Salmon Hash

This dish represents a couple attributes that I love in a meal: one pot cooking and using up leftovers. I’m giddy when I’m going through my fridge and finding half a shallot that will work perfectly and may have otherwise gone to waste…that’s why I love all types of hash…even for dinner! Plus, it’s darn tasty.   Salmon Hash I didn’t have to make a trip to the store for this dish. You can make hash...

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Bon-Fire Dinner and a Movie

We're enjoying a beautiful end of summer in Seattle this year and we decided to celebrate with having some friends join us for dinner. It all began the night before at our fire pit when the cave-men husbands were talking about how cool it would be to cook dinner over the fire.  We agreed to bring dishes to cook on the open flame at our house the next evening at 7:00.    My husband and I decided to roast shrimp over the fire...

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Spicy Red Beans and Rice

We smoked a ham on our Big Green Egg to compliment the family's turkey this Thanksgiving which means we have the benefit of the ham bone and leftovers!  Typically I like to make a white bean soup but I decided to try something that would be extra pleasing to my hubby and perfect for watching football:  Red Beans and Rice. I used this recipe for Red Beans and Rice on Epicurious for a base.  Here are...

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Pork Pot Pie…from leftovers!

I made this recipe with left-overs from my fridge: two left over pork chops (loin rib roast that were roasted w/rosemary and garlic earlier) roasted left over potatoes and fennel (from the rib roast mentioned above) half a honeycrisp apple green onions fresh rosemary butter Wondra half and half chicken broth frozen peas parmesean Heat oven to 375. I did have to buy a few ingredients. I started with a small package of pancetta and fried it...

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Cataplana Clams and Mussels with Chorizo

Another treat from The Spanish Table in Seattle was a cataplana–a big copper dome pan that locks shut to steam the contents.  I can't wait to try it out tonight…I've reviewed several recipes and this is what I've come up with. 8 oz of sliced hard chorizo (about 1/4 inch thick like coins) 1 1/4 inch slice of Serrano ham.  (I meant to buy a little more at Metropolitan Market, but…I didn't realize how...

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 Not "really" a recipe…this is just what I "assembled" to go with our Washington Merlot virtual wine tasting on Twitter last night. Metropolitan Market's mini-hamburger buns, or you can use small dinner rolls. Fry pancetta or bacon in a non-stick pans.  I used sliced pancetta. In a separate pan, saute sweet onions in a pan with olive oil until soft and golden. I used Kobe beef but any...

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Jambalaya Stuffed Bell Peppers on the Big Green Egg

I've always wanted to try this… stuff a bell pepper full of left over Jambalaya… why not smoke it on the Big Green Egg and go all the way! This is an experiment…I'm writing the post as I'm making dinner.   Not everyone in my house is a fan of stuffed peppers so I'm making jambalaya for them and stuffing peppers with the extra.   Metropolitan Market has had red and yellow bell peppers on...

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Jambalaya Risotto

This recipe is an experiment because I just discovered that I'm out of my plain old white rice and I'm planning on making jambalaya tonight.  If I've published this recipe, that means it didn't turn out so bad! chicken thighs (3 or 4) Emeril's Essence or other creole seasoning 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 pound chopped tasso 1/2 pound sliced andoullie sausage 1 cup sweet onion – chopped 1 cup celery –...

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Quick and Easy Meatball Soup

I've found this to be a great weeknight dish for when dinner time is sneaking up on me and I don't have time (or want to) go to the grocery store.   Don't tell anyone, but I actually use frozen Italian meatballs from Costco!  The kids like it and I'm able to make substitutions to the recipe when needed…and did I forget to mention it's pretty tasty? Here's how I made last night's version...

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