Main Dish

KOFTA

While competing on Food Network’s Guy’s Grocery Games, we were asked to prepare a meal that speaks of your family, something they typically like. Since I am from a Mediterranean heritage, (Syrian) lamb is always served when we have a family gathering. But, on GGG we have 30 minutes to […]

CRAB CAKES

No one visits the east coast of the United States, particularly Maryland, without remembering the best Crab Cake they’ve ever had! What I am about to share with you comes from a long line of Marylander’s rarely straying from this ingredient combination. While competing on Food Network’s Guys Grocery Games, […]

HASSELBACK POTATOES

Potatoes are one of those fabulous vegetables we could eat all by itself, and these Hasselback Potatoes will fast become your favorite! The great thing about making a potato this way, besides its crunchy skin, individual sections stuffed with anything your heart desires and easy to serve one-per-plate portions, is […]

TOMAHAWK STEAK

Whether you grill a steak on an outdoor grill or a cast iron griddle on your stove, the Tomahawk Steak is the most impressive steak to cook! I use to be intimidated to cook steaks, thought it was a guy thing, until my son, an executive chef who cooks hundreds […]

SEARED SCALLOPS & PEA PESTO

Light, healthy eating is what I am about all spring and summer long. This dish is one you will hunger for at least once a week! There are three components to this decadent flavorful and colorful dish: Beurre Blanc Seared Scallops Pea Pesto – Recipe here This recipe can accommodate […]

GOAT MULLIGAN

If you have never had goat meat before, then you are in for a delightfully healthful surprise! Aside from its tender, fall off the bone morsels of yumminess, it also happens to have low levels of saturated fat and cholesterol, combined with high levels of iron and protein, which makes […]

BAKED FISH

Ahhhh Fish! Light on the tummy, and full of protein. But sometimes its flavor is so mild that our brain doesn’t register – Full and Satisfied! Spring and summer is my favorite time to bake, grill, or fry fish of any kind and pile it high on top of my […]

INSTANT POT BOLOGNESE

At this time in my life, I have the time to cook anything my heart desires. But for my grown children and their busy families, meal time often produces guilt for not having the time to prepare fast, healthy, and delicious meals. I decided to create a few recipes for […]

GRANDMAS SNEAKY MEATBALLS

Picky Eaters! Could be your kids. Your grandchildren. The adult in your life. Or… maybe it’s YOU! I have a trick for getting the pickiest eater to eat lots of veggies. It worked for my kids. Works for my grandkids, and it is sure to work for you picky adults […]

SHRIMP BUDDA BOWL

  In the dead of winter, when the immune system screams for rebooting, or summer’s breezes, this is a dish your body is sure to thank you for. And under 30-minutes to prepare too! Swaps are always welcome, shrimp for scallops, mangos for pineapples, even rice instead of quinoa, but […]