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!

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Right around the middle of February, I start chopping at the bits for some corned beef and cabbage. We traditionally make this for St. Patrick's Day but I've been known to toss a corned beef in a crockpot in summer don't let corned beef be something you only make once a year!

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.

Seattle Lobster Boil

Seattle Lobster Boil, it's a little strange sounding isn't it? How or why did we take a Southern dish, add in the North East's most famous component, and some how make it taste like it came from Seattle? Easiest answer, because we can, and it is good! The husband has family living in Boston now … Continue reading Seattle Lobster Boil

Chicken and Grape Salad

Do you need the world's most perfect summer potluck dish?  Because this is it!  It's quick and easy and super refreshing on a hot summer's night. My grandparents lived on the banks of Holmes Harbor, Whidbey Island and every summer was the Island County Fair, which in the 90's it was the best thing ever. … Continue reading Chicken and Grape Salad

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.