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Leek Risotto

 

It’s my first risotto and Chef Gordon Ramsay would be proud. It’s very easy. I guess after watching all the donkeys on Hell’s Kitchen screw it up, I’ve been very, very afraid. Psht, nothing to it.

I was inspired by Special K’s low-cal version, but as always, I changed the recipe to be […]

Red LobsterĀ® Nantucket Baked Cod

I didn’t make it exact, but this recipe inspired me. The Boy loved the tomatoes, but I’m not a big fan of baked tomatoes. I’m not sure why. I think it might be the mushy texture. Nonetheless, I still enjoyed it. We had been cleaning and organizing all day trying to get the house back […]

Beef Stir-Fry with Avocado Salad

Photo from FitnessMagazine.Com

Since it’s January, and thinking about a healthier lifestyle, I Googled a few new ideas for low-calorie dinners. I found a cool one at FitnessMagazine.Com. What grabbed my attention to this recipe is the chili powder. I thought it would be an interesting addition to the stir-fry, and it was. The […]

Vermont Cheddar & Ale Soup

This recipe came to me by a friend a few months ago. My apologizes but I can’t remember who.

It’s easy, but takes a little time. You can’t just toss in all the ingredients and call it a day. It must be layered in with each layer having it’s time to stew.

There is plenty. […]

Pineapple Chicken and Cilantro Rice

Back to cooking again. I’m not a professional but love chopping things up and then eating my creations. That sounds like something Hannibal would say, but it’s true. I was looking through my pantry and noticed a can of crushed pineapple. Immediately thinking, “That would be good with chicken.” I also had a pineapple Greek […]

Baked Beer Burgers and Burnt Balls

Here it is, 2012, and I haven’t posted since October. It’s been a busy few months. So, I’m pushing myself to get this recipe out there since it was a good one.

On New Years Eve, I had the Boy’s parents down for dinner and celebrations. I’ve always been told, […]

Soups On! Guinness Onion Soup

Pittsburgh fall weather today = 80 degrees and blue skies. I opened the windows and started cooking for soup season. I’m stuffing my freezer full of different soups so I can pull-out a bowl when I need some comfort from the cold.

As many know, I like beer, and I cook with beer quite […]

What’s for dinner? Lamb Roast

It’s been a busy summer. I’ve had no time to post. For that matter, I haven’t cooked all summer. However, the Boy’s mom, dad and sis came to visit Saturday and I was able to cook a big dinner. I was in my foodie heaven.

First up…

Lamb Roast. I purchased an already marinated […]

What’s for dinner? Finglerling Potato Salad with Ale Dressing

Tonight I grilled steaks. I just used salt and pepper. I like marinades but sometimes I just like it simple, especially, when I’m making something different that I want to stand out from the main meat.

I didn’t want the standard baked potato, and I didn’t want rice and a green vegetable. So, I tried […]

A healthier new me

It’s been four months since my initial start to a better me. One week from today, I will be running my first 5k. Over the past four months, I’ve not only increased my running speed and distance, I’ve increased in my strength training, and yoga performance. I’ve lost over 40 pounds and I’m now in […]