What's Cooking: slow-cooked beef stew

While waiting for my morning coffee to brew, I hopped onto youtube. I was still contemplating on going back to bed, when I remembered that I had some vegetables that I needed to do something with. I scoured through my freezer and found some beef cubes. I’ve posted several recipes for stews in the past,…

What's Cooking: homemade barley and vegetable soup

Homemade soups, to me, always taste better when cooked for hours in a slow-cooker. Plus, it fills my condo with such an amazing blend of aromas. My mouth is watering as I’m typing out the ingredients for this recipe. The hardest part for me when it comes to making soup, is the base of the…

What's Cooking: chicken and vegetable casserole

I mentioned the other night that I was going to cook a casserole and would share the results with you. Well, let me tell you that it turned out fabulous. With the temperature reaching close to -40 with the windchill this week – I think it might be time to make another dish like this…

What's Cooking: baked pork chops & vegetables

This is an original recipe that I made for a friend the other night and she loved it. But tonight. I’ve got the meat marinating in the fridge and tonight, I’m going to bake the dish instead of frying – for something different. This is a great dish to make on a cold wintry day….

What's Cooking: lazy night cooking – with dumplings

I wasn’t really in the mood to cook tonight when I got home after a doctor’s appointment. But I had left over vegetables in the fridge and found a package of salami sausage that I forgot I had. That’s what happens when you put things in drawers and forget about them. I threw in some…

What's Cooking: five days of … kale

I’ve been focusing on mostly art and music this last week. I’m still on my fitness challenge and trying desperately to lose weight. I cook almost every day – except for days when I have leftovers from the night before. I’m experimenting more with healthy desserts using frozen fruits as well. I ate kale last…