Toscana Soup Recipe


Olive Garden’s Toscana soup recipe has always been one of my favorites, especially with their San Remo dip. Ever since Olive Garden took the San Remo dip off the menu, I haven’t been back. It made for the perfect meal. With winter here, Toscana soup is a great comfort food, especially when stuck in the […]

Fleisch Salad
A German Meat Salad

German Meat Salad

A German meat salad has always been one of those fun recipes I make to bring back good memories. Growing up, mom would always have fleisch salad in the refrigerator. Meat salad is a very simple recipe made with as little or as many types of meat you want. Mom said it originated from the […]

A Home Chefs
BBQ Ribs Recipe


I picked up a Barbeque Recipe book for $6 that I couldn’t resist. It’s another addition to my collection of cook books. I figured it would come in handy when wanting to use my smoker. After watching Diners, Drivin’s and Dives, they had me craving BBQ Ribs. Since I just got a new BBQ Rib […]

Meatball Pizza Pie


After watching Pizza Paradise the other night. I knew what I was making for dinner. A Meatball Pizza Pie. It’s not very difficult to make. I figure others might enjoy it, or take the idea and use their own favorite ingrediants. I came across some bakeware at a local Anique show. A nice baking dish. […]

Homemade Kahlua
A Fun Holiday Treat


 Not only is making homemade kahlua fun, it makes a great holiday gift, especially when trying to figure out what to give as a gifts. My girl, Tertia, makes this every year for the family as gifts and the holiday get togethers.  This is great kalhua recipe for those with a large family. Perfect for […]

What To Do With
The Leftovers, Pierogies!!!


 This recipe came about from the leftovers I had from one of my German meals the other day (Bratwurst and sauerkraut). The leftovers consisted of boiled potatoes and my kicked up sauerkraut recipe. My girl, Tertia, came up with the idea of Pierogies, one of her favorites. Having never tried or made them, I was […]

The Best Bratwusrt and
Sauerkraut Recipe


Winter has set in in New England and with that comes making some of my favorite comfort foods. I recently received an early Christmas gift from mom, via Geiers Sausage Kitchen containing my favorite German food I grew up on  On mom’s last visit, she passed on her bratwurst and sauerkraut recipe. The sauerkraut recipe […]

Pea Soup Recipe
Kicked up with Hot Dogs


One of my favorite comfort foods is pea soup. Growing up in a German house hold, it was one of my favorites. Mom served it often and put sliced hot dogs in it. When I mention it to pea soup lovers, I get the deer in the head light look. While stationed in Germany for […]

Stuffed Turkey Breast
Excellent Slow Cooker Recipe


 Since I’m no longer a slow cooker virgin, I find all slow cooker recipes easy.  Just add ingredients, set it and forget it. I came across a slow cooker recipe for a stuffed turkey breast that inspired me to try something different for Thanksgiving. Wanting to use my Hamilton Beach slow cooker, I figured why […]

The Best French Toast Recipe


I’ve always loved Cinnamon French Toast. I recently tried a sticky bun at a local restaurant.  It was more like a dessert, very sweet but would make a good Cinnamon French Toast, as it’s served with a breakfast meal. It’s a meal in itself. The sticky bun had a nice vanilla favor and gave me […]

An Awesome
Hungarian Goulash Recipe


One of my favorite comfort meals is Hungarian Goulash. Growing up in a German house hold, mom would make it often. As a toddler, she would give me a pot, pan and a few wooden spoons. Sit me on the kitchen floor and made me believe I was making Goulash. I think mom taught me […]

Quick and Easy Fried Cabbage Recipe


This is a recipe I use when I have leftover cabbage from making cole slaw or stuffed cabbage rolls (Rouladen Style). The amount of ingredients are an estimate because when I cook, I do it by tasting as I go. I started making this while cooking in the United States Air Force. The usual boiled […]

Kicked up Cream Puff Recipe
Great Holiday Treats


I had a few days off from the restaurant and came across a cream puff recipe. I haven’t made cream puffs since I was in vocational school over 30 years ago. This is my kicked up cream puff recipe made with Café Patron cream. It’s a nice holiday treat.   I used a cream puff recipe […]

Kicked up Homemade Ravioli


I came across a Crab Rangoon recipe the other day on the internet. Having not cooked in a week or so, I wanted to kick it up by making homemade ravioli. A Crab Rangoon Homemade Ravioli. With a few suggestion from my co-worker Dwight, another foodie, this recipe was made even better. At first it […]

