Cooking With Cast Iron

Cast iron is a material used for cooking, ages before the dawn of Teflon, ceramic or aluminum pans. Traditionally cast iron cauldrons were used over a fire to cook meals. As the use of a stove became more popular, skillets formed with a flat bottom were made to be used atop a stove. When used,…

Stove Buying Guide: What To Look For

Time for a new Oven?  Let me make your search a little easier, by sharing what I learned in the process.  The intent is to save you some time, money, and stress, so you can feel confident in your final decision.  Ultimately my husband and I decided on a 48 inch dual fuel oven/range with…

Pork Schnitzel

Tender and juicy pork loin coated in a crispy breading.  Pairs perfectly with mash potatoes, pork gravy and a sweet yet tangy purple sauerkraut. This is a fan favorite meal at my house.  Pork top loin steaks are on sale this week at my local safeway, so naturally we made 14 schnitzels for the freezer. …

Salmon Cakes

Baked salmon combined with fresh chopped parsley, onion, and sweet red peppers. Seasoned with sea salt, garlic, fresh squeezed lemon juice, and pressed into a patty before they’re pan fried. Top with sweet chili sauce and homemade tarter sauce. Print Recipe Salmon Cakes Course Appetizer Keyword Appetizer, Appetizers, Food Photography, From Scratch, Panko, Salmon, Salmon…

Refried Beans

Cranberry beans creamy rich flavor make for the perfect refried beans, giving a boost to any Mexican dish. Add it to your tacos, as a base for your breakfast tostada, or as a side to accompany Spanish rice. Making refried beans from dried beans is far easier than you would think! Soaked in water for…

Coriander Carrot Salad

Sweet and tangy carrot salad. A mixture of spiralized or grated carrots, sweet red bell peppers, red onions, and fresh chopped cilantro, tossed with ground coriander, and brown sugar, before being flash seared to infuse the flavors, slightly caramelize the vegetables and slightly soften the carrots. finished off with a touch of vinegar and chilled…

Benefits Of Vacuum Sealers

With the recent Covid-19 pandemic we are seeing an increase in panic buying, and stores are selling out of canned food, dry-goods, and pre-made meals. However fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats are in abundant supply at the moment. Items that have a short shelf-life if not preserved. Vacuum sealers offer a solution to preserve quick-to-spoil…

Potato Chip Cookies

A sweet and savory food lover’s dream. Salty & crunchy potato chips, blended with sweet butterscotch chips, are a match made in heaven. The recipe makes 5 dozen cookies, so you’ll want to freeze the remainder after you bake them. You can also freeze the cookie dough to cook later. Print Recipe Potato Chip Cookies…

Pinto Chili Con Carne

Dried Pinto beans slow cooked until soft in a mixture of sautéed ground beef, anaheim peppers, onions tomatoes and garlic, then seasoned with fresh cilantro, cumin, chili powder,cayenne pepper, salt and brown sugar. A touch of sweetness to complement the spice. Top with fresh cilantro, cheese and sour cream. Print Recipe Pinto Chili Con Carne…

Borscht

Beet soup with a beef base. Sauteed onions, grated carrots, chunks of cabbage and potato make this soup a healthy, hardy meal. Add a dollop of sour cream, and garnish with fresh dill. This Recipe is adapted and formulated from the flavor profile of a variety of personal samplings. Created to highlight the flavors I…

Beet Pickled Eggs

Beautifully Vibrant Pink Boiled eggs, Pickled with Beets to give them their color and amazing flavor. The beets are boiled, then pickled in a vinegar solution with fresh dill, garlic and a little bit of sugar to cut the acidic flavor of the vinegar. Pickling Eggs before making deviled eggs is a great way to…

Churro Waffles

Crispy, cinnamon sugar coated, waffles. Crisped in the waffle iron instead of being fried in oil. Less fat and less mess, same delicious taste. Print Recipe Churro Waffles Keyword Chocolate Dipped, Churros, Dessert, Easy Recipe, Food Photography, Food Styling, Sugar Coated, Sweets, waffle, Waffle Iron, Waffle Iron Churros Prep Time 10 Minutes Cook Time 10…

Falafel

Packed with protein and flavor, falafels are a great low carb, gluten and meatless dinner option that will give you a satisfying feeling of being full. Best served with a side of hummus and tzatziki for dipping. Print Recipe Falafel Keyword Chickpeas, Falafel, Food Photography, Food Styling, Gluten-free, Healthy Food, Homemade Falafel, Israeli Food, Israeli…

Roasted Red Pepper Spread

Sweet and savory blend of sweet peppers, onions and garlic. Tastes great as a dip, relish, condiment or additive to soups or sauces. Use it to add a rich and creamy flavor to spaghetti sauce without adding cream, or slathered on a bun to elevate the flavor of a burger or sandwich. Print Recipe Roasted…

Karbanatky – Fried Meat Patties

Tender ground meat mixed with fresh marjoram and garlic. Seasoned with fennel, crushed red pepper and chili powder. Pressed into patties, and coated in in bread crumbs before they’re pan fried. Traditionally served with mashed potatoes, fries or potato salad. The Karbantaky featured here are served over a bed of Halusky potato dumplings and a…

Halušky Potato Dumplings

Potato dumplings, sauerkraut, sausage, bacon and goat cheese. Topped with sour cream and parsley. One of our friends had a birthday party yesterday. The instructions in the invitation were very specific to include the request of no “healthy food.” After all, why would you want to munch on carrot sticks and celery on your birthday!?!…

Leftover Turkey & Wild Rice Soup

Creamy turkey broth soup with a wild rice mix and shredded carrot. Have a leftover turkey or chicken carcass after your holiday feast? Don’t throw it out! When life gives you a bones, make soup. HAHA Print Recipe Leftover Turkey & Wild Rice Soup Keyword Bone Soup, Creamy Soups, Fall Food, Food Photography, Leftover Turkey,…

Paleo Chicken Parmesan

A Paleo, gluten free version of chicken Parmesan. Tender chicken breast with a crisp almond & Parmesan crusted outer layer. Topped with flavorful Pomi tomatoes and fresh buffalo mozzarella. A meal that will seem like a guilty pleasure. Print Recipe Paleo Chicken Parmesan Keyword Alternative Flour, Cast-iron, Cheese, Chicken Parmesan, Food Photography, Food Styling, Gluten-free,…