A personal kitchen diary. I try new recipes and make notes on what works and what doesn't. Sometimes I can things, and sometimes I dry herbs. This is the story of my kitchen.

Main Dish

Dad’s Grilled Salmon

Dad’s Grilled Salmon

I grilled salmon today the way my Dad always made it, and realized I had never blogged about it. Partly because there is no real recipe. Just salmon, butter, garlic, parsley, lemon juice, and a bit of salt and pepper. Start up the grill and […]

Easy Roast Chicken Updated

Easy Roast Chicken Updated

The roast chicken recipe my sister gave to me has been my go-to for years.  It’s easy, it’s fast, it’s reliable, the skin is crispy and the meat is juicy. But tonight I removed the wrapper from my chicken and realized I had picked up […]

Enchilada Style Chili Rellenos

Enchilada Style Chili Rellenos

I had thawed a container of red chili sauce this week, intending to make something else, but never got around to it. I needed to use the thawed sauce though. I remembered that I had a block of Monterey Jack cheese that was getting rather […]

Sausage and Peppers

Sausage and Peppers

Two weekends ago I went to St. Louis to visit my nephew and meet my new great-niece. While I was there I went to the Tower Grove Farmers Market, and while I was THERE I visited the Salume Beddu stand.  I bought four different types […]

Grilled Lemon-Oregano Marinated Porterhouse Cut Pork Chops

Grilled Lemon-Oregano Marinated Porterhouse Cut Pork Chops

I posted this originally back in 2016, but just provided a link to the recipe that I originally used.  But, I’ve been making it regularly since then, and have my own way of doing things, so I decided it was time for a new post. […]

Pizza Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Cap

Pizza Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Cap

I do love a stuffed portobello mushroom.  Yesterday I felt like pizza flavors.  So I did this: Pizza Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Cap 1 3-4 inch portobello mushroom cap 1-2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tsp garlic paste 1-2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 […]

Don’t call it Beef Bourguignon

Don’t call it Beef Bourguignon

A few weeks ago I took a package of stew meat out of the freezer, with no real thought about what exactly I wanted to do with it. But then started thinking that what I really wanted that day was my basic beef stew. I’m […]

Coconut Chicken Curry in the Crockpot

Coconut Chicken Curry in the Crockpot

I came across a recipe on Pinterest billed as Basil Chicken in Coconut Curry Sauce.  I had all the ingredients, have been trying to use my Crockpot more, and love Basil Chicken, so decided to give it a try. While it was delicious, and I […]

Gouda and Caramelized Onion Stuffed Portobellos

Gouda and Caramelized Onion Stuffed Portobellos

Here’s the backstory:  I’m trying to do a lower carb diet, and I got to craving one of my favorite grilled cheese sandwiches—roasted mushrooms, caramelized onions, and Gouda cheese. I wanted the flavors, but not the bread. My first thought was to do caramelized onions […]

Marinated Tuna Steak

Marinated Tuna Steak

Tuna looked good at the fish counter the other night, and I hadn’t made this for awhile, so I picked up two.  The recipe calls for fresh parsley, and fresh oregano, but I had none and dried worked fine.  I was also putting together the […]