Unique Side Dish Ideas For Thanksgiving

Whether you read this in November (or October if you’re from Canada) or any other time of the year, it can still help you decide on side dishes for Thanksgiving. Of course, there’s the traditional turkey, whether you bake or deep fry it. Then there is the stuffing, cranberry sauce, and gravy. While the sideContinue reading “Unique Side Dish Ideas For Thanksgiving”

A Hack for Unique Ravioli

Back in late 2018, my family and I took a trip to Ireland. The first night there, we ate at an Italian restaurant, where I consumed purple potato filled ravioli in either an oil or cream sauce. I enjoyed it enough that I wanted to cook my own version of it at home. I preparedContinue reading “A Hack for Unique Ravioli”

How I Make Chicken Pot Pie

Everyone prefers his or her chicken pot pie prepared differently. Some like puff pastries while others favor traditional pie crust. I am part of the latter community.

How I made a cottage pie dairy-free

Contrary to what many people believe, cottage pie and shepherd’s pie aren’t exactly the same thing. Shepherd’s pie is made with ground lamb, while cottage pie is made with ground beef.

Items I Want to Cook During My Lifetime

Oftentimes, when we hear the word, “bucket-list,” we think of traveling. But who says that you can’t have a bucket list for cooking? Yes, you read that right. There are so many items I want to learn how to cook, but are either too time-consuming or are too difficult. Most of these foods I’ve triedContinue reading “Items I Want to Cook During My Lifetime”

Home Sweet Home Fries – How I Made Them Before the Pandemic Started vs. After

In the United States, serving potatoes with your breakfast is common in many restaurants or public places. At homes, maybe not as much. However, I like to make my own breakfast potatoes, too. I have been cooking since I was 12, but didn’t make home fries from scratch until around 15 or 16 years old.Continue reading “Home Sweet Home Fries – How I Made Them Before the Pandemic Started vs. After”

How I Made My Gnocchi Healthier

I love gnocchi! I used to order it a lot in restaurants, if they had it, before I developed a tomato allergy.  For some reason, however, I couldn’t find the traditional potato kind at my local grocery store. So, I made it from scratch, which I have done several times before. But this one differed. Continue reading “How I Made My Gnocchi Healthier”

Why I Microwave My Potatoes Before Cooking Them

Many of us enjoy potatoes in various forms: roasted, mashed, baked, fried, and so forth. We eat them at home, in restaurants, and more. However, when you make them at home, do they take longer to cook? Are they not as soft or crunchy as commercial potatoes? If the answer is yes, I have aContinue reading “Why I Microwave My Potatoes Before Cooking Them”

How I Make Mashed Potatoes

Many of us love mashed potatoes, whether it’s with gravy or plain. No two versions are alike—nor are two formulas. Because I have a short attention span and a tendency to be very impatient with food (but obviously polite), I try to get my potatoes to cook more quickly. That is because I cut themContinue reading “How I Make Mashed Potatoes”

A Trick to Crispy French Fries

Most of us love French fries, even though too much of them aren’t healthy. Technically, that applies to everything, including food that is good for us. But that’s a different topic. Anyway, many recipes will tell you to soak your fries for some time before you put them in the hot oil. I supposed that’sContinue reading “A Trick to Crispy French Fries”