Tangy Turkey and Swiss Panini

tangy turkey and swiss

Sometimes you just need a good sandwich. The end. But you don't want anything too complicated. The key to this sandwich is making a little flavorful schmear. It makes all the difference between eating a plain turkey and swiss and eating a tangy turkey and swiss. A couple of words of caution and warning. #1 No, you can't just use yellow mustard. It isn't the same. You need to get a coarse ground mustard.  #2 Make sure that onion is grated or minced super finely. You don't want a big … [Read more...]

Roasted Cilantro Lime Cauliflower

roasted cilantro lime cauliflower

Cauliflower might be my favorite vegetable in the whole wide world. I just love it.  I really do. This roasted cilantro lime cauliflower recipes transports cauliflower from something pretty yummy to something you can't stop eating.  And it's way better to eat cauliflower than potato chips. Plus, cauliflower is the weirdest and coolest name for something. Just repeat it a few times and it starts to sound like an alien word. This recipe makes the cauliflower tangy and salty and full of … [Read more...]

Miso Glazed Salmon

miso glazed salmon

Miso glazed salmon is one of my staple "I don't know what to make and I don't have any time" meals. It is easy, quick and oh so tasty. Seriously, it just doesn't seem right that you can make something so good, so quickly. I always have salmon in the freezer. After it is thawed this takes 20 minutes start to finish. My kids love it. It is healthy. I just don't know what else I can say, except. MAKE IT! If you aren't familiar with miso, lemme tell you about it. Miso is a Japanese staple. It … [Read more...]

Red Hot Sugar Cookie Roll Outs


It's almost Valentine's Day.  A day for love, a day for flowers, a day for chocolates. A DAY FOR COOKIES.  Sometimes I get sick of the same old thing over and over and I want something new in the cookie department. I love those little cinnamon hearts candies.  They have them year round, but are more prominently displayed during the Valentine season. I got a great idea to put them in the sugar cookie dough and see what happened. It was a happy experiment. These cookies turned out a … [Read more...]

Tips for Shaping Pizza Dough

tips for shaping pizza dough

Over the Christmas break my daughter took a pizza cooking class. I watched the kids in her class trying to shape their pizza dough. It was a little comical. Try as they might, their dough remained thick. They pulled, they rolled, they stretched, but it didn't matter. All their pizzas came out of the oven with at least 1- inch thick crust shaped like funky amoebas. Yum! The funny thing is, that I've seen lots of adults go through the same gyrations trying to shape dough. I happen to be … [Read more...]