Pan Seared Onion Burger

 

 One of the juiciest, most flavorful gourmet cheese burger you will ever eat. This is a very quick and simple recipe that can be whipped up for a quick weeknight meal or a gourmet weekend dinner. I used to love (still do) using fresh onions in hamburgers, but years ago on a lazy day, I…

Twice Baked Parmesan Crusted Potatoes

 

 These potatoes are a great alternative to French fries. They are quite moist on the inside and crusty on the outside. Really good French fries are usually deep fried in two steps – and the oil used in them is certainly not olive oil as in this Twice Baked Parmesan Crusted Potatoes. The potatoes were…

Creamy Mushroom Carbonara Polenta

 

 My experiences with eating polenta in restaurants have been underwhelming. Generally, the taste is too bland and missing really good texture and rich taste. This Creamy Mushroom Carbonara was influenced by my experience with making really great grits and Carbonara pasta. The collaboration of these two ideas yielded the most creamy and flavorful polenta dish….

Chicken Tenders Scampi

 

 I was really disappointed when I first made this recipe – baking it in the oven was a big mistake. In a home where all the great recipes elicit the request for “Seconds please,” the original version was not one of them. And quite frankly if any one did ask for seconds, I would have…

Smokey Buttermilk Chicken Parmigiana

 

 Extraordinary is the best description for this Smokey Buttermilk Chicken Parmigiana. The flavor mash-up will leave your palate intoxicated. The chicken breasts were first marinated in a seasoned buttermilk, which adds texture and tenderization to the meat. The coupling of Kelloggs corn flakes and crackers gave the breading a Panko style breadcrumb texture. Fresh onions,…

Truffle Buttered Roasted Turkey Breast with Vegetables

 

 Spring into the Easter Holiday Season with this amazing Roasted Turkey Breast recipe. This entree is a dinner fit for any holiday season or quite frankly it is great for any day as a gourmet treat. The beauty of this incredibly simple and fabulously flavored turkey is that it does not need any lengthy marinating…

Perfect Pineapple Margarita Smoothie

 

 This Perfect Pineapple Margarita Smoothie is a fun twist to getting the taste of margarita without the alcohol. It’s incredibly refreshing and light. The smoothie texture was derived from the avocado and peanut butter. A pinch of salt added to the margarita flavor. This is a dairy free smoothie but you can certainly try adding…

Exotic Lasagna

 

 I don’t know why I do it but I always do; asking my son or husband what they want for dinner yields the same answer every time. “Make something good.” Nonetheless, the idea for this recipe came about when I asked my son what he wanted for dinner – ha. He really didn’t say much….

Roasted Curry Rub Chicken

 

 Awww. The beautiful and distinct flavor of curry can be an exciting journey for the palate. How can I forget that finger licking great flavors of curry – the taste of my childhood? For many years after migrating to America, I tried to kick it to the curb to shake off some bad memories (long…