Friday, 20 January 2017

Cocoa Chipotle baby back ribs


"Feast of Saint Valentine"

I’m finally back from my long hiatus with a new last name. It was an interesting experience to not have the weight of two blog posts per week resting on my shoulders. Instead I had to deal with caterers, decor, wedding dresses, and all that comes with planning your own wedding. The honeymoon certainly made up for all the hard work. So now that all the excitement has passed, I’m in a new house with a new kitchen ready to bet back to greedy girl cooking. In case you forgot its chocolate month and the first recipe up is a chocolate chipotle baby back rib.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Pomegranate and ginger Roasted chicken


"Christmas is coming"


Don’t you guys love how I am expanding my chicken database on the blog. Not too long ago I was looking real shabby when it came on to chicken and now I’m really starting to build up a mass of recipes, Yay me. In any case this chicken dish is quite flavorful, it could be the browned butter, it could be the pomegranates, the ginger, who knows. Everything came together quite nicely.

Apple stuffing biscuits


"Christmas is coming"

I’m back at it again with anther biscuit. This recipe has been in my head for a while. My real intention was to add some corn flour or actual cornbread and sausages and make it like an apple sausage cornbread stuffing biscuit. But I decided that I would play it safe and eliminate the sausages and cornbread. Not to mention that I am living with a vegetarian now who is the biggest foodie ever and I did not want to prevent her from devouring these biscuits. So, that other biscuit is shelved for now.

Creamy Garlic Lobster



"Christmas is coming"


Lobster is always on our Christmas table. I hate the taste of lobster but I somehow manage to cook it every single Christmas whether it be grilled, garlic or in a pasta. Today I did a remake of a lobster that I previously posted to the blog “Garlic parsley grilled lobster” this is basically the same recipe but using a whole lot more garlic, butter and cream.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Honey Jerk spiced ham


"Christmas is coming"


I find it interesting that we don’t jerk hams, well I’ll take that back. I have seen a few companies sell jerk seasoned ham. But in the grand scheme of holiday hams, jerk is not on the top of recipes you grab for. Today that may all change. I made a very simple jerk rub, quite similar in flavor and texture to the Walkers wood variety. I added my favorite honey to the mix and made a pretty good ham.

Friday, 11 November 2016

Chicken Marsala





"Christmas is coming"

Mushrooms, garlic and wine anyone? This is almost one of the easiest thing I have cooked thus far. Chicken marsala is a dish I’ve always had at restaurants but never thought to cook. I generally try to cook recipes for the holidays that is easy to feed a crowd. This one fits the bill perfectly.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Jamaican Rice and peas


"Christmas is coming"


I am finally adding a Jamaican rice and peas recipe to the blog. Its flavorful the rice is perfectly cooked and very flavorful. It’s a staple in most households for Sunday dinner and if you eat lunch daily, it’s the side dish most served with every cooked lunch. Coconut milk, allspice, scallion’s, onions and scotch bonnet pepper are used to flavor this delicious side dish. Once you get the hang of if you are sure to make it all the time, especially for the rice lovers.

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Salmon in a lemon dill coconut cream sauce


"Christmas is coming"
 

It’s shocking how far I’ve come in the development of my palate.  There was a time where I would never put rosemary or dill anything to my mouth. Even salmon I hated at one point. And now what do we have here? Salmon and dill? It’s a miracle, a extremely delicious creamy and flavorful miracle.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Sage chive and smoked mozzarella honey cream Biscuits



"Christmas is coming"



It’s that time again; recipes to grace your holiday table will be on the blog all November. As usual I start it off with some biscuits. Every year I tweak and make variations of my favorite easy cream biscuits. Today we are using sage, chives and smoked mozzarella.

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Spicy pumpkin potato salad




Pumpkin Everythang!

Last May while in NY for mother’s day and a slew of graduations, I made a roasted poblano pepper potato salad that was so good. It was definitely in my top 5 potato salads ever made.  Every time I make a potato salad it is always a unique one with a different flavor and completely different ingredients. Today I decided to bring back my roasted poblano pepper potato salad with sweet roasted pumpkins added to the mix.