Something For The Kids

I had so much fun playing in the kitchen for our Halloween menu! My daughter is a senior in high school now. I feel our Halloween days are going to be limited or come to an end. She will be off doing her own adventurous and more grown up things very soon! But for now…

Pie Baking with Kate McDermott

Who loves pie? I know I do! I don’t consider myself a dessert lover but I do love pie! I love it so much, I nicknamed my daughter Pie, because she’s the most perfect thing in the universe…just like pie! So you can imagine how thrilled I was to be able to attend a pie baking…

Fish Sandwich

Growing up catholic we would eat fish every Friday during Lent. In catholic school they’d always bring Mc Donald’s fish sandwiches on Fridays during lent. I know…GROSS! But, I was a kid and didn’t know any better. I did develop a love for fish sandwiches, I think probably from this life experience. My love for…

Parmigiano Reggiano

Whole Foods is having a One Day Sale on Parmigiano Reggiano! For more than half off the regular price of $21.99, on Friday the 13th you can get this beautifully exquisite cheese for only $9.99 a pound! You should absolutely check out your local Whole Foods for this amazing deal. If you don’t understand what all…

ThanksGiving 2013

I did prep for my Thanksgiving menu the night before so that when I got home from work at 5:30pm I would be able to quickly get our non traditional Thanksgiving dinner ready and served by 7:30pm. I work at probably the busiest place in the country during the week of Thanksgiving, a grocery store….

Lamb Pot Pie and Green Mashers

I love fun quirky days to celebrate and eat lots of food. St. Patrick’s Day is definitely one of those days! Usually I make Guinness battered fish and Chips. But, this year my dude inspired me to make this delicious Lamb Pot Pie and I came up with these exciting bright green mash potatoes! No…

Cranberry Chutney

One of my favorite things to serve at holiday parties is my Cranberry Chutney. It’s a quick and easy recipe to throw together and it goes great with roasts or foul. Ingredients: 1 pkg whole cranberries 1/4 cup sugar 2 cups apple cider 1 red onion diced 1 orange juice and zest salt Toss everything…

Pumpkin Chowder

I called this stew a chowder because of it’s rich creamy thick broth. Traditionally chowders are made with heavy cream and have chunks of seafood. The most common being clam chowder. Nowadays there are many creative versions of chowder recipes and I’m adding one more to the clan! My Pumpkin Chowder is a rich and…

Orphan Thanksgiving at JJ’s Way

The Menu: Bison Tri-Tip  Smoked on on the Webber over mesquite Roasted Duck  Rubbed in Chinese five spice Cornbread Stuffing  With apples and bacon Green Beans and Wild Mushrooms  Baked with parmesan cheese and bacon bits Cranberry Chutney The Party…

Thanks for Not Making Turkey Shopping List

I can’t wait to cook up some seriously delicious food for my Giving Thanks Feast! There will be no turkey served at my house and I don’t think it will be missed. Here’s my shopping list and a peak at what will be served at JJ’s Way… Gobble gobble… Shopping List Protein Bison Tri-Tip, Duck…

Pecan Pie Cobbler

At my job I’m constantly inspired to come up with new and exciting ways to make our dessert bar appetizing and delicious! With the holidaze now upon us I thought it would be fun to put a little twist on a classic pie served in many households for the season. Also, it will give our…

JJ’s Perfect Pumpkin Pie!

I LOVE pumpkin pie. Maybe it’s because I was born the day after Thanksgiving, I don’t know, but I love it. I decided I needed to make the perfect pumpkin pie for myself. I don’t like them when they are overly sweet, and I’m not really a dessert girl. I read a lot of recipes,…