Chicken Recipes · Recipes · Soups

Chicken Meatball Thai Soup Next in our Meatball series is Chicken Meatballs in a Thai Soup. The Chicken Meatballs are light and fragrant, with Asian spices, in a coconut milk broth. Add baby spinach at the end for a hearty meal. This dish can be ready in 30 minutes or less. Ingredients 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced (SAVE…… Continue reading Chicken Meatball Thai Soup


Korean BBQ Meatballs over Rice Next in our Meatball Series is a trip to Korea, for some Korean Style BBQ Meatballs. Ground beef, baked with Asian spices and topped with a tangy soy-garlic-ginger glaze, toasted sesame seeds and green onions. Serve over rice for a nice main dish. Ingredients – Meatballs 1 pound ground beef 1 teaspoon sesame oil…… Continue reading Korean BBQ Meatballs over Rice


Pork Meatballs, Vietnamese-Style with Chili Sauce

This is the first post in our Meatball Series. First up, pork meatballs, with a Vietnamese twist. Asian flavors in the meatballs, served over rice and topped with a tangy chili sauce. You can also serve these with lettuce wraps. Ingredients – For the Meatballs 1 lb ground pork2 tablespoons fish sauce2 cloves garlic,…… Continue reading Pork Meatballs, Vietnamese-Style with Chili Sauce

Recipes · Vegetarian Recipes

Jumbo Stuffed Shells with Ratatouille

Those of us of a certain age grew up with stuffed shells and stuffed peppers as “gourmet” cooking back in the day. I remember how proud my mother was to present such an interesting way to serve a meal. These Stuffed Shells with Ratatouille are an easy weeknight meal, ready in minutes and in this…… Continue reading Jumbo Stuffed Shells with Ratatouille

Cocktails · Recipes

The Quarantini – A Covid-19 themed cocktail

The Quarantini – A Covid-19 themed cocktail, with a coronavirus garnish. A whimsical drink for the times we live in today, The Quarantini is a take on the Midori Martini. We have fashioned a “Covid-19” garnish to sit on top of the glass. Please enjoy while sheltering in place. Ingredients 1-ounce Midori melon liquor1-ounce vodka1-ounce…… Continue reading The Quarantini – A Covid-19 themed cocktail

Recipes · Vegetarian Recipes

Creamy Polenta & Grilled Polenta w/ Sautéed Mushrooms Polenta is a kind of cornmeal mush that originated in Northern Italy as peasant food. But in the US, it’s served at upscale restaurants as a gourmet dish. The reality is somewhere in the middle. It can be a basic porridge, not a lot of flavor, or a high end, kicked version that has…… Continue reading Creamy Polenta & Grilled Polenta w/ Sautéed Mushrooms

Recipes · Vegetarian Recipes

Cuban Black Beans – Instant Pot version For my Vegetarian friends and subscribers, this is a fun dish that can be a main course. Serve over rice and you could add other veggies into the black bean mixture. For you carnivores out there, it goes amazingly well with a Cuban Pork Tenderloin or similar main dish. The Instant Pot is a…… Continue reading Cuban Black Beans – Instant Pot version