Curried Chicken Salad w/Crystallized Ginger

Curried Chicken Salad w/Crystallized Ginger

Curried Chicken Salad – With this recipe, I wanted to accomplish two things. I would like to make an easy dish using a rotisserie chicken. And I wanted to use some of the Paradise Fruit Company’s crystallized (candied) ginger in a recipe. So, we made a Curried Chicken Salad withRead More…

How to Make Empanadas – Video

How to Make Empanadas – Video

How to make Empanadas – Part of being a professional eater is going to restaurants, having a delicious meal, and then trying to recreate it at home. That is what I did here. We recreate two types of empanadas from the Crossroads Collective’s Triciclo Peru in Milwaukee. I love theirRead More…

Lobsters by the Fire – New Years Eve

Lobsters by the Fire – New Years Eve

We show you how to boil a lobster and enjoy New Year’s Eve. Lobsters by the Fire In our family, there is a tradition that goes back several years. Eating Lobsters by the fire on New Year’s Eve. When our two sons were much younger (they are 27 and 26Read More…

Chicken Thighs with Red Cabbage

Chicken Thighs with Red Cabbage

Chicken Thighs with Red Cabbage. I have been making this dish for many years, dating back to the mid 90’s. There used to be a column on the Washington Post Food section called “On The Fridge- Dinner Tonight”.  It is now called Dinner-in-Minutes, but the concept is the same. Easy,Read More…

Roasted Poblano Soup

Roasted Poblano Soup

Roasted Poblano Soup -In April last year, we were invited to our friend’s Mark & Julie Darnieder’s villa for a week in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Five couples sharing this beautiful spot. It was a spectacular setting and included a staff of 10. The staff included a bartender and a fullRead More…

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 flavors, or a high-end, kickedRead More…