Panko Crusted Tuna

Panko Crusted Tuna from

A couple of weeks ago I was hit, hard, with fall allergies. I apparently wasn’t thinking clearly because upon returning from the store, I put the frozen tuna steaks from Trader Joes in the refrigerator instead of the freezer. Later that day, I realized they’d already defrosted and I had to come up with a recipe – fast! […]

Zucchini Fritters

Zucchini Fritters from

Well, I did it again…. I went to the farmers market hungry and came home with far too much zucchini.   Last time I used the extra zucchini to make Chocolate Zucchini Bread.  Mmmmm. This time I made Zucchini Fritters.   So versatile, they can be served as an appetizer, side or main dish. So […]

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Corned Beef and Cabbage in a slow cooker - from

Since St Patrick’s Day is on a Tuesday, this year,  I thought I’d offer an easy method for preparing the traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage – using a slow cooker.  Put it on before you leave for work (or the pub) and it’ll be almost ready when you get home.  Easy huh!  I think I’ll […]

Moroccan Shepards Pie

Moroccan Shepard's Pie from

I like to take a classic dish and switch up a few ingredients. This time I’m starting with my Shepard’s Pie. I switched the topping to sweet potato and added some Moroccan spices, tomatoes and dates – Voila! This dish is a nice way to introduce some different flavors to your family/guests, by using a familiar base. It’s easy enough for a weekday and exotic enough for company.

Duck Ragu

Duck Ragu from

During the winter I love comfort dishes like soups and stews.  Here’s a Duck ragu that’s comforting and fancy enough for company. What is a ragu?  It’s a meat based sauce that’s generally served with pasta.  One of my friends makes it often and I love it. So, I decided to try and make my own.  I […]

Ginger Steamed Fish

Giner Steamed Fish from

So how many of you have a bamboo steamer?  Maybe in that cabinet over the refrigerator where you keep seldom used kitchen apparatus?  That’s where mine was when I “fished” it out for today’s recipe. ( Ha – I crack myself up!)  I bought it to steam dumplings, but haven’t used it in some time.   Like many […]

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