April 2011

Let’s take a step back in time and review what I posted on Cooking a year ago. Kind of fun? Well I thought so and when I looked it up I actually started craving the stuffed chicken breast as I can still remember how juicy it tasted. So I decided to make it all over [...]


Chew This… and Smile

by zesty on April 27, 2011 · 2 comments

Ever have leftover food and not know what to do with it? I had some beef shank left over from last week sitting in the fridge and I wanted to use it up.  I thought what better way then to make a beef sandwich.  Exactly what I did. How about fresh cheese baguette, tender beef, [...]


Hop Hop – Easter Bunny Cake

by zesty on April 25, 2011 · 2 comments

I am tired. Happy Monday morning to you and I hope you had a good Easter vacation.  We had a family potluck and we along with a Cooking-in law were in charge of dessert/cake.  The decision was to prepare a bunny cake and let Cooking juniors decorate the cake in true Cooking style. I think [...]


I was craving coconut! When I am craving something it is kind of like a 3 year old wanting the toy in the very bottom of the toy box that nobody can see or find but the kid knows it is in there.  I pretty much need whatever I am craving or I get a [...]


Zesty Pasta in 11 Minutes or Less

by zesty on April 18, 2011 · 1 comment

Happy Monday morning to you.  Or let’s at least hope it is a happy Monday.  It’s Easter week which is kind of exciting, shortened work week, chocolate everywhere and a bunny will be hopping by the house soon enough.  Ever not feel like making dinner and ordering out but you don’t want to order out [...]

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It’s A Beef Shank!

by zesty on April 15, 2011 · 2 comments

As I was walking down the meat section in the supermarket, two beef shanks were literally screaming my name…. Cooking Cooking, take me home and slow cook me.  I thought to myself, slow cooked beef shank on Thursday would be great.  I prepared these yesterday morning around 7:00 am with a quick sear on the [...]


Pulled Pork Lasagna

by zesty on April 11, 2011 · 4 comments

Ever have lasagna with pulled pork?  I didn’t until a while ago when I made the pulled pork for the potluck I thought it would be a good idea.  A good idea indeed!  I loved it.  The tenderness of the pork matched up smoothness of the cheese and the texture of the noodles was a [...]


Steamed Halibut in a Tinfoil Pouch

by zesty on April 6, 2011 · 4 comments

Want fish?  How about steamed fish with vegetables and no mess to clean up?  Yeah, now I got your attention.  So last night I knew exactly what I wanted to make for supper.  I have been stewing about it for a few days and was curious how the flavor combination would work out. For the [...]


Easy Bouillabaisse

by zesty on April 4, 2011 · 3 comments

It’s a new day! A new week!  And guess what?  The sun is out.  Whooo Hoooo.  Ok Ok enough of me being silly I have something very fun to share with you today.  A simple recipe that will warm you from the inside out with packs of flavor.  It always seems the simple things in [...]


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