Swedish Meatballs

Now I know there are debates out there whether Swedish meatballs are actually Turkish. Even Sweden is claiming that King Charles XII brought the recipe for meatballs back with him after spending years in a country that was under Turkish rule. Regardless of where these meatballs originated, when there's a plate of mashed potatoes topped with meatballs that are smothered in a creamy brown gravy and served with a side of perfectly sweet and tangy lingonberry jam, you won't care where they came from just where they're going, in your mouth!

Salsa Verde

I find salsa verde more versatile than salsa, it's great as an enchilada sauce, chilaquiles, slow braise sauce of a chuck roast for tacos, bonus if you add more sauce to the leftover chuck roast then you have an amazing tamale filling, or a dipping sauce for chips or better yet some creamy chicken taquitos. 

World’s Best Meatballs

I've tried everything soaking the breadcrumbs in milk, just egg yolks instead of whole eggs, I tried every meatball secret I could find. Until I fell I finally found the right ratio of beef to pork to breadcrumb to parmesan the minute it hit the libs I get like Remy in Ratatouille when he mixes the grape and cheese.

Lamb Sausage Pizza

On a road trip through Portland, OR we stopped for dinner at a hole in the wall pizza place, where we tried an unconventional flavor that blew our minds! It was an olive oil base, roasted garlic, mascarpone and mozzarella cheese, and lamb sausage, we knew we had make it at home, and that's just what we did.Of course we changed it a touch once we started making it at home, we replaced the garlic with caramelized onions, added chives for freshness, and made our own lamb sausage. Now we make this pizza almost every time we make pizza at home.

Fancy Sauce

Fry sauce and fancy sauce both are cut from the same cloth. When my husband and I went to New York one of the first places we went to eat was, Shake Shack. Our idea of fast food burgers were flipped upside down! I feel every region has there notorious burger place. California/west coast has, … Continue reading Fancy Sauce

Creamy Chicken Taquitos

If you have kids you know you need to stock up on snacks. If you have boys you know you need to double the amount of snacks that you think would be enough. And if you have twin boys who are 10 you know you need to live next door to a Costco so you … Continue reading Creamy Chicken Taquitos

Stuffed Figs

I have to admit that I stole this idea from a good friend of my husbands. Although, with a few minor tweeks. She brought these to dinner party  once and we've been knocking them off ever since. These are truly amazing, but figs aren't always in season. So a fig jam on good crusty bread … Continue reading Stuffed Figs

Huckleberry Mojito

It's late Huckleberry season here in Spokane, it's also 5 o'clock! To be honest I came up with this because we had fresh mint from the garden as well as some leftover huckleberry syrup from our Swedish Pancakes that morning. Make a batch of your own syrup and have a signature cocktail for your next … Continue reading Huckleberry Mojito

Cucumber Salad

This cucumber salad is one of my favorite things. It is also very similar to a quick salad my mom would make for a side dish when she would make teriyaki chicken for dinner. I've also made it just as a quick lunch or snack. More often then not I make this for a side … Continue reading Cucumber Salad