There’s nothing better than charcoal grilling, I’m convinced. I had an expensive gas grill, but what I gained in time, I lost in flavor. It just wasn’t the same. I went back to cooking over coals and never looked back. I mean come on…. you can’t get a steak this beautiful and flavorful except over coals.
September is my favorite month of the year. It’s bittersweet because it signals the end of summer, but it brings with it the most wonderful changes: cooler temperatures, spectacular colors and a whole new season of food. I start to think about football tailgates, comforting casseroles and even the holidays. Yikes! It’s the perfect time of […]
I created this South-of-the-Border Stuffed Pepper Bake because I was inspired by some flavorful new sauces Whole Foods had sent me. They sent some snacks too (see below) but the sauces inspired me to create this stuffed pepper casserole. It has layers of stuffed pepper goodness just bursting with south-of-the-border flavor! Start out by cutting the tops […]
With all of the World Cup excitement, I’ve been getting more and more curious about Brazilian flavors and Brazilian cooking. McCormick’s Flavor Forecast had already put the spotlight on Brazil’s dynamic cuisine and melting pot culture with their “Charmed by Brazil” trend, so when they offered to send me a selection of spices as inspiration […]
Goodness, goodness. I’d forgotten how warm and satisfying a pot pie could be. These pepper steak pot pies sure hit the feel-good spot for me, and I hope they’ll do the same for you. I made these pot pies #InAFlash using the Panasonic FlashXpress Toaster Oven. This ain’t your mama’s toaster oven! There’s no need […]
I want ALL the noodles! I just love eating noodles in anything and everything, and since Asian noodles are so versatile, I’ve begun cooking with them a heck of a lot. I’m particularly fond of udon noodles, for their thickness, texture and taste. When I bought a brand new GIGANTIC skillet (<— see below) , […]