Indian-Spiced Beef aka Kheema Bhurjee

A few years ago, my library began a cooking demonstration program; the director, me, and other staff members acted as cooks/presenters/servers, etc. Each monthly session would last about 90 minutes, with each of us presenting 1-3 recipes. We always had a theme. I actually had this “idea” to use Shakespeare’s plays as theme titles, ie, … Continue reading

Slow-cooker Skirt Steak Tacos

Tacos are one of my favorite things, with grilled fish being my favorite filling and beef coming in at second place. Since a fish taco will never cross the husband’s lips, I usually only make those on the weekend when I’ve time to make something else for him. Beef tacos, however, are one of the … Continue reading

Chicken Roulade with Spinach

So, I’ve been watching FN’s Worst Cooks in America, and a week ago or so, the chefs – Bobby Flay and Anne Burrell – had the recruits prepare roulades. These guys can hardly use knives, and they were asking them to make roulades?!? Anyway, most of them produced adequate roulades, although I had some fear … Continue reading

Faux Fries

So, these look like french fries, yes?  I know!  But, they are celeriac aka celery root!  And, guess what?  They are SO GOOD!  I felt like I was indulging in a big no-no!  The best thing?  No blood sugar spike – none! I had seen pics of these around Pinterest forever, and I kept telling … Continue reading

Chocolate Brownie Mug Cake

I’ve no doubt you’ve seen these everywhere. So have I, especially on Pinterest; there’s even a cookbook dedicated to mug cakes. But, it wasn’t until recently that I actually made one. Is it just me, but do you think the cakes taste overwhelmingly eggy? Could be me – I’m weird about certain tastes. Now, I … Continue reading

Spicy Eggplant

 One of my favorite vegetables is eggplant. I have nine eggplant recipes on here! Today’s post brings the count to 10. So, yeah, a bit of an eggplant obsession. I picked up a few gorgeous eggplants over the weekend, with no real plan on how to prepare them. Since I was off on President’s Day, … Continue reading