Category: Impress “foodie” friends

Lemony Double Mustard Potato Salad

For summer fare, a great potato salad is must-have dish. Paired with a burger or cold chicken and your beloved will be happy happy! I’ve used two varieties of mustard, one for its brightly pleasing color and the other for…

Zesty Fresh Tomato Black Bean Salsa

A mouth pleaser that’s bursting with fresh tomatoes, sweet corn, and savory beans. Use this salsa as a dip for chips, or a topper for tacos, tortillas, baked fish and chicken.  You can dial down or up the heat factor…

Chicken Mushroom and Onion Pot Stickers

Potstickers with Soy and Wine Dipping Sauce

I love pot stickers, love, LOVE, love them.  I love them AMOST as much as I love sushi and sushi makes me moan in a manner unbefitting of a lady.  I swear there lives deep inside my soul an Asian…

An Italian Classic Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Eggplant Parmesan Ingredients

This simple yet tasty dish takes very little time to assemble.  While it’s baking and making the house smell like an Italian Stallion’s dream, beautify yourself.  He’ll know why this house is HIS home.  And darlings…it goes both ways.  Give…

Pasta with Tomato Vodka Cream Sauce

This deceitfully simple sauce is so voluptuous that you’ll want to bury your face in the bowl.  Of course you won’t, but ya’ just might lick it! 1/2 lb. Spaghetti or Fettuccini (for 4 servings) A Splash of Olive Oil…

Fragrant Pho Soup with Beef

Pho Soup

This is my version of a Vietnamese concoction that’s a do-it-yourself feast where diners add their own garnishes to a spicy meat broth.  This soup has a complicated mix of sweet and savory spices that’s beyond invigorating.  It’s a bowlful…

Rich and Robust Minestrone with Roasted Vegetables

Minestrone

Roasting some of the veggies in this soup intensifies their flavor, adding a robust and hearty element.  I haven’t added pasta but you certainly could.  If you want to jazz it up even further, throw in some frozen pre-made meatballs.…

Remoulade Dipping Sauce or Sandwich Spread for Chicken and Seafood

Chicken Wings

Apparently, Remoulade sauce is an American classic.  I’ve eaten it often without ever having thought to make it myself.  With a little experimentation, I’ve created my own version. Lighter than the traditional with the addition of yoghurt, it’s always a party hit, particularly…

Heart Thumpin Alfredo Sauce

Fettuccini Alfredo

If you want a healthy dish, click another… If you want something rich and luxurious on the tongue, you’ve found it! The original version, created at the Via della Scrofa in Rome, doesn’t have cream, it’s all about butter. The…