Homemade Steak Rub

Homemade Steak Rub

Grilling season calls for a good steak every now and then. I admit that I love a good steak, but in all honesty they are hard to come by, and they can be rather expensive if you dine out. When done right, a grilled steak…

Quick Pickles

Quick Pickles

I had a real craving for pickles not too long ago, and as we normally have them in the refrigerator, we were all out. I typically never have a craving for pickles, but for some odd reason, I had the idea of making burgers in…

Duxelles and Craisin Stuffed Chicken

Duxelles and Craisin Stuffed Chicken

Ever since I made a beef wellington for family and friends at Thanksgiving, I have been a major fan of making duxelles. Duxelles is a french term for basically rendering down a bunch of finely diced mushrooms into somewhat of a paste. If you have…

Roasted Vegetable Soup

Roasted Vegetable Soup

Killing two birds with one stone. Now that is the ticket to some good meals during a busy week. This past week I made some really fantastic cornish hens with a lot of mushrooms and a wine reduction that was just out of this world.…

Chicken Tikka

Chicken Tikka

Forget the tandoor, we pretty much don’t have access to one. The killer clay oven that gets really hot and cooks your chicken tikka or paranthas, chapati, or other wonderful bread. Forget about it. What you can remember however, is that we have access to…

Long Lasting Scallions

Long Lasting Scallions

A few weeks back my cousin Mark quickly said that his wife Charmaigne was growing green onions. I thought that was cool in itself, but after some quick investigation, I found out that she was not necessarily growing green onions, but had bought a bundle…