Traditional Spanish Pork & Chickpea Stew (w/ wine pairings)

Recently I was having some company over for dinner, including a married couple from Spain, and I really wanted to challenge myself to make food that was¬†traditional cuisine from their country. I made a number of different dishes, including tortilla (the absolute staple of Spain… every family has their own special recipe passed down throughContinue reading “Traditional Spanish Pork & Chickpea Stew (w/ wine pairings)”

Carrot Ginger Bisque with Basil Honey Creme (w/ wine pairings)

As I mentioned in a previous post I recently made dinner for my mother-in-law’s birthday party, and this bisque¬†was how we started the meal. Of everything I made that night (all of which was delicious of course!), I have to say that this was probably the best dish of the bunch, and was a hugeContinue reading “Carrot Ginger Bisque with Basil Honey Creme (w/ wine pairings)”

Hummus with an Asparagus Salad (vegan & gluten free)

My house is filled with a bunch of hummus junkies… heck, my six year old is practically a hummus aficionado. I’ve always wanted to make my own, but none of the stores in my area carry Tahini. Finally one day it dawned on me that I can just order it online, so at long lastContinue reading “Hummus with an Asparagus Salad (vegan & gluten free)”

Baked Garlic & Lime Wings

I was having some company over for the Super Bowl and I got a request to make chicken wings with my Spicy, Sweet & Sour sauce. Sure, no problem, I was more than happy to accommodate that… but if I was making wings I couldn’t just do one type! So I decided to make a second batchContinue reading “Baked Garlic & Lime Wings”