and Cheese

This Jalapeño & Bacon Mac and Cheese recipe is so easy to make, and tastes SO MUCH better than anything you’re going to get from a restaurant or your supermarket! And who on earth doesn’t love bacon and jalapeños? This is rich, creamy and the ultimate comfort food!

Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Today we’re hitting the grill with a delicious and authentic Jamaican Jerk Chicken recipe! In Jamaica, you don’t have to venture far to get your first taste of the Caribbean. Terrific street food abounds, and a stop along any of the main avenues in town will provide a great meal at very reasonable prices. Some …