This is a “work in progress” recipe meaning that it is something I’ve researched and during at least one attempt at making it found promise as something to make on a more regular basis. I like this recipe as while the initial assembly of the dumplings can take a long time, a double batch can […]
I have always enjoyed cooking, but I did not really start to take a keen interest into it until I became a single father of two young children who needed daily sustenance, preferably of a nutritious type. My repertoire and understanding of techniques started expanding as I consumed various cooking content in order to increase the variety of meals and ingredients used. Over time, my interest in cooking, the science behind it, the tools and techniques used, and the ingredients expanded and continues to grow. For more food content, please visit the Pictures / Videos link in the top menu and select the Food section.
That said, while I have consumed countless hours of cooking content over the years from professional chefs to home cooks, this section is not meant to be any sort of authoritative source on cooking. Instead, it is a collection of things that have made an impact to my cooking journey that I want to save for my own memory, or in case my kids or others want to understand how I prepared something. If something here sparks an interest in you to try or further research a recipe, technique, tool, or idea, then that is, as they say, just icing on the cake.
This is a nice comfort food that can be frozen and reheated in a microwave. However, I usually eat it a few days in a row without freezing. Different vegetables may be added based on what you need to use. The ingredient list is a bit long, but except for the ground lamb they are
This is a versatile and easy-to-make soup. This recipe is how I usually make it as a side dish, but other things could be added such as mushrooms, softened vegetables, spinach or kale, thin slices of cooked pork, chunks of cooked chicken, and more. The dashi (the broth that is made after straining but before
This meal comes together quickly, although if serving with rice then extra time may be needed. The ingredients may also be prepared in advance, including adding the chicken to the marinade, and stored in the refrigerator for a few hours until ready to cook. I like some spice heat in my food and this recipe
This is a hearty and versatile tomato and egg dish which is great for chilly mornings when you are not in a rush. The tomato base can be modified in many ways to get the flavors you want or to use up produce. While this recipe uses spinach, olives, and feta cheese, those are optional
For my daughter’s graduation party, I wanted something that could serve a lot of people over the course of an afternoon and evening with little time and attention needed. A couple large pork shoulders (called pork butts) cooked in a pellet grill seemed like a great solution. Most of the preparation could take place the
This is a quick and easy way to make split-pea soup assuming that you have a pressure cooker. This soup freezes well and is able to be tailored to your tastes and consistency by adding different things. As it cools and perhaps rests in the refrigerator, more of the liquid will be absorbed and it
This is a quick and fairly simple way to make something with the flavors of an Indian curry. I have tried it with the meat from the legs and thighs of a whole chicken as well as with the breast meat. My preference is to use breast meat, but either are great. Using dark meat
This comes together very quickly and can be adjusted to your tastes and what you have in the house. Have celery and like a little crunch? Then add about 1T of finely diced celery to the mix. Don’t like tomatoes? Then just leave them out. You could also add grated parmesan, parsley, different types of
This is a simple, vegetarian chili recipe that can be customized to your tastes or what you have available. It freezes well and can be reheated in the microwave. Different vegetables and beans may be used, and cheese or sour cream make great toppings. Fresh beans may be used, but canned are easier and the