Cast-Iron Ratatouille

The history of ratatouille has it’s origins in France  (in Provence & Nice) & was peasant food due to the availability of vegetables out of the garden.  It means “stirred up” or “mixed up” essentially. Traditionally it was often more stew-like & is still very practical & affordable to make. The way we arrange the…

Creamy Mushroom Soup

There is fungus a-mung-us for sure today! I LOVE Mushrooms. I think they are an ingredient that people are passionate about, either way… you know you either love or hate them (Like cilantro, right?) I have recently been dehydrating “stuff” with my new air fryer (it has a dehydrate function) & mushroom were one of…

Chile Verde Chicken Street Tacos (Instant Pot)

So, I really don’t have a lot of extra to say about tacos today — I mean TACOS ARE LOVE, right?? I just want to share a great recipe that I through together recently. We love Mexican food of all kinds. G.R. tends to go a little more TexMex & I tend more towards authentic…

Queso Fundido

This is OMG good! If you  do Taco Tuesday like we do (as many times a month as there are Tuesdays) then I suggest that you start with Queso Fundido next time! I love creamy, velvety smooth Queso (the Rotel & Velveeta type) as much as the next guy and my White Green Chiles &…

Chocolate Pot de Creme

When I think of a rich, chocolate, guilty treat —> this is it! and it’s very French… ooh la la ! Make your sweetheart (or friends) “Pot de Creme au Chocolat” for any special occasion & they will think you are magic! I have defaulted to this many times & people always rave. I think…

Juniper BBQ Sauce

We are from Kansas City — arguably the BBQ capital of the world. It is where the American Royal World BBQ Championship is held every year in Kansas City. So, we know ‘Que my friend! My husband is the pit boss of the two of us. He loves to smoke meat on a great weekend…

Chicken Bone Broth

  Bone broth is really all the “craze” these days, isn’t it? So… what is it & what’s all of the hype? Well, I am not a medical professional so I have found some great information to share with you. According to Medical News Today, the following are some (6) of the top benefits of consuming…

Pass the Chimichurri, PLEASE!!

This is one of my top 3 favorite sauces … at least all purpose & most versatile sauces! I can’t stress enough that if you haven’t tried chimichurri, you MUST! And even if you have, make this one because there are as many recipe variations for it as there are people who make it so…

Tuscan Baby Lima Bean Soup

I love beans & I love soup.  One dish that marries the two is rich & creamy ham ‘n beans; it has always been a comfort food for me.  When I make old-fashioned ham ‘n beans I always use the big ham bone usually left after the holiday ham. I often freeze it to use…

My One & Only Banana Bread

Chefs are notoriously known for never making something the same way twice. There’s the  constant search for a new recipe,  or the persistent tweaking to perfect the way to make [________] better, is a “thing” we are very guilty of. I know that I am often thinking of a new way I could make something…