A Dozen Recipes for Labor Day Weekend Cooking

While fall officially arrives on September 22nd, the unofficial goodbye to summer in the US is Labor Day weekend. The kids are back in school and Labor Day is the last hot three-day holiday weekend until Thanksgiving. Labor Day’s origins are about celebrating the American worker’s contribution to society, although I’m not sure the idea…

Mussels in Saffron White Wine Sauce

One of my favorite types of seafood is mussels; so being in Ireland was quite a treat. Mussels are common and very inexpensive. One kilo costs less than 4 euros. The conversion of 4 euros to dollars is around $4.40. So they are very inexpensive, compared to Denver, where they usually cost around $4 per…

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…

Slow Cooker Cooking: Crockpot Jambalaya

I am continuing the slow cooker series from the hotel room with a nice warm and spicy pot of jambalaya. Jambalaya is perfect for warming up the soul and body after a cold day outside in the wintertime. I also know plenty of people who will eat it in the summer but I find foods…