Bowl of Thai beef and basil on rice

Pad Gra Prow (Thai Beef and Basil)

I like Thai food, and I like basil, but I don’t like dried coconut, so any time I find a recipe it makes Kat happy.  It also helps that we have a ridiculous amount of basil in the pots this…

Libyan green peppers stuffed with lamb, rice, and tomatoes

Lybian Mahshi (Stuffed Vegetables)

So “mahshi” means “stuffed” in Arabic. You can stuff a lot of vegetables like zucchini or eggplant if you really want to. I don’t want to, so I’m sticking with green peppers. At 48, I’m allowed to make these choices….

Keema Matar Curry

Keema Matar – Mincemeat and Peas Curry

So, Kat says this one is a 13/10 and the kid agrees, so I guess that’s an endorsement.  This is mostly a ground meat and tomatoes dish, where the peas add a little something extra. And, like some of my…

Pesto-Bacon Cheeseburger

Pesto-Bacon Cheeseburgers

Summertime….and the burgers’ easy…  Well it is. Despite it’s fancy-pants look, they’re pretty straight-forward.  There’s the extra step of making pesto, but don’t let it intimidate.  The patties are slider-style, which I like because they have onions in, and they…

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…

La-La-La-La-La-Lasagna

For some reason it seems like a lot of people fear lasagna.  I have some theories, but I’ll reserve them for a minute. Lasagna is, at the root, pretty simple.  There are variations on how many layers, and the like,…