Back when I was married to my baby girl’s father, we found ourselves in Florence, SC for a long weekend to attend a convention. This was MANY moons ago, in fact, I think my baby girl was probably a little more than a year old, so maybe about 15 years ago.
Her dad and I were not run of the mill restaurant goers, we always liked to find the hole in the wall places … the places only the locals knew. We would ask the people at the hotel where THEY went to eat, and most of the time we found […]
First of all, what the heck is a serniki?
In reality, Serniki is a village in Poland, according to Wikipedia. ::giggle::
To be frank, I really can’t remember when I first heard the word serniki, but I do remember when I did it was in reference to a small cheesecake. When you look up cheesecake on Wikipedia, you will find all the different names cheesecake is called around the world, and in Poland they are called sernik.
No matter what they are called, they are a delish dessert that has one of the best features known to man when it involves dieting.
Who doesn’t like Beef Stroganoff? I don’t think I have met a person yet.
Some interesting facts about this comfort food dish.
The dish originated in Russia, not in Germany like I originally thought. Although the name is associated with Count Paul Stroganoff (Pavel Alexandrovich Stroganov), a 19th Century Russian Diplomat, the actual origins of the dish have never been confirmed.
The basic original recipe ingredients have not changed over time: beef, mushrooms and sour cream.
Elena Molokhovets’ classic Russian cookbook, A Gift to Young Housewives (1861) gives the first known recipe for Beef Stroganoff which involves lightly floured beef cubes (not strips) […]
A visit to Hawaii is not complete unless you have a meal of Kalua Pork.
Kalua literally means to cook in an underground oven.
The Hawaiians loved cooking in the ground … they would build a fire using kiawe (mesquite) wood in a dirt pit called an imu. This pit was usually about 6 feet long, 4 feet wide and 3 feet deep. The pit would be lined with rocks and vegetation, then the meat would be salted and placed on that, then more rocks and vegetation and then covered with wet burlap and then sand/soil. Then you left it alone and […]
Cranberries … they are usually only associated with holidays. Sad really, because they are slightly divine. Especially raw and not adulterated with all sorts of unknown sugars and processing that you find in a can of cranberry sauce. ::giggle::
Here are some fun cranberry facts:
- The cranberry is one of only a handful of major fruits native to North America.
- Native Americans used cranberries to make a survival cake known as pemmican. They also used the fruit in poultices and dyes.
- American recipes containing cranberries date from the early 18th Century.
- During World War II, American troops required about one million pounds of dehydrated cranberries […]
Do you ever get those temptations to have something sweet, but you just don’t want to make a whole batch of something because you don’t want it sitting in your kitchen screaming your name all week?
Well, I get that way sometimes. HA!
My daughter has been finding all these recipes online recently about something-in-a-mug. One serving of something, and one serving only.
I thought to myself, what an ingenious idea! Let me create some P3 friendly recipes like that!
Once you make this, you can garnish it with almost anything you want, I chose pecans and strawberries, only because they are two of […]
They are all over the place come January.
You need something simple, and legal, yet delicious to take so that you don’t go backwards on all the progress you made during the proceeding weeks getting all that holiday weight back off.
But seriously. This stuff is good. Very simple to make, very tasty, and if you don’t make a double recipe, you are going to be very sorry because you will have nothing left for yourself. HA!
I seriously love me some of those mini peppers, and I find the sweet crunch of the peppers blends nicely with the salty and creaminess […]
Who would have thunk that avocados and peaches would just naturally fit together to make an incredible taste?
Salsa’s a perfect accompaniment to almost any meal, however this sweet and spicy concoction goes best with fish (salmon) or chicken, and grilled preferred. Quick, there is only a few days left of summer!
Did you know that salsa is Spanish for sauce, usually based in tomatoes. This however doesn’t have any tomatoes to be found! I don’t care. HA! It’s delish no matter what you call it.
Avocado Peach Salsa
10 minutes prep
20 minutes start to finish
1 peach, diced
1 avocado, diced
1 jalapeño, seeded and […]