Veal Piccata is an easy quick dinner. You can certainly use chicken breast or even pork chops if you don’t have or want to eat veal. The best veal to use is top round cutlets they are more tender than leg cutlets.
Another pandemic cooking adventure post. I did not feel like going back to the grocery today for obvious reasons. There are some things about this recipe I would probably change if I had gone to grocery. However I decided to challenge myself and only use what I had on hand. My sister gave me a […]
My Pandemic culinary adventures continue. Digging through the freezer I found one last puff pastry sheet. I also found a box of frozen spinach. I thought I love spanakopita so I dug through the fridge and found some feta cheese. I figured I had everything I needed to mock up spanakopita. I did a little […]
Most of my life I believed grilling a steak was the best way to prepare a steak. However a few years ago I learned to cook steaks in a cast iron skillet and I find myself using this method to make most of my steak dinners. For the sake of this post I will reference […]
I have made beef bourguignon many times it is one of my favorite meals. For several years I adjusted things using the famous Julia Child recipe as the basis. I find that my final version is just as tasty and saves a bit of time. Finally if you have the willpower to make this the […]
Thought I would post another pandemic recipe. I call this the easy version because I had to change my normal recipe to accommodate the local grocery store. Traditional Hot and Sour soup calls for tree fungus, tofu and bamboo shoots I am omitting them in this recipe. My grocery does carry tofu but I really […]
I love Moo Shu Pork and the pancakes you get with it. I decided to make Peking Duck during the Pandemic lock down. To go with it I needed to make these homemade. They were really easy and came out fantastic. They can be made in larger batches and frozen as well.
I love Peking Duck and being shut in during the pandemic I tried to find a restaurant I could order it from. Carry out or get it delivered and found no where in the area was currently serving it. So I decided to try and make it at home. This was one of the most […]
I love scallops but there is huge variation on the scallops you get at grocery stores. 90% of all scallops are frozen the difference is how much Tri Poly Phosphate is added or how much saline marination. The best scallops will be sold as “Dry” and fresh but frozen “dry” scallops are just as good. […]
One of the most successful and influential dishes that helped point me to food was Chicken Cordon Bleu. My mother and I made this as one of our Sunday international dinners “French”. It turns out in that day and age internet did not exist and the dish is likely German or Austrian. There are […]