Asian Carp Fish slider – Carpe diem!

Asian Carp Fish slider – Carpe diem!

  (https://www2.illinois.gov/dnr/WaterResources/Pages/AsianCarp.aspx) In a time where we are trying to be more conscientious about what we’re cooking and eating with sustainable foods, the Asian carp fish is a great fish to cook and eat as a sustainable food.  There is an over abundance of Asian 

BBQ Sauce and Jelly Meatballs

BBQ Sauce and Jelly Meatballs

  Okay, many things have changed as of the COVID19 chronicles continues to keep us quarantined at home for our safety. We can still go out to buy some frozen meatballs! If you can’t find any meatballs, I do have Ikea’s link to their recipe 

Grill Cheese with Bacon and Tomato Soup

Survival recipes during a quarantine. Most people have bread and kraft cheese or some kind of melty cheese and possibly a can of condensed tomato soup.  I recommend this meal as a nice sharable lunch for a family of 5.  I love a simple delicious 

Roasted Bone Marrow and bacon onion jam

Roasted Bone Marrow and bacon onion jam

Bone marrow is one of those expensive appetizers or small plate items on the menu. They are delicious on a toasted baguette and some kind of onion jam. However, you can roast bone marrow at home. Not all butchers will cut the bone marrow lengthwise 

Dinner Rolls and the secrets behind making these soft dinner rolls.

Dinner Rolls and the secrets behind making these soft dinner rolls.

  Here is my favorite website to get the recipe for dinner rolls https://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/big-batch-quick-dinner-rolls-recipe. It’s a great recipe I have a few things I’d like to tweak to make outstanding dinner rolls to impress the dinner guest. One thing I stress about making bread is 

Avocado Toast Guacamole style

Avocado Toast Guacamole style

The best avocado toast to me is guacamole! Super ripen avocados ready to be mashed up and turned into delicious guacamole. It’s simple to make and takes only about 12 minutes to put together. Ingredients Serving size 4 people Guacamole 3 large super ripe avocados 

Hot Tea drinking

Hot Tea drinking

At the age of forty drinking hot tea takes on a whole new meaning for me. It went to infrequently in my teens, twenties even early thirties because I was into other beverages. When I was a kid I drank a lo sugary ice teas, 

Marshmallows!

Marshmallows!

My favorites website for making marshmallows is King Arthur’s https://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/homemade-marshmallows-recipe My best tips for making successful homemade marshmallows always have a candy thermometer on hand you can’t do this without it. I suppose you could but the gaging of when the corn syrup and water 

Roasted Chicken with Maille Dijon & Honey Mustard rub

Roasted Chicken with Maille Dijon & Honey Mustard rub

There are probably hundreds of roasted chicken recipes out there. The most popular way to roast chicken is with dry spice rubs and brines. However, this was my first time trying a dijon and honey mustard rub and I’d totally do this again.  The mustards 

Baking and Scaling

Baking and Scaling

  Someone has asked me ” Why doesn’t my recipe comes out the same every time?” There are a lot of things to consider when aiming for consistent baking results. When we cook, there’s a lot of forgiveness if we under or over salt something.