Thai style spring rolls

Have you ever wanted to recreate a recipe from your childhood? One that reminded you of so many great moments? One that you always knew was special so it was only made for those very special occasions? Well, for me that memory is invoked by Thai style fried spring rolls, but I call them egg…

Tomato jam

Have you ever looked at a recipe and thought for a moment that you would try to make it, but then it ended up going into an entirely different direction? That is how I came up with this version of my tomato jam. It is delicious and simple. A wonderful neighbor of mine gave me…

Lebanese rice with vermicelli

Have you ever been to a restaurant and eaten something that you wished you could make at home?  Then once you realized how simple it was to make at home, you made it even better than when you had it at the restaurant? That is this recipe for me and my family.  This Lebanese rice…

Thai baked cod

Have you ever found a sauce you absolutely love and want to try to adapt or recreate so you can use it one anything and everything?  That is my inspiration for this Thai version of baked cod.  I have tried baking cod in a number of ways so my son will eat it but this…

Thai baked sriracha chicken

Have you ever made a dish that you threw together? And it ended up being one of the best things you ate in a long time? Then, the next time you tried to replicate it, you bombed so you were intimidated to try it again?  This was that dish for me! Years ago I threw…

Creamy peach popsicles

Vacation is over; time to get back to reality.  Summertime in our house is meant for refreshing ice creams, popsicles, and tasty desserts.  This recipe is a combination of two of my favorite things: homemade ice cream and fresh summer fruit. When I can find the freshest, sweetest peaches this recipe is addictive.  The natural…

Homemade vanilla ice cream

It’s summertime! So I scream, you scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM!! And in my house that means fun foods such as homemade ice creams and popsicles get made on a somewhat regular basis.  Although this process requires special equipment, such as your favorite ice cream maker, a quart sized freezer safe storage container,…

Food storage: what’s your preference?

Contain yourself!  Leftovers, open items that need to be refrigerated, bulk spices…all of these and more should be placed in containers for storage.  The options for contains is so broad. Do you store your items in its original container from the store? Do you use paper, plastic, or glass? What is your preference?  Glass: Personally,…

Thai style omelette

Was there a meal from your childhood that seemed to be your parents’ “go to” meal? One that could be made if they did not have time to go to the store or could be made with ingredients already in the kitchen? This is one of those types of dishes. My mom always called it…