Zucchini Noodles with Quick Turkey Bolognese

Italian, Main

In the mood for some great Italian food, but want to avoid the heavy carbs associated with traditional pasta?  Forgo regular pasta (and most of the carbs) for spiralized zucchini “noodles” in these make-ahead meals. The zoodles quickly turn tender-crisp as the veggie-packed Bolognese warms in the microwave. Pin Print Zucchini Noodles with Quick Turkey Bolognese Course: MainCuisine: ItalianServings 12 […]

Spicy Lemon-Ginger Chicken Soup

Appetizer, Main, Soup

Number one on my list of comfort foods? Chicken soup. And this version wins bonus points for both flavor and ease. Growing up, in the winter, whenever I would come in from a long day of sledding adventures, my mom, “Betty” would turn to chicken soup. Back then, she had a simple but true recipe  Over the years one thing […]

Steamed Mussels in Garlic and Herb Wine Sauce

Appetizer, Main, Seafood

Happy National Mussels Day!!  Yes, November 10th is National Mussels day, and why not, it is one of the top months to grab fresh mussels.   You can quickly pull together a batch of Steamed Mussels in Garlic and Herb Wine Sauce for a simple and fresh seafood dinner that’s on the table in just 12 minutes! With a crusty loaf of […]

Veal Piccata

Italian, Main, Pasta

Veal Piccata is something that you would normally order from an upscale Italian or Mediterranean restaurant.  The great thing about this dish though is that is it actually quick and easy to make at home with relatively little effort.  Like all of the recipes I like to share, do not go cheep on your veal cut though: Go Fresh!  The […]

Authentic Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken, Italian, Main

Chicken Cacciatore is one of the most satisfying, delicious and comforting Italian dishes you can make at home.  My mom made if for us when we were kids, and I remember traveling up to Old North Denver to what is now known as “The Highlands” to eat at Pagliacci’s.  Although they closed after 66 years in 2012, the memory of […]

Deep Fried Clams-New England Style

Appetizer, Main, Seafood

Fried clams are easy and delicious to make at home with or without a deep fryer. The cracker crumb coating is seasoned with herbs and a touch of chipotle chile pepper for a little kick. A great appetizer or entrée. The recipe uses canned whole baby clams, though you can use shucked fresh clams. While this recipe makes enough for two […]

Pan Seared Cod Fish with Tamarind Sauce


Pan Seared Cod Fish with Tamarind Sauce is an easy recipe that gives you a tasty flaky fish with a spicy crust in a tangy sauce. It is low in calories and carbs, high in protein and healthy fats! Pan searing is a classic technique of cooking fish, in which the surface of the fish is cooked at a high […]

Al Pastor Pork Tacos

Main, Mexican, Pork

There are hundreds of different types of Tacos, and Al Pastor style tacos are one of the tops. This refreshing batch of Al Pastor Pork Tacos will have everyone asking for your recipe on your weekly Taco Tuesday. We can’t help but think it’s gotta be the pineapple! Pin Print Al Pastor Pork Tacos Course: MainCuisine: MexicanDifficulty: MediumServings 6-8 servingsPrep […]

“Bear Chested” Baby Back Ribs

BBQ, Main, Pork

Baby Back Ribs are one of the most popular cuts to smoke, and also allows you to try variations for different flavors, and my favorite, is my collaboration of Baby Back Ribs, and 105 West Brewery’s Bear Chested Imperial Stout.    I have always been a Low and Slow smoker when it comes to ribs, and the 3-2-1 method brings it.  […]

Spicy Tonnarelli with Clams

Main, Mediterranean, Pasta

If you are looking for an elegant pasta dish, that is not overly filling, and also does not take hours to prepare, try this one.  This spicy pasta studded with fresh clams is a tantalizing dish that’s also quick and easy to prepare. Pin Print Spicy Tonnarelli with Clams Cuisine: ItalianDifficulty: EasyServings 4 servingsTotal time 25 minutes Ingredients 1/4 cup […]