Huevos Rancheros Taco

A simply delicious and ridiculously easy breakfast to make! I saute a few little garden tomatoes and jalapeno in olive oil with crushed garlic and a tiny pinch of oregano. salt and pepper. Once caramelized, gently crack egg into pan. Cover and lower heat and cook for about 2 minutes. Heat a tortilla up then…

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…

Bison Sloppy Joes

When my daughter actually asks me to cook I get so excited! She is almost seventeen and having any time with her is very rare these days. I know she is on the typical teenager diet right now, eating when it’s convenient and usually consisting of lots of junk food, so I get even more…

Easter Lamb Stew

Since I had to work at 5:30am, Easter Sunday. I decided if I was going to cook dinner it had to be something that required very little work. That’s where the good old Crockpot always comes in handy! When I got home from work I tossed some lamb shoulder a can of fire roasted tomatoes…

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…

NutriBullet

I’m not a big gadget person but I do have a few small gadgets in my kitchen that I use often and love. Like my KitchenAid stand mixer and food processor. I use those two small appliances often. They each have their specific purpose and can be used for a variety of things. But, what…

Rich and Hearty Beef Stew

Every now and then I screw up a dish or meal I’m preparing. I did that on Christmas-eve with a filet mignon roast I had picked up on sale at the market. I’m not a big fan of roasts but I figured it was filet mignon surely I can work with it. I couldn’t and…

JJ’s Birthday Teriyaki

Homemade Teriyaki sauce. Why not make it yourself. You’ll avoid extra additives and perservitives such as corn syrup and msg.  Here’s a Beef and Veggie Teriyaki but substitute anything you like. For instance tofu instead of beef or any veggies you prefer or happen to have on hand. Ingredients: 1 cup Jasmine Rice 1/2 lb….

JJ’s Minestrone Soup

Every week or two I do a little inventory on what’s in the pantry and fridge so I can restock and cook whatever I have left from catering jobs or video shoots. One of the best, yet easiest things to cook when cleaning out the fridge is Minestrone Soup. It’s never an exact science. Use…

Fully Loaded Pasta

This pasta dish was so delicious! I was a little nervous making it because I had so many random ingredients. I had some leftover  foods from a catering gig and some other food from my fridge. I wanted to make food for the weekend and I kept thinking what can I do with some of…

Vegan Fried Rice

Cooking with a Wok! I love it. And the more I do it the better I get. It’s really easy actually. Once you get the timing and temperature right you’ll be enjoying plenty of quick and healthy foods in no time! If you’re going to buy a wok be sure and do a little research….