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Sweet and Spicy BBQ Salmon

Sweet and Spicy BBQ Salmon

One of my favorite foods is fish – any type of fish, shellfish, or seafood really. I had this thing, that when I visited my mom in Tampa, Florida I would try to eat it at every meal. This wasn’t difficult as I usually didn’t Continue Reading

Hummingbird Cake

Hummingbird Cake

No birds were harmed in the making of this cake! Despite the name, there are no birds included in the recipe. Instead, the name is thought to come from the fact that the cake is sweet enough to attract hummingbirds seeking nectar. This dessert recipe Continue Reading

Pine Nut Couscous

Pine Nut Couscous

Pine Nut Couscous

A perfect pairing with my Lamb Kebabs and Mint-Parsley Yogurt sauce.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts, a generous palm full

  • 2 cups chicken stock

  • 1 lemon, zest and 1 tablespoon of juice

  • 2 cups couscous

Directions

  • Add butter and pine nuts to a medium low pan, toast in saucepan for 8-10 minutes until nuts are golden brown.
  • Add 2 cups stock and bring to a boil.
  • Remove pan from heat, season with salt and pepper. Add zest and juice from lemon.
  • Add couscous, stir once and cover pan.
  • Let stand 5 minutes.
  • Fluff with a fork.
Lamb Kebabs with Mint-Parsley Yogurt Sauce

Lamb Kebabs with Mint-Parsley Yogurt Sauce

This was my first attempt at lamb and until I made this, I wasn’t sure I even liked lamb. Now that I am, I’m scouring my cookbooks for more lamb recipes that combine these types of flavors.The spices and yogurt sauce are what make this Continue Reading

Popovers 2.0

Popovers 2.0

Admittedly, baked goods have called me since early on. Once I was taught how to use the stove, my family enjoyed waking up to fresh popovers on Saturday morning. It was a simple recipe found in a Junior Cookbook, yet held all the magic of Continue Reading