let's break bread

around the table, on a picnic bench, camping, tailgating, on the beach, hiking or whatever, breaking bread should be memorable.

coal miner's dinner

coal miner’s dinner

Coal miners. Hard working. Sacrificing. A job that is thankless. A job that is exceptionally dangerous. Yes, I grew up in West Virginia. The heart of bituminous coal mining. Back in the 1950s and 1960s, I remember well the river in our little town be... Read More...
bosnian pot

bosnian pot

Earthy. Hearty. Filling. Rustic. Those are just a few adjectives that describe this Bosnian Pot. Add to that flexible and easy, and you know you want this on your dinner table now! Actually called Bosanski Lonac, this Eastern European culinary spe... Read More...
coq au vin

coq au vin

My husband's from western North Carolina. The place where Holly Farms, the chicken company started, and that baby bird company grew into what is now Tyson. He's eaten a lot of chicken in his decades of life. And, that chicken's been prepared in a var... Read More...
dill pickle chicken

dill pickle chicken

I'm always looking for new ways to do chicken. And, this dill pickle chicken is yet another winner. Simple. Tasty. And, with that dill pickle twist! Another unique part of this recipe is the scoring of the chicken breast. It lets those pickle juices ... Read More...

~spicy chicken bokchoy arugula soup~

Most of what I cook is sparked by what I see in my refrigerator, pantry or what's sitting on my kitchen counter. Yes, I'm very 'organic' and 'random'...I suppose that's part of my Boho spirit...I go with what moves my soul depending upon the day, the weather, the mood, the vibes that I'm getting from how my day's going. It's great to be like that because, you're always on an adventure! Now you may ask, how do I have the ingredients?

salmon confit & corn medley

And you thought pre-packaged refrigerated canned biscuits were just canned biscuits? Au contraire, these nifty convenience items can be fashioned into a lot of other cool things, and whomever's eating the dish will probably never know you started with canned biscuits! That's the fun part of cooking~~it's like artistry~~the ingredients can create a new canvas. So become a biscuit sculptor in your own kitchen...come up with fun new ways to design and use them...that's what makes being a chef an artist!