Cornmeal Pancakes (aka Hoecakes, aka Johnny Cakes)

  In my previous recipe for Chocolate Cake with Marshmallow Icing (Chocolate Cake with Marshmallow Icing) I used some buttermilk.  Then I was stuck with the problem of what to do with the leftover.  When I was doing my inventory in preparation for the shelter in place I found some cornmeal in the pantry that…

Chocolate Cake with Marshmallow Icing

So tonight we are having a big celebration for my sister in laws birthday and I made the cake. The recipe comes courtesy of my mother-in-law. It is a chocolate cake with a unique type of icing I had no come across. It was essentially a meringue with marshmallow added to it. The icing came…

Moroccan Beef Stew w/ Pearl Couscous and Squash Medley

It was 100 degrees here yesterday so it certainly doesn’t feel like stew season!  Fortunately, this meal is rather light and can lend itself to late summer or early fall eating. There are 3 elements at play and I will go through them all….first up the easiest part, the vegetable Squash Medley – serves 2…

Fuji Apple & Pineapple Cole Slaw

Pictured above I have some BBQ pulled pork I served up at a day of wine tasting at one of my favorite local wineries, Heller Winery. While I don;t want to give away the secret recipe behind my BBQ I am willing to part with how I made the accompanying coleslaw which got a lot…

Honey Garlic Green Beans

I am always looking for ways to jazz up vegetables.  They can get rather repetitive, especially as the summer months give way to fall and the selection of quality veggies dries up.  Typically in my house green beans get cooked with bacon because of course why wouldn’t we?  My wife was at first disappointed there…

Honey and Fig Balsamic Chicken

I have to give a big shout out to Whalebone Vineyards in Paso Robles, CA for making this dish as delicious as it was!  I tweaked a similar recipe my wife found on Pinterest that used regular balsamic vinegar.  Gotta love good ol Pinterest *cue eye roll emoji*.  I am enjoying using some interesting vinegars…

T’s Mesquite Rotisserie – Review

My wife and I, along with her cousins, got lunch from this restaurant while we were up in Incline Village this past weekend. We had seen this spot on our way in 2 days before and gave it a shot.  Firstly, it is a Mexican joint featuring a lot of tacos and burritos.  the name…

Chicken Waldorf Salad

A traditional Waldorf salad is a fruit salad made of grapes, apples, celery and walnuts.  Where I work we are not allowed to use nuts due to allergy concerns so I have left that out but noted how to add them if you so desire.  I also added chicken to give some more body and…