Creole Seasoning

Creole seasoning is one of the easiest and quickest ways to add flavor and variety to any meal. Effortless to make and once you do, you will never buy store bought again! Creole seasoning is a great way to take your meals to the next level. It definitely adds a wow factor to chicken, pork,Continue reading “Creole Seasoning”

Basque Cheesecake

Talking with a nurse a few weeks ago about food and restaurants. We talked about regional foods, our favorite recipes, our favorite restaurants, and then she piped in about this incredible cheesecake she had. She told me I needed to try making a ‘Basque Cheesecake’. She said I would be hooked immediately as it isContinue reading “Basque Cheesecake”

Vegan Blueberry Muffins

I have decided to join the countless number of people on the planet by switching to a diet full of fiber, rich in vitamins and minerals, free of cholesterol, and low in calories and saturated fat. A plant based diet is a powerful way to achieve this. I have been told to gently wean myselfContinue reading “Vegan Blueberry Muffins”

Basque Style Paella

While paella is not originally Basque, Basques have adopted the dish and you will find it most restaurants in Basque Country of Spain. Traditional paella from the Basque Country of Spain is very simple and extremely delicious!! It is also cooked with a variety of meats and seafood. Basque paella is a must try forContinue reading “Basque Style Paella”

Pumpkin Muffins/Loaves

This is my favorite pumpkin muffin recipe!! I first had these muffins while visiting my cousins Larry and Cheryl. It seemed I had these every time I came home for a visit. I think I was a tad spoiled. They are super moist and soft, easy to make, very reliable, and easily tweaked by addingContinue reading “Pumpkin Muffins/Loaves”

Chunky Ketchup

A fresh tasting ketchup that goes well on hamburgers, hotdogs, hot sausages and more. Once you make ketchup from scratch, you will not use store bought again!! It is so delicious and addicting!! Cheers! Ingredients:8 cups diced, seeded, and peeled tomatoes2 medium onions, diced2 medium green bell peppers, diced2 cups of sugar2 cans of tomatoContinue reading “Chunky Ketchup”

Fabulous Shirataki Noodles

Most people don’t even know or have heard of Shirataki Noodles. What are they? Shirataki Noodles are a type of Japanese noodle made from the konjac yam and water. After they are cooked, they are packaged in water to keep them fresh. Shirataki noodles are a great alternative to traditional pasta as they are gluten-free, low-calorie,Continue reading “Fabulous Shirataki Noodles”

Japanese Teriyaki Sauce

Traditional Japanese teriyaki sauce has 4 ingredients. Ingredients such as garlic, foreign liquors, and spices are all due to Kikkoman meeting the needs of Americans and other foreign countries. For example, after the war, in the 1950’s, the people at Kikkoman realized Americans were using teriyaki sauce for BBQs. Thus, Kikkoman produced a BBQ saucedContinue reading “Japanese Teriyaki Sauce”

English Scones – Tweaked

I always thought the triangle shaped scones I ate in American Coffee Cafes were how traditional English scones were supposed to be. Fruited, dry, crumbly or dense, and drizzled with a glaze. I enjoyed but this was all I knew until I traveled extensively throughout the UK and found out there is a huge differenceContinue reading “English Scones – Tweaked”

Chicken Cutlets

The other day a few of us in the ER (around 3ish in the a.m.) were talking about restaurants we loved/love in the greater Portland, ME area and Dr. E brought up “I can’t find anyone who does a chicken cutlet anymore. Everyone just has chicken tenders.” He’s pretty damn accurate and his comment inspiredContinue reading “Chicken Cutlets”


One of my many favorite food memories of living in Denver, was having a Korean dish called “Rabokki” for the first time. Typically a popular street food in Korea, it can be found in some awesome Korean restaurants throughout the Denver Metro area. Rabokki is a combo of “tteokbokki” (tubular rice cakes) and Ramen noodles.Continue reading “Rabokki”

Rustic Italian Bread

Easy and quick artisan Italian bread recipe. No knead, no machine, and only a 2 hour rise time. Make as one round loaf or into several small football shaped loaves. A fantastic comfort bread!! Ingredients:3 1/4 cups of all purpose flour (a little more for dusting)1 teaspoon sea salt1 1/2 cups warm (room temperature) water2Continue reading “Rustic Italian Bread”

Chicken and Biscuits

Chicken and Biscuits is a classic down-home comfort food! Flaky, soft, buttery biscuits are topped with creamy chicken and vegetables for a hearty and delicious meal. Easy to make in a cast iron Dutch Oven or large pot. Ingredients:1 tablespoon oil1 medium onion, chopped3 stalks celery, chopped1 cup carrots, chopped1 rotisserie chicken, cut up intoContinue reading “Chicken and Biscuits”

Cream of Tartar Biscuits

Maine Style This is an easy homemade biscuit recipe with cream of tartar used with baking soda for the leavening agent. The biscuits turn out perfectly flaky, buttery, soft, and tall every time!! A fantastic biscuit to serve with dinner or breakfast. Ingredients:2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour1 tablespoon of cream of tartar1 teaspoon baking soda1/2Continue reading “Cream of Tartar Biscuits”

Italian Zucchini Pie

A classic recipe that I have made tastier by adding bacon, Prosciutto, more cheese, and seasonings. Ingredients:2 cups of chopped/cubed zucchini1 cup of chopped tomatoes – I use grape/cherry tomatoes sliced in half1 small onion thinly sliced1/2 cup of freshly grated parmesan cheese1/2 cup of small mozzarella balls (marble size)3 slices of prosciutto – diced3Continue reading “Italian Zucchini Pie”

Sweet Potato Beef Stew

This is the perfect comfort food for a snowy winter day.  It goes well with some homemade bread or biscuits. INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 lb sirloin steak, diced (season with salt and black pepper) 1 medium onion, chopped 5 medium carrots, chopped 5 celery ribs, chopped 8 ounces cremini mushrooms, chopped 1/4 cupContinue reading “Sweet Potato Beef Stew”


Beans are one of my favorite foods. I have enjoyed them cooked many ways such as: Cuban style Black Beans and Rice, Cajun style Red Beans and Rice, Texas BBQ Beans, Boston Baked Beans, and Mexican Charro Beans. I first tasted this Mexican classic dish at the granddaddy of Houston Tex-Mex restaurants ‘Felix Mexican Restaurant’.Continue reading “PLANT BASED ‘MEXICAN CHARRO BEANS’ – THE NEXT LEVEL OF GREATNESS”

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