French White Wine Mussels

I adore mussels. In fact I pretty much die for most French peasant food. I usually make my Steamed Mussels with Fresh Tomatoes, but this week I decided to lean way French and make classic white wine mussels. This dish turned out so good, I had to write it up for you! This is a simple…

Pollo Rose Table Tacos

This is the dreamiest taco recipe: roasted chicken tacos with crispy chicken skin, pickled onions, crunchy romaine, juicy tomatoes, Monterey jack cheese, with a drizzle of sour cream and a squeeze of lime. I made this for my mom and me for Sunday dinner and we were swooning. We couldn’t even follow a conversation. We…

How to make German Spätzle

This German girl knows spätzle. These little pillows of noodle goodness take just a few minutes to prepare and don’t require an expensive pasta maker. My spätzle maker costs $12 on Amazon and works brilliantly. (I’ll link it here for you.) You basically just whisk together flour, salt, and nutmeg, then stir in beaten egg…

Pickled Onions

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I do not have a great affinity for purple onions. A little goes a long way with me. I’ve always wanted to try pickled onions to take the sharpness out of an otherwise pungent raw onion. I loved them even more than I thought I…

Mallorcan Scallops

A five minute dinner that’s sure to impress How gorgeous is this dish? It tastes as amazing as it looks. It’s a symphony of flavors and textures: melt-in-your-mouth seared scallops sit atop a bed of tart apple slices with crispy bacon drizzled with bourbon cream sauce. Are you swooning yet? I’m swooning. I’m calling this Mallorcan…

Dolmades

I truly could eat dolmades every day. This fun Greek dish can be eaten warm as an appetizer with some of the pan juices spooned on top, room temperature, and even cold straight out of the fridge. They’re delicious with freshly squeezed lemon or tzatziki sauce and are perfect for a mezze platter. I ate…

Village Salad (Greek Salad)

In America, this is called a Greek Salad but in Greece it’s called a Village Salad. No matter what you call it, this is a fantastic (and healthy!) staple in my house. I can’t even count how many times I’ve eaten this for lunch. I’ve never posted this “recipe” because I never measure when I…

Mango Salsa

Mango salsa is delicious in tacos, on grilled chicken, tossed in a rice bowl, or in a shrimp foil packet…the possibilities are endless! It’s an instant vacation. I hope you love this as much as I do to jazz up a variety of dishes! Mango Salsa 1 large mango 1/2 jalapeno 2 Tbsp diced red…

Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa

This is the perfect fish taco. It’s sweet, it’s spicy, it’s crunchy and oh man is it good on homemade tortillas! I can’t believe how many of you have made tortillas since I posted that recipe just a week ago. Aren’t they simple? You could of course use store bought here but it’s so much more fun…

Beef Stew

I know I’ve said this a million times, but I really am just a simple Irish lass at heart. I could eat a hearty potato dish pretty much every night of the week. I got the most incredible beef from Organic 5-2 Farms and was inspired to make a traditional beef stew, with direction from…

Crockpot Fajita Shredded Chicken

This recipe is so simple. The crockpot does all of the work! Just throw everything in the crockpot in the morning, forget about it all day, shred the chicken and boom, you’ve got perfect taco meat. Bonus: Get my homemade tortilla recipe here. I came up with this recipe last night using what I happened to…

How to Make Tortillas

What does a Texan do when she doesn’t want to go to the store to get tortillas? She makes her own! Mexican food (and TexMex of course) is part of the culture here in Texas. If I leave the state for even twenty-four hours, I have to go out for Mexican food as soon as I return….