Cranberry and Orange Farro Salad

Not gonna lie, the Flavor Bible I bought in New Orleans is getting a lot of use and I think it’s probably one of the best kitchen/cooking investments anyone can make. It will bring your cooking to a new level and I am definitely using it when I get stuck like last Friday. My conundrum…

Garlic Herb Stuffed Leg of Lamb with an Orange Mint Sauce

So remember a few posts back how I said I always make a leg of lamb for Easter? (No? Well go back a few and get caught up!)  Since we were traveling I didn’t get to cook Easter dinner.  However, upon returning to Chicago I noticed ham and lamb were both on sale.  Imagine that. …

Basque Style Chicken

According to the groundhog we’ve got 6 more weeks of winter, so even though there’s no snow here in Chicago and it’s been in the 40s, we’re still in stewing and braising season.  And I’ll be very honest here, I love making this chicken recipe regardless of the season.  It’s easy and you can make…

Thanksgiving Cocktails

Nothing wrong with wine and beer for Thanksgiving but why not jazz things up a bit.  It’s a holiday, get some more holiday cheer flowing.  Heaven knows you sometimes need all the help you can get when dealing with family (not mine, they’re all saints, at least when viewed through the bottom of a cocktail…