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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 anything, but… It did put the thought in my mind. So much so, that I actually ordered authentic Calasparra rice from Spain. 2 kilos. I figured if I’m ...

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...

Bruschetta Burgers

One thing I don’t recall seeing on any menus in Italy was hamburgers.  Actually, ground beef...