Curry Hummus Dip

Curry Hummus Dip

This ultra-simple hummus recipe is a “Cooking Secrets for Men” special. It is store bought hummus with curried powder added. Surround the dip with vegetables and you have a 5-minute appetizer, ready for company.

Polenta two ways – Creamy and Grilled

Polenta two ways – Creamy and Grilled

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,Read More…

Tuna Tartare w/Sesame and Ginger

Tuna Tartare w/Sesame and Ginger

Tuna Tartare – Don’t be afraid to prepare raw fish. Go to a store that carries sushi-grade tuna and work quickly when you are cutting the fish. This recipe is easy and tasty. The Asian flavors of ginger, soy, jalapeno and lime juice accentuate the clean, silky taste of theRead More…

Grilled Pizza with Asparagus and Arugula

The 2nd appetizer from our Grilling Dinner Party – Grilled Pizza. If you have never grilled pizza dough before, you may think it would just sag and drip all over the grill when starting to cook it. The opposite is true. As soon as the dough hits the hot grill, itRead More…

Roasted Asparagus soup and Caprese Corn Salad

Every once in a while, we need to take a break from eating meat. But what to serve? Here are a couple of recipes together that form a nice meal. The first recipe is a Pan Roasted Asparagus soup, taken from the NY Times Cooking Section. (https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/5937-pan-roasted-asparagus-soup) It takes lessRead More…