Category: Entree Plate

White Miso Butter Glazed Salmon and shrimp

White Miso Butter Glazed Salmon and shrimp

This dish is Japanese inspired fusion dish which uses white miso which I buy at the Asian grocery. I make this often because its very quick to make and very easy clean-up for those days when my schedule is hectic. I serve it with roasted asparagus (roasted same time as the salmon) and either mashed potatoes or rice. The salmon come out moist and flavorful with an unexpected umami flavor. The entire meal take less than 30 minutes to prepare and it is delicious and very healthy .

Pasta Mezz

Pasta Mezz

This is a delicious and versatile pasta dish that is a family favorite for all seasons. You can substitute the sausage with shrimp or chicken if you would like, or change the peppers…The options are endless!

Perfect Pierogis

Perfect Pierogis

After marrying into a Polish family, I quickly discovered pierogis were a mainstay. This recipe was handed down to me by my mother-in-law. I added a little “Mel” to it, and….perfect pierogis!

Halibut Bake

Halibut Bake

This is an easy and healthy dinner that I enjoy cooking when I don’t want to clean up a big mess after!

Curry Salted Cod Fish w/Pumkin and Okra

Curry Salted Cod Fish w/Pumkin and Okra

Depending on what part of the Caribbean this dish comes from, certain ingredients are added and subtracted. It can be placed on top of rice, risotto or eaten with some type of bread (West Indians use Hardo Bread).

Baked Midwest Sesame Chicken

Baked Midwest Sesame Chicken

A favorite of Chinese and Asian restaurants in the St. Louis area (and I am sure elsewhere), This gluten-free version is baked instead of fired to fat and its associated calories. The marinade is based on a recipe from a now long defunct privately owned restaurant, so the batter has more pronounced sesame flavor, but both the batter and the sauce have ingredients that ring more of the Midwest region of the United states, such as steak sauce, KC style BBQ sauce and liquid hickory smoke.

Happy Dogs Hot Sauce is a privately owned vendor whose owner lives just around the corner from me here in St. Louis.

I typically serve this with another original recipe, Ozark Fried Rice.

Sausage, Mushrooms and Peppers, Oh My!

Sausage, Mushrooms and Peppers, Oh My!

A fabulous quick and easy week night recipe that will please everyone in the family. Using familiar ingredients that are budget friendly this recipe will let you end the day with a comforting bowl of pasta that has a kick of flavor which will warm you like a hug.