Simple But Yummy Homemade Pasta

Who doesn’t love a good pasta dinner right? Sometimes the oldies are goodies. In this case, a traditional pasta meal of pastas and a ragu are a perfect Tuesday night dinner. A small portion helps ensure you don’t have to do extra time on the treadmill tomorrow! Here’s how we did it: PASTA: Rolling the…

Samosa – A Great Appetizer or Even a Small Meal

Samosas are a great appetizer or some great stuffings they can be a small meal by themselves. For this versions, there’s a twist in the dough to make it a big more flaky. Before anyone goes crazy over a deep-fried dish, keep it simple, only eat a few and avoid the daily deep fry! For…

Mango Almond Kulfi – An Indian Ice Creme With Some Added Twists

Posted by Jeff Parsons This is not the traditional Ben and Jerry’s. Kulfi is an Indian ice creme. It’s generally served in something like a cone.  But I decided to change up how the kulfi is made and the presentation. For this dessert, I only used condensed milk, creme, mangos and almonds. For the ice creme…

Fresh Bread for a Nice Sandwich and Salad Lunch

Fresh baguettes can make any lunch a great thing. You can make it ahead in the morning if your schedule is tight for the day or start it a few hours before lunch if you have time. A simple sandwich with chicken, peppers and a side salad keeps you going for the day. Here’s how…

Simple Dinner with Big Flavors

A simple dinner doesn’t have to taste that way. How would you do chicken, potatoes and a veggie? It doesn’t have to be boring and doesn’t have to to lack good taste. Friday night dinner was tasty even with the simplest of foods. Here’s how we did it: Chicken drumstick   Marinate chicken drumstick with Chinese…

Left-over Veggie Stir-fry Noodles

We all have left-overs and hate for them to go to waste. So, how can you make something fresh and flavorful? Try a veggie stir-fry noodle dish. Here are some tips. For the noodles, mix two eggs with 1½ cup of all-purpose flour, ½ teaspoon of salt and ½ teaspoon of “alkaline water” in a…

Curry Chicken Stew with Naan

Who doesn’t love some naan bread?  Add some chicken curry and you have a hearty lunch or a filling dinner. To cook the curry, sautée half an onion and two stalks of celeries with 1 tablespoon of olive oil for 8 minutes in a medium size pot under medium heat. Put the onion/celery mixture on…

Bacon and Brown Sugar Cupcakes

Posted by Jeff Parsons It’s an unusual combo. But as a child of the South where everything was better with bacon, I still love the slice of crispy goodness.  I’ve never been wild about bacon on a host of food save the occasional bacon burger or bacon bits in my greens salad. But the monthly…

A Twist on Paula Deen and Mom’s Butter Biscuit Recipe

Posted by Jeff Parsons Growing up in the South, we know how to do biscuits (and breakfast for that matter). Paula Dean has her butter. We have mom’s old-school recipe. This morning for a pre-Easter brunch, I decided to add a few twists to the usual butter biscuit recipe. Sure, these have the flour, butter,…

“Chopped” At Home: The Main Course

If you’ve seen the show, you know the drill. If you haven’t, four contestant are challenged to cook three tasty servings with mystery ingredients while racing the closing; 20 minutes for the appetizers, 30 minutes for the entree and 30 minutes for the desserts (time have varied over the years). Three celebrity judges evaluate each…