Kicked up Beef Rouladen Recipe

Beef Rouladan stuffed Cabbage Roll

A German Beef Rouladan stuffed Cabbage Roll!!! Growing up in a German house hold, Beef Rouladen was one of my favorites. Mom taught me at an early age and passed her Rouladen recipe on to me. I decided to take her Rouladen recipe and make it my own. Having lived in Germany for 3 years […]

Excellent Homemade Pizza Recipe

Curry Chicken Pizza with Caramelized Onions and Roasted Red Peppers

White Curry Chicken with Caramelized Onions and Roasted Red Peppers   After a quick road trip to Saratoga, New York to play the ponies, I came across the perfect wood fired pizza oven. It didn’t take me long to order a BBQ Chicken Pizza. There’s nothing better than a pie from a wood fired pizza […]

Creamy Chicken and Rigatoni

Creamy Chicken Rigatoni

Creamy Chicken and Rigatoni  I enjoy coming across great recipes and making them my own. This is my version of one of my favorites. I like sharing recipes. Hope you give it a try and make it your own. Enjoy. Ingrediants: 1 pound boneless chicken breast, skinned, cut into 1-inch pieces 1-2 tbls olive oil […]

How to make Great Hot Lobster Rolls

hot lobster roll

Photo by Lee Coursey, Licensed under Creative Commons Ingrediants: 2 lb Maine lobster 8 oz clarified butter, drawn butter (heat butter slowly till milk solids separate and skim off milk solids) 4 hot dog buns Directions: Cook lobster. When done, dig out the meat and cut into bit size pieces. Keep warm. Butter hot dog […]

Simple baked Pork Chop Recipe


Ingredients: 4 Pork Chops 1 Box Pork Stove Top Stuffing mix 1 Jar Apples  Directions:  Prepare a box of Pork Stove Top Stuffing mix. Brown 4 Pork Chops in a skillet, just brown them, they will finish cooking in the oven. Cover the bottom of a baking dish the apples. No need to cook them. […]

Biscuits and Sausage Gravy Recipe

sausage gravy

1 pk Jimmy Dean or a spicy Turkey Sausage 1 or 2 tbsp spoons butter ½ cup flour Milk Beef base or McCormick’s brown gravy mix ( Less flour if using gravy mix) About 1 tsp Worchester  (W/O) sauce to taste. Brown Sausage; add butter and flour to make a Roux. Now milk till you […]

Pudding Shots


  Pudding Shots: here’s one of my favorite recipes for a get together. You could call it a treat. Ingredients: 2 pkgs chocolate pudding mix 1 cup whole mix 1 cup Cafe Patron tequila 1 1/2 pt heavy cream Mix pudding, milk and tequila, put in fridge to set up a little. In a mixer, […]

Great Hot Dog Sauce Recipe


Ingredients: 1 medium chopped onion 1 lb ground beef 2 cup water ½ cup tomato paste 1 tbsp brown sugar 1 tsp black pepper 1 tsp cayenne pepper 1 tsp chilli powder ½ tsp cumin ½ tsp allspice ¼ tsp ground cloves 1 clove crushed garlic ½ tsp curry powder 2 beef base cubes 1 […]

Quick Enchilada Recipe


2 Cans Campbell’s Tomato Soup 2 pkg’s McCormick’s Chili Seasoning Whole Milk 1 lb Ground Beef 1 pkg McCormick’s Taco Seasoning 1 cn Refried Beans 1 pkg Mexican Blend Shredded Cheese 1 pkg Flour Tortilla Shells Salsa Sour Cream Directions: For the Chili Gravy, Prepare Tomato soup per directions on can with milk. Add 1 […]

Egg Pasta Recipe


2 ½ cups flour 1/8 tsp salt 3 eggs 2 tsp olive oil (evoo) On a clean work surface, form a well in the center of the flour. Add salt, eggs and evoo. With a fork, start incorporating the flour till it comes together. If dough is to sticky, add a little more flour, if […]

Lobster Ravioli Recipe

Lobster Ravioli

Ingredients for 4 servings Lobster Ravioli: 1 lb cooked Maine lobster 4 oz cooked snow crab meat 2 oz unsalted butter 1 clove chopped garlic 1 tbs chopped shallots 4 oz ricotta cheese 1 egg 2 oz cognac Salt and pepper 1 tbs chopped chives Favorite Pasta Dough 1 slightly beaten egg white Cream Sauce: 2 […]