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Chinese Chili

Chinese Chili

Okay… here’s one for the fusion-folks – a mashup of cultures with a familiar look but an unexpected taste! I was looking for a brisket recipe and stumbled upon this from the New York Times. I set my skepticism aside and decided to go for it. ...

Mexican-Inspired Potato Salad

I love it when recipes create themselves… No thought on my part – the ingredients just make it into the bowl on their own. That’s what happened today with my Mexican-Inspired Potato Salad. I knew I was going to make a potato salad – and...

Chicken, Chorizo, and Seafood Paella

In one week, we saw two different cooking shows on cooking paella. Not that I believe in omens or an...

Pollo brasato con olive e patate

Tonight’s dinner is brought to you by Google Translate. It was a throw-together dinner and Pol...

Ravioli

Thanksgiving is a week away. That means cleaning out the ‘fridge so we can get more food in th...

新年好 – Gung Hay Fat Choy

Okay… you’ve heard it all before, but I’m gonna tell it, again… I got to spe...

Bastille Day

It’s difficult to believe it’s been 10 years since we were last in Paris. That’s ...

Chicken Cacciatore

  It was a year ago that we were getting ready for our first trek to Italy. 15 glorious days i...

Cinco de Mayo

¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo! What started out as a slightly obscure holiday out west commemorating a Me...

Ravioli

  When Nonna sat down and looked at her plate last night, the first thing out of her mouth was...

Mardi Gras

  About a dozen years ago, the company Victor worked for tried to get him to transfer to New O...

Gung Hay Fat Choy

40 years ago, today, I was in Hong Kong for Chinese New Year.  I was a 20 year old sailor living it...

Pasta Bake

I just love coming home from work and finding Victor in the kitchen!  Since I had to work late, Vi...

Orange Chicken and Figs

When ya bring home two pounds of fresh figs, you really need to be prepared to eat two pounds of fr...