Parmesan-Crusted Asparagus Recipe

 How do you make your family beg for asparagus? Simply bake up these Parmesan-Crusted Asparagus, green stalks coated in a cheesy breadcrumb mixture and baked to a golden crisp....more

Asian Stir-Fried Brinjals

A brinjal is a type of plant in many disguises, simply because it can also be called an eggplant (English/American), an aubergine (European), a melongene or a guinea squash. Asians usually identify them as brinjals, which in turn usually refers to the longer, slimmer breed....more

Smooth operator

I have a confession to make…every time I make a smoothie, that old 80s song, 'Smooth Operator,' pops into my head....more

Bell pepper tacos

These bell pepper tacos are so quick and easy to make. I was inspired by a recipe I saw for bell pepper nachoes? What recipes have you seen or used that subsitute something in a common recipe?...more

Brussels Sprout Casserole

Easy, light flavorful side dish; Brussels spouts blanketed with a bechamel-like creamcheese sauce, and baked untill golden brown on top.

Greek Baked Chopped

KC The Kitchen ChopperMy neighbor and client is Greek. I picked his brain for sauce and grain ideas. Then I took a portion over to his house to get some feedback. Being a foodie and steak lover I wasn't sure what comments I'd get.  Happy to say I recived an overwhelming thumbs up and an empty plate in return!  He told me not to change the recipe at all. He did think it would be a great idea to pass extra Feta around for those who want more of that tangy flavor.  (Baking mellows the Feta).  Hence the Zing Factor at the very end of the recipe!...more

Tomato and Mozzarella Bruschetta

I love the abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables that can be found in the grocery store or at a farmer's market in the summertime. Everything just tastes sweeter and fresher than it does throughout the rest of the year. ...more

Thai Minced Pork With Holy Basil

Pad Gao-Prao Muu, or Thai minced pork with holy basil, is a uniquely Thai roadside dish commonly served with plain white rice and a sunny-side-up. What makes this dish unique is the holy basil – a variant of basil that cannot be found in any other supermarkets than Thai specialty stores. This renders the cooking of the dish a challenge; otherwise, it makes for a really lovely dish to prepare after a busy day at work....more

Grilled Stuffed Tomatoes