Peppers Stuffed with Curried Beef

I am overly fond of martabak, a savory, meat-stuffed pancake that one of our nearby Thai restaurants has on the appetizer menu.  It is meaty and a little spicy, with curry, minced onions, and garlic… and wholly addictive.  I’m not sure where this treat originates – according to Wikipedia it can be commonly found in… Continue reading Peppers Stuffed with Curried Beef

Gluten-free Carrot Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

We had a JAWS (Blu-Ray) viewing party over the weekend, so I made these tiny carrot cakes.  I can’t think of a thing to tie these events together, so I guess I fail at theme parties. Incredible taste aside, my favorite thing about carrot cake is the interesting texture.  The recipe is so forgiving, you… Continue reading Gluten-free Carrot Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Sunny Summer Squash Casserole

Summer is finally starting to wind down, and thank goodness for that! I have to apologize for neglecting the blog for so long. For the most part, cooking this summer has been mostly repeats of favorites, coupled with a lack of enthusiasm for standing in a hot kitchen. Even grilling has gone by the wayside,… Continue reading Sunny Summer Squash Casserole

Fudgy Chipotle Brownies (Grain-free, Gluten-free)

Most nights, we treat ourselves to a small square of dark chocolate for dessert.  It is not too guilty of  a pleasure, since dark chocolate is packed with cell-protecting antioxidants, known to reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer.  Of course, that is  exactly what I’m thinking about as I savor my portion and… Continue reading Fudgy Chipotle Brownies (Grain-free, Gluten-free)

Eggs Caprese

Recipe from Fab Housewife Eggs with basil, mozzarella, and fresh tomatoes….I’m in! This classic recipe, from Fab Housewife, was perfect for our vacation. It met all my qualifications – which basically included being easy to make with little preparation, while allowing me to use these cute Le Creuset ramekins. The recipe was so pure and… Continue reading Eggs Caprese

Mushroom and Goat Cheese Gratin

If you’re following along, earlier this week I ventured out to the Dekalb Farmer’s Market and brought home a few bags of inspiration for the blog.  Our second meal resulting from that haul was grilled veal rib chops with this savory mushroom and goat cheese gratin.  Although the veal chops were delicious, the mushroom gratin… Continue reading Mushroom and Goat Cheese Gratin

Latin Lasagna with Beef and Plantains

A good casserole is one of the best comfort foods.  You just can’t beat a one-dish meal for convenience – just pop it in the oven and relax – or for the great way the ingredients play off each other.  This Latin-style lasagna is both sweet and savory, with cumin-spiced ground beef, layers of plantains,… Continue reading Latin Lasagna with Beef and Plantains

Oven Barbequed Chicken

…and a product review for Bone Suckin’ Sauce! I love bbq chicken on the grill – especially the bits of crispy skin with sauce, blackened with caramelized sugar from the flames.  However some days grilling outdoors just isn’t going to happen, for instance when the cold winter wind is blowing rain.  Brrr!  Thankfully,  pretty-fine barbeque… Continue reading Oven Barbequed Chicken

Smoked Turkey Enchiladas with Cranberry Salsa

Leftover turkey.  I love it for the first couple of days, then…what to do with it?  This recipe for turkey enchiladas is my new favorite way to transform that leftover turkey into something that doesn’t seem like a leftover! Our turkey happened to be smoked, but you could use any cooked turkey or chicken for… Continue reading Smoked Turkey Enchiladas with Cranberry Salsa

Baked Flounder with Lemon-Pepper Seasoning

I grew up eating a lot of flounder – – fried.  Served with fried shrimp and fried hushpuppies.  (If you don’t know hushpuppies, you surely haven’t eaten at a fish shack or BBQ joint in North Carolina.  I love hushpuppies – and I hope I can figure out some gluten-free way way of making them… Continue reading Baked Flounder with Lemon-Pepper Seasoning

Apple Pecan Torte (grain free)

“An Old-Fashioned Dessert from Southern New Mexico” (source unknown) One day I received via the USPS a plain envelope with only a recipe card tucked inside – for Apple Pecan Torte.  It came from our dear, sweet friend Malcolm….and he is indeed sweet, through and through.  This man also possesses the biggest sweet tooth known… Continue reading Apple Pecan Torte (grain free)

3-Cheese Crackers (grain-free)

Who doesn’t love snacking on cheesy crackers?  It’s hard to stop eating these!  I used a combination of cheddar, jack, and Parmesan cheeses, but I think you could substitute other cheeses as well for a different taste.  Adding a little cayenne pepper gives them a little kick, and a sprinkle of coarse sea salt on… Continue reading 3-Cheese Crackers (grain-free)