Guinness Lamb and Parsnip Cottage Pie

After spending two months in Dublin, Ireland, one cannot help but be influenced by the food. Cabbage, potatoes, seafood, lamb, Irish butter and Guinness are just a few of the commonly used Irish ingredients that inspired me. It’s not to get excited when I talk about Ireland. This green country produces some of the best…

10 Authentic Brazilian Recipes for the 2016 Olympics

With the 2016 Olympics opening in Brazil on August 6th, I thought it would be fun to cook a Brazilian dinner for opening night. After peeking through my recipes, I realized I have never cooked any Brazilian food. I’ve eaten it in restaurants, but never cooked it at home. I find that a little sad, since…

12 Easy Last Minute Side Dishes

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and the December holidays are not far behind, so I decided to compile a list of some quick and easy side dishes that you can make at the last-minute and still impress your mother-in-law. 1. Buttery, Warm Southern Cornbread Just sweet enough to make everyone happy. Just make sure you…

Polenta Souffle Recipe from Chef Jonathan Power of The Populist

Recently the hubby and I had a date night out at The Populist, a small farm-to-table restaurant at 31st and Larimer in Denver. The food and the atmosphere was excellent as well as the awesome staff. I know most of you aren’t from Denver but service is an issue in many of the restaurants here, so when…

Spinach, Feta, Basil and Sun-dried Tomato Souffle

I love starting out the day with delicious little bites of food. It just gets me going to open the day with wonderful tastes and flavors. Recently I tried the souffles at Panera Bread and thought them to be quite yummy. So yummy, that I had to give them a try at home. I started…