Pappa’s Paella

Pappa’s Paella

This paella recipe can be made with mixed seafood or chicken and chorizo. My Dad makes this on the barbeque using a traditional paella pan but you can make it on the stove using a large cast iron frying pan (which is what I happen 

Fresh Salmon Cakes

Fresh Salmon Cakes

These salmon cakes are the product of salmon fillets from Skipper Otto that I bought just before the holidays thinking I was going to make a tonne of gravlax…nope, didn’t get to it. So, now I’m playing with ways to use up eight rather large 

Turkey Croquettes

Turkey Croquettes

Turkey croquettes are a great way to use up leftover turkey and mashed potatoes. This recipe is adapted (with thanks) from the Baked Turkey Croquettes recipe from Skinnytaste.com. Ingredients 2 cups cooked leftover turkey, minced fine 1 cup mashed potatoes – left overs or boil 

Nordic Accord Meatballs

Nordic Accord Meatballs

Nordic accord meatballs are a mash up of Finnish, Swedish and Norwegian meatballs. My mom couldn’t decide which recipe to follow so she took the best bits from each and put them altogether in one. We serve our meatballs with my Mummu’s onion and mushroom 

Ras el Hanout Baked Moroccan Chicken

Ras el Hanout Baked Moroccan Chicken

For this Moroccan chicken I used the marinade for grilled Moroccan Chicken (but left the skin on and upped the garlic) and make a rack of sliced onions sprinkled with sumac olives to bake instead of grill (no BBQ). Ingredients 4 chicken legs (skin on), 

Black Bean Sliders

Black Bean Sliders

This recipe is a take on my Mom’s recipe. Like her, I have “difficulties” following recipes so I’ve adapted it a bit. Ingredients 1 chopped yellow onion 1 Tbsp olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 8 0z sliced mushrooms 1 C toasted walnuts 1.5 C 

Beef Bourguignon in the Slow Cooker

Beef Bourguignon in the Slow Cooker

This Beef Bourguignon is a mishmash of recipes I looked at on the web including great options from Dinnerthendessert, Therecipecritic, and Sommelierschoiceawards (because I was using a Cab Sav). It’s a cold and rainy New Year’s Eve and I thought having something simmering in the 

Paleo Swedish Meatballs

Paleo Swedish Meatballs

These paleo Swedish meatballs are mix of Healthy Swedish Meatballs from 40 Aprons and Dairy Free Swedish Meatballs from The Castaway Kitchen. I mixed the two recipes and baked them rather than fry them. Ingredients 1 lb meatball mix (beef, pork and veal) or just 

Vegetable Strudel in Puff Pastry

Vegetable Strudel in Puff Pastry

A crisper drawer full of veggies crying to be used, puff pastry, and dinner guests, one of whom has gone vegetarian (no judgment here). What to do? I settled on making a vegetable strudel with goat cheese in puff pastry. I used this recipe from 

Cuban Pork Roast de Julio Montero

Cuban Pork Roast de Julio Montero

This recipe arrives on the blog courtesy of my friend and salsa instructor Julio Montero. This year, we co-hosted a party for the lovely people who took salsa classes with Julio and he treated us to Cuban pork roast. If you’ve got a crowd of