Caprese Dutch Baby Pancake

In the summertime so many fresh vegetables are in season, especially tomatoes and fresh basil. I enjoy a great caprese salad or appetizer on a hot day. I make a killer dutch baby pancake. They are actually one of my most favorite things to make in a cast iron skillet. I combined the best of…

Persian Frittata – Kuku Sabzi

I first tried this dish at a local restaurant in my home city of Schenectady, NY called Persian Bite. Upon first bite I fell in love with it. I decided to make it with my own twist. This dish is savory, aromatic, flavorful and very healthy. Kuku Sabzi is similar to a frittata but its…

Cajun Honey Garlic Shrimp

If you enjoy shrimp thats full of bright flavors and savory, then you will love this simple recipe. This Cajun Honey Garlic Shrimp doesn’t take long to make and it comes out wonderful using a cast iron skillet. Feel free to also use the marinade for grilled shrimp as well. As always these recipes come…

Spicy Lemon Basil Chicken

My thoughtful neighbor gifted me a bunch of fresh basil from his home garden. I was super thankful and immediately starting thinking of great ways to use it. I was craving Chinese food and I thought why not make a lemon chicken dish with the addition of fresh basil. I took the elements of Chinese…

Tim’s Oven Roasted Potatoes

Oven roasted potatoes don’t take that much time at all, make the house smell great and taste fantastic.  These potatoes are seasoned just right with a little heat. They go great with roasted chicken, grilled steak and more. Print Recipe Tim’s Oven Roasted Potatoes Seasoned oven roasted potatoes. Servings People Ingredients 4 large russet potatoes1/4…

Summer Steak Sliders

These super easy steak sliders will be a hit for you and guests.  They take about 15 mins to make. These are like steak subs but scaled down.  Instead of hoagie rolls, I used hot dog rolls. All one needs is fresh sandwich steak, melty Velveeta Cheese and a few ingredients and you’ll have these…

Bourbon Peach Cobbler Belgian Waffles

I really enjoy Belgian Waffles made from scratch. I also have a thing for peach cobbler.  I combined the two in this wonderful recipe and added a special kick with pure Kentucky Bourbon. I promise that this treat will leave you and guests craving for more.  This recipe is versatile and perfect for just any…

Lobster Roll with Coleslaw and Avocado

One of many foods that scream warm weather is the beloved lobster roll. The key is to keep the flavors simple yet vibrant. The lobster is the star so one shouldn’t overpower it with many additional flavors. I’ve added little things like fresh lemon juice and a dash of Old Bay Seasoning. The coleslaw and…

Crunchy Nacho Grilled Cheese with Chorizo

What happens when one incorporates chorizo, nacho cheese tortillas, queso, jalapeños and cheddar? A double decker grilled cheese sandwich that was inspired by the Southwest but produced in the Northeast.  If one enjoys a good quesadilla, one will fall in love with this grilled cheese masterpiece.  Serve with sour cream and warm salsa for a…