Monthly Archives: December 2016

Cous Cous Stuffed Tomato With Mint Pesto

This light and simple dish can be prepared to be served either hot or cold for any time of year as an appetizer or a great side. Easy. SImple. Done. Serves 4-6 as an entrée or 12 as a side dish Ingredients / Cous Cous Tomato 1 dozen medium tomatoes 1 box of Israeli couscous […]


  The flavors of chicken, ginger, and mushroom have always been a great combination in various cultures and many cuisines. This light and flavorful twist on a classic presentation will delight your guests. EXPERIENCE LEVEL: @ YIELD: 24 BITES CREPES 1⁄3 cup all-purpose flour 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 3 eggs 1 cup milk Preheat oven to […]

Pan Seared Quail With Brussels Sprout & Mushroom Hash

This fun game dish is an easy holiday dish. Its a dish that will please any game lover while introducing something new to the foodie in your life. And its gluten free too. Easy. Simple. Done. Serves 4 People Quail Ingredients 4 pc quail, boneless 2 tsp minced garlic 3 tsp olive oil Salt and […]

Trio of Healthy Grains – Vegetarian & Gluten Free 

Focusing on healthy and flavorful foods cn be hard at times. Trying new thigs sometimes can stress people out, so here are some simple recipes to help you along the way. Easy. Simple. Done 1. Cous Cous Ingredients 1 c couscous 1 c boiling water 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 clove garlic, minced ¼  c diced red bell pepper 4 green […]

Idaho Potato Panzanella Stack

This recipe is a fun one that I created for Idaho Potato Commission and featured in their 2017 calendar. I hope you will enjoy making it and eating it as I did enjoy creating it. Fire it up! Ingredients: INGREDIENTS: BASIL OIL • ½ bunch basil, about 2 cups • ¼ cup olive oil • […]

Smoked Salmon Lollipops With Bagel Dust

For the holiday season or any time of year, this great small bite is a hit at any party. Fire it up!!! Makes 10 pieces – can be doubled Lollipops Ingredients 10 oz smoked salmon 8 oz cream cheese 2 tbsp scallions sliced thinly on the bias 1 tsp capers 2 tsp lemon juice   […]

Mushroom Tortelloni

As you know i’m a big fan of pasta. Here is a simple recipe to follow that has great flavors while not being overwhelming. Easy. Simple. Done. Fire it up!!! Makes approx. 36 pieces – serves 4 Tortelloni are very similar to tortellini – just a bit bigger in size! Ingredients For the pasta dough: […]

Grape, Hazelnut & Caramel Crunch (GF, Vegetarian)

Gluten free and vegetarian – makes approximately 6 cups and is delicious served with oatmeal, yogurt, sorbet, or gelato, and it’s awesome just on its own! Ingredients 5 ounce blanched hazelnuts 2c pumpkin seeds – shelled 1 ½ cups sunflower seeds – shelled 1 cup cashews 1 tsp pinenuts ½ c  maple syrup 1 tsp brown sugar […]

Vegetable Roll – Vegetarian

Serves 4 This will take a little bit of time to get all of the ingredients julienned (cut into match stick like pieces) and approximately the same size but it will be well worth it! Ingredients ½ c carrot, peeled, julienned ½ c daikon radish, peeled, julienned ½ c snow peas, trimmed and strings removed, […]

Pork Loin W/Apple Marmalade

Light, full of flavor and easy to make. Serves 4 Ingredients 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 white onion, thinly sliced 1/3 c balsamic vinegar 1/3 c sherry vinegar 1 c water Salt and freshly ground pepper 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 small green apple, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2-inch cubes 3 pitted prunes, thinly […]

Torn Chicken with Spicy Tabasco Tomato Confit and Celery Chips

With the holidays here, and all sorts of parties going on, enjoy this simple but fun appetizer with your friends and family. Easy. Simple. Done. Fire it up!!! Ingredients/Torn Chicken 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts 2 cups tomato juice 1 cup chicken stock 2 stalks celery, roughly chopped 1/2 medium red onion, chopped 1 […]

Duck Ravioli with Roasted Vegetables

So raviolis have become a passion of mine, i even have a ravioli company, if you ever need to order amazing raviolis. Thank being said, if you enjoy making ravioli as much as I do try this recipe out, its a lights out ravioli dish. Easy. Simple. Done. Fire it up!!! Serves 4 Duck […]

Roasted Stuffed Butternut Squash (Vegan)

Perfect time of year for this rustic and delicious dish. Easy. Simple. Done.  Fire it up!!!! Ingredients Butternut Squash 2 butternut squash, split in half lengthwise and seeds removed 4 Tbsp olive oil 1 tsp kosher salt 1 tsp white pepper   Filling 2 Tbsp Olive oil 1 Tbsp garlic, chopped 1 quart Brussels sprouts, […]

Orange Crepe Stack

Fun in the kitchen is what this dish is all about. The oranges can be substituted with different fruits such as dragon fruit or blood orange, so you can take advantage of the seasons. Fire it up! Serves 4 Crepe Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup less 1 tablespoon water 2 […]

Grilled, Roasted, and Pickled 

Gluten Free/Serves 4 Start this recipe one day ahead so you’ll have time to marinate and pickle* This is a fun dish to share with special guests who enjoy a little creativity in their meal.  Fire it up!!! Grilled Skirt Steak Ingredients 4ea 6-8oz Skirt steak, trimmed of extra fat 4oz Chimichurri sauce   Method […]

Crostini Trio – Vegetarian

  This great combination of easy recipes can be prepared a day ahead and finished before you are serving to your guests at the last minute. Easy. Simple. Done. 1. Edamame Hummus Ingredients 1 c cooked edamame ¼ c tahini 2 tbsp. lemon juice 1 garlic clove, peeled 2 tbsp. coarsely chopped fresh herbs (rosemary, […]

Coconut Curry Steamed Mussels

This light and flavorful dish will be a show stopper at any dinner party for the holidays or just for you and some special people in your home to enjoy. Easy. Simple. Done. Ingredients 8 sprigs cilantro, separate leaves and stems and roughly chop both 4 cloves of garlic, sliced thin 2 small shallots, sliced […]

Wild Mushroom Crisp

Here is a fun and vegetarian Crisp that can be served as an appetizer or a snack, even a light mid day meal. Easy. Simple. Done. Crisp 1 sheet puff pastry Heat oven to 350° Roll puff pastry into a 9″ x 9″ square and place on a sheet of parchment paper on a baking […]