What a perfect slogan for this Caribbean island just off the coast of South America. As part of the Dutch territories, its embrace is as warm as the sun, the water is an inviting pale green and a refreshingly cool bath, and the breeze is sweet as the rum punch! My first trip to Aruba … More One Happy Island…Aruba: Part 1
I made a very last minute call, while doing my Sunday grocery, shopping to make some corned beef and cabbage, in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day. Cause everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s day, right? I wanted to do it from scratch, though there were plenty of ready to make kits, having never tried … More Happy St. Patty’s Day! Easy Corned Beef and Cabbage
I’ve mentioned plenty of times that the right ingredients are everything to good cooking. I love a good rub on my meat to start things off, and so I started my chicken leg quarters (thigh and drumstick) with just that. Charcrust makes several dry rub blends, I’ve tried a few and have never been disappointed. … More Easy Roasted Chicken Quarters
I had an idea for braised short ribs where I would use both a stout and some whiskey for the braising liquid cause why not? I enjoy my bourbon barrel aged stout beers for drinking, and while I don’t like drinking bourbon solo, it adds a great flavor to things. So put it in my … More Slow Cookin’ Some Short Ribs
I just realized I forgot to give you my bison chili that I made a couple weeks ago when the weather was perfect for making and eating chili! It came out so delicious. I had to cut corners on the veggie chopping, which I normally love, due to a rough bout of tendinitis in my … More Bison Chili!
I got an air fryer for Christmas this year and have already put it to good use. The chicken wings I made were excellent and very easy. Next, I decided to do fries and nuggets, the perfect football food this past Sunday (sorry it took a few days to write about it!). I grabbed sweet … More Fun with the Air Fryer!
Here’s to a great new year filled with all good things! Like good food, good drink, and good travel!! We started off the celebration with some fun food that I wanted to tell you about. First, I busted out the Himalayan salt block for the first time in a couple years. It’s not the easiest … More Happy 2019! New Year’s Eve treats!
Believe me when I tell you that my lack of posting is not due to a lack of eating. In fact, I feel like I haven’t stopped eating gratuitously since Thanksgiving. That’s what January is for – to get back on track!! Meanwhile, I’ll continue to indulge. I made homemade vegetable potstickers the other night … More Vegetable Potstickers
I don’t make pasta much anymore (due to the carb factor), but oh how I love it!! And yesterday I had a craving for it. I also had an amazing truffle sauce, basically just all chopped up black truffles, that my friend got me at Eataly in NYC (I need to go there!!). So I … More Truffles and Pasta
It only comes but once a year for me – the potato latke. I don’t know why we don’t make them more. Perhaps just to preserve the sanctity of tradition. At Hanukkah, we fry stuff in oil to commemorate the miracle of light back in the day when only a tiny bit of oil lasted … More Latkes Rock!!