The first day of summer means quicker, easier recipes. I usually make all of my salad toppings from scratch, but this jar of pre-made sauce was too irresistable to pass up. It is Watcharee’s® Thai Peanut Sauce and the flavor is fresh, tangy and gourmet style. It’s also Gluten Free and Vegan!
I’m not sure if all of Michigan makes their french fries this way, but this method was a blast from the past for me. I remember having shoestring french fries in my childhood and haven’t seen them since, and no, you aren’t going to hear how many years ago that was! I was blessed to spend some quality…… Continue reading Michigan Shoestring French Fries
Our weather has been a bit erratic here in the Northeast. We have more cold days than warm so far this spring, and it feels more like fall. I am still cooking cool weather foods until the warmer days settle in. I actually decided to defrost a whole turkey I had in the freezer and…… Continue reading Roasted Beets, Sweet Potatoes, Butternut Squash and Yukon Golds
One of the main staples of Polish cooking is Cabbage. There are many different ways to enjoy Kapusta (kah-POOS-tah) but one of the most comforting recipes is a soup made of cabbage and potatoes. This delicious soup normally includes pork, sausage, kielbasa or some form of meat, but I wanted to try a Vegan/Vegetarian quick version. As… Continue reading Vegetarian Kapusta & Potato Soup
It was love at first sight the moment I saw the sad little residue riddled roaster that my Mom wanted me to keep. Anyone else would have put it straight in the garbage, but after hearing that my Babci used to cook in it, I had to take it in. I restored it to it's natural beauty,… Continue reading Herb Roasted Chicken Baked in Babci’s Blue Graniteware Roaster, circa 1950
VON-go-le (Italian) are Clams that pair well with spaghetti, linguini or any long style pasta. It is one of the most popular Friday night dishes in all of Italy. I have tried the tomato sauce version, and it is fantastic. But many people prefer to take a break from the red sauce and lighten it… Continue reading Cappellini alle Vongole
These delicious cabbage rolls are a very unique main dish that is recognized in every region of Slavic Central Europe. Golabki, pronounced Ga-WUMP-ki, are a fabulous delicacy often served at family celebrations and holidays. If you make too many, the leftovers will re-heat in the microwave the next day, tasting even better than the day you cooked them. Most families have a secret recipe they follow, and my family… Continue reading Authentic Polish Stuffed Cabbage