Moroccan Pastilla

Moroccan Pastilla

A pastilla is a type of savory pie, consisting of spiced bird of some sort or another encased in puff pastry.  Variants can be found across the Mediterranean and into the Middle East, probably because they taste so good.  Some quick…

Irish Cheese Burgers

Irish Cheese Burgers

I have burgered with booze before, of course, but today, we're really all about the cheese.  Specifically, Kellygold's Dublinier, which is a little difficult to explain, but texturally, it's like a dry cheddar or perhaps a Parmesan block, yet it's a…

Beef Stroaganoff, or I Made Too Much Steak Last Night

Beef Stroaganoff, or I Made Too Much Steak Last Night

Believe it or not, it's actually possible to make too much steak.  This becomes especially true where a large cut like tri-tip is concerned – you can make one, or two.  One is seldom enough around here, and two… well,…

Mushroom-Bacon Stuffed Omelets

Mushroom-Bacon Stuffed Omelets

Breakfast for dinner, right?  I'll be honest and say I almost never have breakfaast for breakfast, but still… breakfast for dinner.  There's just something magical about that (Dennys at 2AM aside). So, tonight's breakfast dinner is omelets.  But not just…

Steak au Poivre (-ish)

Steak au Poivre (-ish)

Cook me like one of those French grills Okay, this is one of those things that are simple, but you'll pay a lot for in a restaurant.  It's not necessarily easy, but it's simple.  The trick is in the meat,…

Creamy Tomato Chicken Curry

Well, that's what I'm calling it for now, anyway.  Maybe someone can identify it for me. Anyway, this was partially borne from me wanting more curries under my belt, and partially influenced by Elderdottir's particular condition where certain things can overcome…

Fajitas

Grilled Tequila Fajitas

I've been hankering for fajitas for a couple of weeks now, and with the long weekend (plus the official start of Grilling Season), I figured it was time. Fajitas are another thing that have their roots from the vaqueros (Mexican…

Tomato Chicken with Curry

Da Tomato Curry

So, this is more or less making a stand-alone version of the curry from the Curry-Stuffed Toast I posted  recently, because I liked it so much.  (If you missed that, it was a savory French-style toast with curry and home-made cheese…