Taco Lime Grilled Shrimp

The taco lime grilled shrimp from the creamy avocado zucchini noodle pasta with taco lime grilled shrimp was so good that I just had to break it out into it's own recipe! I mean it's so nice and easy to make and oh so finger licking good! You can use it is a ton of different recipes from tacos, to quesadillas, to pastas, etc ....more

Creamy Avocado Zucchini Noodle Pasta with Taco Lime Grilled Shrimp

Up first for this years menu of new recipes for Cinco de Mayo is a light, healthy and oh so tasty creamy avocado zucchini noodle pasta with taco lime grilled shrimp. This dish starts with a creamy avocado sauce with roasted tomatillos and a touch of spicy heat from a jalapeno chili pepper. Up next is the star of the show, some simple, finger licking good, taco lime grilled shrimp! ...more

Huevos Rancheros

Huevos rancheros, or ranch style eggs, are a great way to use up leftover tortillas, refried beans and salsa, or as the case is more often for me, the perfect excuse to make some. Huevos rancheros typically consist of crispy fried tortillas topped with refried beans, salsa ranchera and a nice fried egg with a runny egg yolk! If you are using all homemade ingredients then huevos rancheros are a pretty healthy breakfast in addition to being tasty, fulfilling and easy to make! ...more

Salsa Ranchera

Cinco de Mayo is quickly approaching and I have been thinking about recipes for it starting with this classic one for a salsa ranchera. Salsa ranchera, or ranch style salsa, is a salsa that is made with a base of roasted tomatoes and chilies that is typically served warm and it has a thick soup like consistency. Of course this recipe is best when made with perfectly ripened field tomatoes but for the rest of the year canned tomatoes, especially fire roasted canned tomatoes, work just as well! ...more

Thai Peanut Chicken Avocado Burritos

After teasing you a while ago with photos of these tasty Thai style peanut chicken and avocado burritos on Instagram, I finally bring you the recipe and it was well worth the wait! (I often post previews of upcoming recipes on Instagram so follow Closet Cooking on Instagram to see what's coming!) These burritos were inspired by the thai peanut chicken saute that I made recently and I could not help but think that succulent chicken would be simply divine in grilled burritos along with cool and creamy avocados and of course the tasty spicy Thai peanut sauce not to mention plenty of ooey gooey melted cheese! Oh my! ...more

Avgolemono Soup (aka Greek Lemon Chicken Soup)

I can't believe that we just had snow a few days ago when we are well into April! Well, that means that it's time for some soup and a bright, longing for spring, soup, an avgolemono soup! Avgolemono soup is a Greek style lemon chicken soup with rice that is thickened with eggs ....more

Easy Hommade Chicken Stock

Making soup tonight? This time how about using a chicken stock instead of a chicken broth ? Chicken stock is chicken broths older brother and is more full bodied and has more flavour! ...more

Creamy Garlic and Brie Mushrooms

Mushrooms are one of my favourite foods and although I am perfectly happy with simple mushrooms sautéed in butter and garlic it's always nice to change things up! These creamy garlic and brie mushrooms are one of the tastiest ways that I have come up with for enjoying some basic button mushrooms as a quick and easy dish that is a great side for any meal (or just devouring by the bowlful!). The recipe could not be simpler, you cook the button mushrooms, whole, in butter until they are nice and tender and they have released their liquids before adding the garlic and then creating the creamy sauce with a combination of broth and brie cheese! ...more

6 Ingredient Recipes

One request that I keep getting is for a list of 5 or 6 ingredient recipes and I think that's a great idea! I went through my main course recipes and collected all of the ones with 6 ingredients or less and I labeled/tagged them all as 6 ingredient recipes! As it turns out, I have a fair number of them, and these easy 6 ingredient recipes are are far from boring! ...more