Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!  For a surprise I made Dave (and me!) chocolate covered fruit, with a little twist. Anjou Pears, Blood Oranges, Strawberries and Pineapples with dark chocolate… I sprinkled equal parts sugar with a savory ingredient such as cardamon, chili, cinnamon. I also seasoned some of them with fresh ground black pepper and himalayan…

Noodles Sichuan with Chicken

Growing up, my parents loved to cook foods from around the world, but they especially loved to cook Chinese food.  I think this is where I get my love for Asian inspired cuisine. My mother would also often cook from The Moosewood Cookbook, which is from the famous vegetarian focused Moosewood restaurant in Ithaca, New…

Leftovers: Rum Raisin Rice Pudding

After vacation, in my household, it takes a day or so to replenish the fridge with groceries.   So I will admit the first night back, many times supper ends up being take out.  Specifically, Chinese take out.  Dave and I have our go-to spot, House of Jin.  In my opinion, they make the best sesame chicken…


My ancestors hail from Poland, and with that heritage, I have inherited a love of certain Polish comfort foods.  One of my ultimate favorites is Haluski.  This is the first Polish dish I made for Dave and he is also hooked.  This is also the first Polish dish I made for my nieces and in-laws….

Opinion please!

I recently subscribed to Saveur Magazine.  Anthony Bourdain’s, Kitchen Confidential, suggests reading the magazine in order to learn the newest recipes and techniques.  One look at this month’s cover and I was sold!  I don’t think it violates my challenge, what do you think?

Leftovers: Tex-Mex Frittata

It is inevitable that after taco night there is always leftover taco meat and fixings, usually enough for one or two more tacos, but not enough to feed a crowd.  One thing I love to do with this is to create a frittata out of the leftovers from taco night for breakfast the next morning….