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Recipe: Sweet and Spicy Goat Cheese Spread

Recipe: Sweet and Spicy Goat Cheese Spread

Recipe: Sweet and Spicy Goat Cheese Spread Easy Party Appetizer, using Jam that you already have in your refrigerator   This is a fun and very easy party appetizer dish that I spun up a couple weeks ago when I had some friends over. The week prior I made Spicy Ojai Pixie Jelly from scratch and use this as the inspiration for ... Read More »

Quick & Easy Recipe: Crusted Goat Cheese with Beets and Tangerines

Recipe Crusted Goat Cheese with Beets platted 3

Recipe: Almond Crusted Goat Cheese with Beets & Tangerines  A quick and easy  recipe for a mid-week gourmet meal     This is a quick and easy recipe for a busy mid-week meal. I made this dish while I was preparing a fish dish and found myself with extra beets and tangerines. A beet and tangerine salad would be delicious, ... Read More »

Recipe – Irish Potato Soup with Kale and Bacon

Irish Potatoe Kale and Bacon Soup 4

Recipe – Rustic Potato Soup with Kale and Bacon A taste of Ireland for Saint Patrick’s Day     While I traveled through Ireland last year I tasted some really amazing soups and stews.   As with many Irish dishes, the potato is an omnipresent ingredient.  You never really appreciate the flexibility of the potato until you tried it 30 ... Read More »

Recipe: Guinness Stew, perfect for a New Year’s Hangover

Guinness Stew Ingredients mise en place

While visiting the Guinness Storehouse in Ireland during my recent trip through Ireland, I discovered Guinness Stew in their  Brewer’s Dinning Hall. After my first spoonful I was in love with the texture and flavors. When I returned home I discovered several cooking methods; this my personal preparation of Guinness Stew based on an combination of several recipes. This recipe is rich in ... Read More »

15 Alternative Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes – Maple Brine to Turducken

Turbacon recipe and photo from Daily Meal

List of 15 Alternative Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes. From Deep Fried turkey to Turducken, Thanksgiving just got a little more exciting with these recipes Read More »