Category: Impress “foodie” friends

Jamaican Jerk Chicken A Jerk to Love

jamaica

If the grey days are upon you, then take a taste bud trip with this exotic dish. You’ll soon hear the lull of the ocean’s ebb, the faint rythmn of steel drums, and what? oh yessss…rub me with a little…

Heavenly Bacon and Chicken Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

Bacon

A délicieux appetizer that will drive everyone wild!  I’m a wuss when it comes to the heat factor, so I deseed and devein the jalapenos before stuffin’ and wrappin’ them.  But to each his own and if you’re a heat…

Zen Pot Stickers Parcels of Joy

Vancouver's China Town

In Vancouver’s China Town, there was a place, whose name I’ve long forgotten, where I often downed bowls of steaming broth with barbequed duck and pot stickers that were quite simply Zen.  It was a starving art student’s dream!  This…

Mixed Nut Biscotti – A Hard Italian Cookie

Mixed Nuts

I used to partake in a Christmas Cookie Swap.  Most of the cookies were quite nice, but the very best of them all was Steve’s Biscotti.  He inspired my foray into biscotti experimentation.  This type of cookie is traditionally twice…

Love Inspired Pesto

Basil

Sir Thomas Moore once said, “A man taking basil from a woman will love her always.” Well, I believe it goes both ways…man or woman, neither stands a chance. Basil truly does inspire romance! This Northern Italian sauce comes from…

Insanely Simple Shrimp Cakes

Hammock

My man loves crab cakes but OWCH they’re pricey.   Necessity being the mother of invention spurred me on to create this recipe.   Here in Florida, you can get fresh shrimp off the boats for $5 a pound.  If you can’t…

Spicy Nut Covered Breasts Chicken Exotica

Roman Sculpture

With a mortar and pestle, you can pound out those frustrations. Has someone let you down? Let the nuts have it! I serve this chick dish to my girlfriends along with a good bottle or two of Merlot. ½ cup…