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…

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…

Slow-Cooked Rosemary and Mustard Pork Shoulder

It’s Thanksgiving week. The start of all the cooking madness and of course, Black Friday shopping. Just to vent my little rant, the day is called Black “Friday” not Black Thursday. I’m going to ignore the rest of my thoughts and feelings on the matter and focus instead on the beauty of Thanksgiving food and…

Pumpkin Pie with Graham Cracker Crust

I’m normally not a huge pumpkin pie fan. I would rather make sweet potato, which I do enjoy. The biggest reason is so many pumpkin pies just really aren’t all that good. They lack in flavor and end sitting like a heavy brick in my tummy after eating them. Or as hubby puts its, they…

Slimmed Down Potato Leek Soup

I love potato leek soup. It’s definitely in my top ten favorite soups. Thinking of my top ten, I wonder what they would be. Tomato for sure, corn and clam chowder are musts. Yum, I love a good clam chowder just as much as a I hate a bad one. Both broccoli cheese and chicken tortilla…