Smokey Bourbon Spice Rub

Smokey Bourbon Spice Rub

Living in the South, it is easy to become addicted to BBQ! If you’ve never driven through Kentucky, you definitely need to.  The Kentucky Bourbon Trail offers distilleries galore.  Ok, of the numerous ones to choose from, we actually have only stopped at Jim Beam, but the treasures we collected in the general store have […]

Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Lime Slaw

Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Lime Slaw

 Growing up in the Southwest gave me a love for spicy goodness, so Friday when I opened the refrigerator to a head of cabbage and some shrimp…BAM!  I thought tacos (for some reason).  It was probably also slightly inspired by the fact that I keep soft flour tortillas in the pantry as a very important […]

The Kitchen Klinic Chronicles: Part 1

The Kitchen Klinic Chronicles: Part 1

Have you ever read some of your Grandmother’s Cookbooks?  They can be extremely entertaining!!  My mom recently gave me a book called “The Kitchen Klinic” Completed by The Women’s Club of St. Vincent Charity Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio 1936. Gosh, people…some of it is rather comical, but I have a great appreciation for how Homemakers use to […]

German Bierocks

German Bierocks

This recipe for German Hamburgers or “Bierocks” came to me from my Great Grandmother Hans (who also gave me Homemade Noodles!)  All my life I thought my mom was saying “Beer Rocks”, how funny!  Basically, if you make homemade dough, this is not a dish to do when you are in a hurry, but for the purpose […]



There are many ways to make Souvlaki, which is basically meat on a skewer.  As we made our way around the country of Greece, sampling every single possible type, we discovered it is always delish!  I was reminded the other day, by my Souvlaki-loving husband that the great thing about cuisine in Greece (and I am sure other Mediterranean countries) is the […]

Texas Taco Turkey Chili

Texas Taco Turkey Chili

  Growing up in the West (Colorado and Arizona) I just love smoky southwest flavors and various Chili recipes … This recipe is super quick and would be good with leftover roasted or smoked turkey too!   Ingredients: 1 Chopped Onion 2-3 Cloves Garlic (minced) 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil 1.5 lbs. Ground Turkey 1 Can Hominy (drained and rinsed) […]

The Pearly Pork and The Leeky Quinoa

The Pearly Pork and The Leeky Quinoa

It all began with a beer.  That is how it all happened.  The beer met the Pork Roast and then I felt like they should get a yummy group of flavors going and the next thing you know, we had one outrageous combination on our table.   I had some purple and white pearl onions loosely rolling around in the […]

Stuffed Tomatoes

Stuffed Tomatoes

A few days into our month long stay at Bungalows Ingrid,  she completely surprised us with her authentic Stuffed Tomatoes which Jorgos delivered to our bungalow door on a rustic platter!  This was the first time we had the dish and we were so excited as we gathered around the patio table,  where the four of us completely […]

Market to Table and The Wrapper

Market to Table and The Wrapper

Now that we just ate all the “comfort foods” we can possibly eat, I am beginning 2014 with an important goal…  I created this site to be a wonderful place for everyone to find ideas; Ideas for flavors, Ideas for exploring new places and Ideas for turning junk into treasure!  So, beginning today you will […]

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