Author: Martin

Shepherds Pie

So here is a great comfort food recipe. It doesn’t take very long to make and the result will have them raving about the result. I based this recipe on one that I saw on All Recipes. I made quite a few modifications to the…

Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken

Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken

I needed something for dinner that didn’t require a lot of attention so I went looking for a Slow Cooker recipe. I came across this and I fell in love. It sounded so good and I wasn’t disappointed. This is so easy to make you…

Meat Balls

Meat Balls

Here’s a recipe that will make you a hit at your next party. These meatballs are tasty and not that hard to make. I made them for a family gathering and they were a huge hit. I was disappointed there weren’t any left overs. The…

Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup

I really love this recipe. I’m not a huge soup fan but when I got my Instant Pot (gift from my wife) I wanted to try something that was easy. Don’t wait for a cold day to make this. It will warm the cockles of…

Honey Sesame Chicken

Honey Sesame Chicken

This was ridiculously easy to make and took no time at all. Here a couple of things you should look out for. Use only real honey. I know this may sound funny. Is there fake honey? Yes there is. Check out my post on telling…

Corks

Corks

So the other day I wanted to pick up a bottle of wine to have with my salmon. I settled on a French Sauvignon Blanc from the Rothschild vineyard. Now this wasn’t a horrendously expensive but it wasn’t grape juice either. Let’s just say it…

Chicken Lombardy

Chicken Lombardy

I was in a mushroom mood the other night so I started playing. I love mushrooms. I like this recipe, it’s simple. It’s also a starting point. Don’t get me wrong, it’s very tasty as is but my enjoyment in cooking is in experimenting. Take…

Beef and Tomato Macaroni Soup

Beef and Tomato Macaroni Soup

When was the last time you woke up, looked out your window and it’s gloomy, rainy and you just want to pull the covers over your head and stay in bed. Well here is a dish that is a totally feel good kind of meal.…

Baked Salmon

Baked Salmon

There are times when you do something and it meets every expectation you had in your mind. You start by thinking about what to have for dinner. Today I thought, I will have salmon. Well that’s where it started. I have a favorite way to…

Marinades Do’s and Don’ts

Marinades Do’s and Don’ts

What is a marinade? By definition it is a sauce, typically made of oil, vinegar, spices, and herbs, in which meat, fish, or other food is soaked before cooking in order to flavor or soften it. Make sure your marinade includes an acidic component to…