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…

Chocolate Pancakes Recipe Cooked Cutthroat Kitchen Style

This recipe and blog originally posted on Bags & Biscuits. Hopefully you enjoy the combination of travel story and yummy recipe. One of the running jokes on this trip is that I’m learning to cook “Cutthroat Kitchen style.” If you haven’t seen Alton Brown’s Cutthroat Kitchen, I highly recommend you do. It’s an amazingly funny…

Beef Tagine and the Differences Between Tagine and Couscous

Eating Moroccan food in Morocco was an eye-opening experience. Tagine is NOT served with couscous. Couscous is a different dish. Tagine served in the Western world is actually couscous. Tagine is NOT served with couscous. They are not the same dish. Nor are they served together. They even cook in different types of cooking pots….

Tomato and Eggplant Galette

After flipping through my Favorites, looking at recipes that I’ve bookmarked along the way, I have come to the conclusion that the list is much too long. I love creating new food and look at the creations of others and working on new techniques but this is a little crazy. It would seem to be…

Blueberry Goat Cheese Cheesecake

  We got invited to an impromptu cookout over the weekend where I got asked to bring the dessert. I could have just picked something up at the store at that point but decided to make something with the beautiful blueberries I had in the fridge just waiting to be eaten. Nothing says summertime like…