Category: Stove Top

Jalapeno Cheesesteaks

Jalapeno Cheesesteaks

Cheesified, flash-fried, tender ribeye, muddled with sauteed sweet onions and fiery, fresh jalapenos, tucked into a perfectly grilled hoagie roll.

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!

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.