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

Crockpot Shrimp from Fit Slow Cooker Queen

Crockpot Shrimp from Fit Slow Cooker Queen

As a friend of mine commented when she saw my post about cooking shrimp in the slow cooker, “shrimp in a crockpot? Shrimp takes four minutes! “ I know, I know.  But, I was looking at slow cooker recipes and came across this one. Then […]

Poached Halibut in Thai Coconut Curry Broth

Poached Halibut in Thai Coconut Curry Broth

Halibut was on sale and I wanted to do something different from what I usually do. So I texted my brother in Alaska and he sent me to Alaska From Scratch site and this recipe. It’s a favorite at their house, and now it will […]

Sort of a mini Italian meat loaf?

Sort of a mini Italian meat loaf?

I wish I had a clever name for this. However, I will say that it is simply delicious.  Maybe I’ll come up with something later and edit the post. I wanted a protein to go with some roasted tomatoes and mushrooms I was making. And […]

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 […]