How to Make Easy Truffle Mushroom Risotto

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Truffle mushroom risotto starring porcini mushrooms ticks all the boxes. Easy to make with affordable, gourmet ingredients like dried porcini & truffle oil. A visit to the magnificent, Modena market in the Emiglio Romagna region, maybe the greatest of Italy’s food bowls, was the inspiration for this simple dish. There we saw the best array of fresh, porcini mushrooms you could possibly hope to find. Large and attractive to the eye, as well as being meaty, earthy, and with an … Read More

How to Enjoy the Best of French with this Easy Mushroom Brie Toastie

Our mushroom brie toastie combines delicious caramelized onion and mushrooms on butter and mustard-flavored toasted baguette slices. Easy tasting French!. So, upon returning from Bordeaux, I was walking in our local neighborhood when we came across a neighbor giving away excess tarragon. This instantly reminded me of our trip to Bordeaux, as tarragon is commonly used there. And so, I just had to make a bruschetta-like toastie featuring some favorite French ingredients. Brie, tarragon, mustard and caramelized onions. If you … Read More

How to Make Easy Greek Rice Pudding on the Stovetop

Looking for creamy rice pudding? Why not try this easy Greek rice pudding, a simple recipe you can make on the stovetop. And, you can make it in advance and then just leave to chill in the refrigerator, making it very convenient if you have guests. It’s also a gluten free rice pudding which delivers a creamy result! I researched the background and history to Greek rice pudding and I was surprised. Do you know how popular creamy rice puddings … Read More

Spanish Garlic Prawns: A Simple Garlic Butter Shrimp Recipe

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Simple to prepare and just fabulous as part of a Spanish themed dinner or tapas set, you will love these Spanish garlic prawns. Do you call them shrimp or prawns? As you can see from the title of this recipe I have a foot in both camps so I am using the 2 words interchangeably today. But honestly, who cares? These shellfish are popular throughout the world and rightly so. In addition to this garlic shrimp recipe, we also discuss the … Read More

Quick and Easy Bananas Foster Australian Style

An easy bananas foster recipe with a twist. Add two of Australia’s favorite ingredients, macadamia nuts and Bundaberg Rum for a tropical taste from Down Under. Our easy bananas foster recipe is inspired by our recent visit to  town of Bundaberg in Queensland. Bundaberg and its surrounds, with its idyllic river and beaches is famous for the growing of bananas, macadamia nuts and the home of Bundaberg Rum -affectionately known as Bundy! (Yes, we shorten everything in Australia.) The famous, … Read More

Celebrate Alaskan Cuisine with Pasta and Smoked Salmon

Celebrate Alaskan Cuisine with Pasta and Smoked Salmon with Vodka Cream Sauce Here is a quick and delicious pasta dish to celebrate all that is good with Alaskan cuisine. Honestly, if you want a meal on the table in well less than 20 minutes, pasta with smoked salmon is just the dish for you. We have the magnificent scenery and food of the Alaskan Inside Passage and the staff of the Emerald Princess cruise ship to thank for today’s recipe … Read More

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