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…

Super Bowl-Cooking with my Nieces

Dave and I watched our nieces, ages 7 and 9, during Super Bowl, while their parents went away for the night for a little mini-vacation.  My sister-in-law has done an excellent job training our nieces in the basics of cooking, knife skills and clean-up.  (Extremely grateful for that last skill)  We decided to do a…

Venison Roast with Blackberry Sage Sauce

I received a large amount of venison from a family member who hunts. I know what you’re thinking, “poor Bambi!” I will counter that I know where this deer lived, basically what it ate, that it lived a full, wild life and that it’s life ended in a humane way. The meat will not be…