Dips and Sauces

Fra Diavolo Mac & Cheese with Snow Crab

October 18, 2009

This week was my husband’s and my first wedding anniversary!  I can’t believe that a year has passed by already, it has been SO fast!  So many great and crazy things have happened in our lives in the past year, it has certainly been quite the trip, and I can’t wait to see what awesome […]


Mango and Hickory Smoked Ribs

September 22, 2009

While it is still warm out during these last few days of summer (hello Autumn! You officially started today!), we had a family BBQ with some slow cooked hickory smoked ribs, and a delicious mango sauce.  This recipe was adapted from a recipe found in one of my favorite cooking magazines that I subscribe to, […]

DC #5 – A Venture in Indian Cuisine and Homemade Dosas

September 13, 2009

I LOVE Indian food, but have always been a bit intimidated to try it.  I’m not really sure why, because I don’t think it is necessarily very difficult.  Maybe it’s because I always thought Indian cuisine required these crazy exotic ingredients that I would never be able to find.  It turns out that is just […]


GF Spinach and Goat Cheese Pizza

August 18, 2009

Packing and moving is hard work.  The last thing you want to eat after a day of wrapping dishes, stuffing boxes, and hauling stuff is something complicated and pretentious.  At the end of the day, my husband and I sat down on the floor (because we had sold our only futon ages ago), totally wiped […]


Blackberry and Balsamic Roast Quail

August 16, 2009

“There is no greater sin than to overcook a quail.” – No Reservations So says Catherine Zeta Jones’s character in the movie when she talks about all the different ways that she loved to prepare quail. This sounds mighty intimidating, but when done well, the result is perfection in your mouth.  Quail are small and delicate, and when […]


Daring Cooks #4 – Paella

August 14, 2009

Paella started its renowned reputation in the Valencia region of Spain as an immensely flavorful rice dish cooked in a large shallow round pan.  Spanish cuisine is one I have very little experience with (well, besides enjoying eating it!), and I was thrilled when this month’s host, Olga, chose paella for the Daring Cooks Challenge […]