Simple Meat Sauce

Growing up in the 1970’s meat sauce on spaghetti was common place. I can remember having it at all of my friends houses when I was invited for dinner. Now I am referring to what I call American meat sauce because it is vastly different from Bolognese. Bolognese is a meat base sauce with little…

Philly Cheesesteak

For much of my life I have been near the Philadelphia area. I was born about 30 minutes west of Philly, when I was very young my family had moved to western Pennsylvania but my grandparents still lived around the Philly area. In high school I lived in Wilmington Delaware (again about 30 minutes from…

David Venable’s Comfort Food Shortcuts Salisbury Steak

A few weeks ago I finally received my copy of the newest cookbook from QVC’s resident foodie David Venable, Comfort Food Shortcuts. I don’t know about you but when I get a new cookbook I first flip through it to see the photos and some of the recipe names, then I actually read it cover…

Pressure Cooker Corn on the Cob

One of the best foods is crisp sweet buttery corn on the cob. I have boiled the corn grilled it in the husks, and steamed the corn. I recently discovered a new way to prepare corn on the cob, in the pressure cooker. To be honest I just started with my pressure cooker. The are…

FRENCH FRIED CHICKEN, CHICKEN PAILLARD

This is a recipe that is my take on one I found from Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, Chicken Paillard or as we call it French Fried Chicken. Paillard is an older french term referring to a quick-cooking, thinly sliced or pounded piece of meat similar to German Schnitzel. I like to use skin on chicken…

Steamed Bun Sliders

I know that I may be a little late to the party when in comes to the whole slider fad, but I don’t think of food as something that should only be enjoyed when it is popular.  If you think about the whole fad of sliders of the last couple of years is cyclical any…

Cinnamon Sugar Donut French Toast

I absolutely love french toast.  I think it is one of the best breakfast foods ever. Every time I see a new french toast recipe I always like to try it. I like to use slightly stale bread for most of the french toast recipes I make. I was checking through my pinterest feed the…

Oven Fries

It is no surprise that we love fried potatoes in our house. We are trying to cut down on the deep-frying, hence the use of our air fryer. So I wanted to come up with a way we could have fries that would be equally good in the air fryer or the oven. I was…