Main Dishes

Chicago Hot Dogs Recipe

It doesn’t have to be complicated to be delicious making your own Chicago dogs only takes a few more minutes than your basic hotdog. You can grill, boil, or steam the hot dogs just don’t forget the toppings. Dice the onions and slice the tomatoes and cucumbers (or you can add a pickle spear if […]

Vegetable and Bacon Orzo

This is a wonderfully simple orzo dish. Orzo is a small Italian pasta and it even looks a little like rice. It is made from wheat semolina, however it was originally made from barley, in fact Orzo means barley in Italian. It is easy to prepare and has a summer flavor to it, a welcome […]

The Forbidden Rice: Black Rice!

The following recipe comes from Cottage Cozy We have a wide range of herbs, spices, and rice on our site, including black rice. This is a wonderful Chinese inspired recipe using black rice, so next time you’re buying rice why not have a change! Black rice (Forbidden Rice) is a heirloom variety of rice. The […]

Baked Tandoori Chicken

This is a wonderfully simple chicken dish, that would go well with vegetables and rice or with a salad.    

Hogs Tale Grilled Pork Fajita style Soft Tacos

We recently received a variety of spices and rubs from the Great American Spice Company. We were delighted with the fresh quality of the spices received. My husband is the grill master in our family, and the first grilling spice he put to the test was the Hogs Tale Rub. The spice was a blend […]

5 Spice Roasted Chicken

  The following easy to prepare recipe comes from Nasi Lemak Lover, what a wonderful way to use Chinese Five Spice : Roasted five-spice chicken 1.5 kg chicken, cut into 6 big pieces Marinate chicken with below:- Use a mortar and pestle to pound below to a coarse paste and extract juices:- 2” ginger 10 […]

Columbian Inspired Meatloaf

The following recipe comes from Chow and Chatter:  

Cod in a Parsley Sauce

The following recipe is a British Classic, simple to make and wonderfully tasty parsley pairs perfectly with cod.    

Cous Cous with Pumpkin and Cod

The following recipe comes from Chow and Chatter, adding roasted pumpkin to cous cous gives it wonderful fall color and a sweet and seasonal taste:    

Tips For Cooking A Turkey

  There is no right or wrong way of cooking a Turkey for thanksgiving it all comes down to personal taste. Here are a few tips for each method: Brining: brining helps to keep the turkey juicy and works best if the method of cooking is roasting or grilling. In essence its a salt water […]