Yum nothing says warm comfort food to this Irish girl than lamb Shepards pie. With its flaky butter crust, warm brown gravy with rich cheesy mashers on top. When I was a kid my older sister has a boyfriend that introduced me to this home-cooked dish Scottish style with out the pie crust. He would… Continue reading Shepards Pie and Cottage Pie- company is coming!
My husband has a friend and coworker named Carlos Santana. Not the famous musician we all know that sing oh ya como va... but this Carlos can do a-mean salsa shimmy to the sounds. Carlos lives for his yearly Miami visits to get his authentic Cuban sandwich that (pending which side of town) has finer… Continue reading Cuban Bread – Carlos Santana style.
When we ran our coffee shops in Virginia... I was always looking for creative fun things to bring to the store to up the game a bit. One item that went viral was my chocolate covered strawberries for Valentines day. Wow I could never make enough. Fresh strawberries dipped in fine Guitard dark chocolate or… Continue reading Memories of Chocolate Strawberries
Goodness in a bowl with white beans and roasted chicken. Keep mild for the light spice people or add a dash of tobasco to spice it up. Roasted chicken - deboned 1 red pepper sm yellow onion 1 crused chopped garlic glove three cans whitebeans 1 can white canolli beans 1 can fire roasted red… Continue reading Chicken Tortilla Soup
This one aims to please every sweet tooth! Keeping it simple... but jazzing up the basic brownie mix. 1 box brownie mix 2/3 cup creamy smooth peanut butter 2/4 cup powder sugar 5 Tbs melted butter 1/2 cup crushed pretzels Coarse seasalt Make brownie mix by recipe on box Separate bowl Mix peanut butter ,… Continue reading Salted pretzel PeanutButter swirl Brownies
Growing up I thought I was the richest kid on earth with the meals Momma would whip up. We never had the fancy cereals or cookies posted on TV. She did everything from scratch... even when the options got slim. She could whip up a feast. She always called this end of month soup or… Continue reading Momma’s Potato Soup
I make my pizza dough with my bread-maker -dough setting. But this recipe is a good as your creativity. Frozen pizza dough can be good in a pinch. For dough-in bread maker 1.5 cup warm water 2 packets self rising yeast or 5 tsp loose yeast. 1 Tbs sugar 1 tsp salt 3 Tbs vegetable… Continue reading Italian night- lets Calzone!