Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Broiled Salmon with Miso Glaze, Sesame Green Beans and Jasmine Rice


We LOVE salmon in this house, but with this recipe just about any nice fish would do...thick cod, halibut and sea bass all come to mind! 

Don't allow the, "blackness" on top of the fish to fool you, this Broiled Salmon with Miso Glaze is cooked perfectly!  Miso (a thick paste made from fermented soy beans) is a staple in Japanese cooking.  Slightly "charring" miso only enhances its uniquely savory and sweet....earthy delicious flavor!

The tricks to the dish are as followed:

Monday, November 21, 2011

Potato Leek Soup


Fine. So she won't win any beauty pageants, but she sure is nice and a Snuggie.

(No, I don't own a Snuggie...and no, there isn't a photo of me out there wearing an electric blue one sitting by a roaring fire, sipping red wine...)  (I dread the day that thing finds me on facebook...)
I took well over a hundred pictures of this soup. 

It started out in a white bowl, then a yellow bowl, then tea cups.  It went outside, back inside, on the floor and at one point was even precariously positioned on the edge of the living room window (...a little potato soup smudge on your silk Pottery Barn drapes adds character right?) 

So two things confirmed:

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Simple Bar-B-Que Chicken Cheese Sliders


It's a busy time of year, so we're making a concerted effort to come up with some SIMPLE, DELICIOUS, FUN and AFFORDABLE meals the whole family can enjoy! 

In our house, my husband and I top these Bar-B-Que Chicken Cheese Sliders with just a touch of lettuce and red onion.  The kids love them topped with thinly sliced apples...

Monday, November 14, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Bacon Wrapped Cheese Stuffed Dates ~ Little Bites of Heaven!


Bacon Wrapped Cheese Stuffed Dates are a, "must have" hors d'oeuvre at your next wine and cheese or holiday gathering...

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Simple Spicy Buffalo Shrimp


In full disclosure, these Spicy Buffalo Shrimp are not as crunchy as they look ~ but this is a simple and delicious way to prepare a plate of crowd pleasing Buffalo shrimp ~ without the time and mess of deep frying!

If their ten minute stint on this earth was any indication of how good they were...well...I clearly did not make enough!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Skirt Steak Sandwich with Caramelized Onions & Mushrooms, Arugula and Horseradish Mayonnaise ~ A Complete Dinner for Tonight!


Want to make someone really happy this evening? 

Make this Skirt Steak Sandwich with Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms, Arugula and Horseradish Mayonnaise...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Sweet & Spicy Curried Pumpkin Peanut Soup ~ Grocery Blunders


So I did it again.

I brought home Libby's PUMPKIN PIE MIX instead of Libby's PURE PUMPKIN.  I'm good for this mistake about once a year. I guess I am my mother's daughter.  Her, "achilles' heel"...COLA

You see growing up my mom rarely bought soda...but when she could rest assured 50% of the time it was DIET...which none of us (herself included) ever drank...