Corned Beef and Cabbage Egg Rolls with Ole on Our Wedding Night

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Wondering what to do with leftover corned beef and cabbage from St. Patrick’s Day or any other day? Rather than the usual Reuben sandwich, try a corned beef and cabbage egg roll and a side of Russian or thousand island dressing to dip it in. In the case of my relationship with Ole, we haven’t […]

Game Day Chicken Wings from Deliciously Organic

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The Super Bowl is fast approaching, and chicken wings are perfect for the big game. Sticky, spicy and sweet, these oven-roasted chicken wings pair perfectly with your favorite beer and finger foods. Have you ever met someone and just instantly decided you liked them, without even really having a chance to talk to them? It’s […]

Mini Lemon Dill Cheesecake Bites with Lox

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These savory mini cheesecakes are filled with lemon and dill, baked inside phyllo shells and topped with a bit of lox (cured salmon). They’re perfect for parties, entertaining or as game day snacks. They also make a great late-night snacks when you’re hanging on the couch. Do you ever wake up one morning and realize […]

Gingered Clementine and Pomegranate Shrimp

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These gingered clementine and pomegranate shrimp make fantastic appetizers or even a quick lunch. They come together quickly, cook even quicker, and then you’re left with tasty little shrimp covered in a sweet and spicy glaze. What’s not to love? Last winter I was involved in this fantastic project that was the brainchild of one […]

Lemon Dill Cream Cheese to Top Your Morning Bagel

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Our dill is in. Not only is it in the spots we planted last year, but I had let it go to seed in our container herb garden last year. We then spread the dirt from that pot into our new raised garden beds, and now there are tiny dill plants coming up everywhere. Not […]

The Art of Folding Cream Cheese Wontons (my methods)

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When Ole and I first got married, we ate on the cheap. I worked for a nonprofit (and after that for myself), and he was finishing his graduate degree. It was during this time that we started experimenting with the art of bringing the restaurants to our house, specifically of the Americanized Asian variety, to […]

Roasted Five Pepper Salsa Done My Way

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So, I may be a little picky when it comes to salsa. I had one I liked, a “must be refrigerated at all times,” store bought variety. They changed the recipe. Repeat after me: Do not fix what is not broken. I want it to be fresh. I want it to have an afterburn but […]