Cheesy Jalapeno Cornbread

I really need to figure out a good cornbread from corn flour recipe – it’s getting embarrassing that I use a Jiffy box – but I employ this recipe so seldom that it does make sense to just get a $0.69 box rather than keep masa in the back of my cupboards – but I…

Roasted Garlic

Raw garlic is not my favorite thing, and I didn’t want to have to saute some special for the mashed potatoes so I decided to roast off a few heads.┬áRoasting garlic mellows the flavor, so you will be able to use more of it in your dish. It is also much easier to puree when…

Braised Beef Sammy

Leftovers are the best – they cook quick and a little creativity is all it takes to make it a meal. Last night we had a chuck roast I braised in a savory liquid comprised of stuff I had in the fridge – vegan worcestershire, real-brewed shoyu and veggie Better Than Bouillon. About two and…

Dutch Baby Pancake

This impressive-looking pancake couldn’t be easier. Just a couple quick tips and you are on your way to a great breakfast, snack, dessert or whatever. Sweet pancake, how can you go wrong? Tip 1 – Use a blender Tip 2 – Preheat the oven AND the pan Tip 3 – Let the batter rest for…

Salish Smoked Salt Cured Ahi

I never thought that making a cured fish at home could be so easy and rewarding, but then, that is exactly why I love to cook. Always something to learn, and there’s always some new flavors to find. This preparation was so simple I’m almost mad I’ve never done it! The only real trick to…

Cut Fruit and Fried Shrimp with Onion Rings

I love fried food and shrimp is one of my favorite things to fry at home. The fruit salad got some softening and flavor development from the maceration and freezing, but other than that it is all pretty straight-forward. I did a round of thinly-sliced fingerling potatoes, that I’d softened in the microwave with a…