Kicked Up Barley Not in a Stew

by zesty on January 9, 2012 · 3 comments

Happy Monday!  Hope you had a good weekend.  I wanted to share with you a simple side dish that can replace your normal run of the mill grains such as rice or pasta.  I find, for me anyway we tend to get in a rut of only choosing rice and pasta as our grains.  I [...]


Spicy Mushroom and Tomato Pasta

by zesty on October 31, 2011 · 5 comments

Happy Halloween!!  Sorry for the rush in the day but i have 17 things to do this morning and only about 45 minutes to do it.  Including getting my costume on for work.  Depending how I look I may share a photo or two on Wednesday! OK OK – the weekend is over and it [...]


A Spinach Mushroom Pasta

by zesty on June 3, 2011 · 16 comments

Hitting you up wit a re post today as I am away from home for today and the weekend. Some things will never change.  I will continue to cook fun, easy and idiot proof recipes for you to “hopefully” enjoy and document them along the way with pictures to aide in your at home preparation.  [...]


Holiday { Omelet } Monday

by zesty on May 23, 2011 · 1 comment

It’s Victoria Day in Canada.  That means three things: No work. Yard work. Blog work. I am off today and spending time with the family, Mrs Cooking just returned home last night after being gone for 5 days.  She ran the 1/2 marathon in Halifax and did a great job.  Today we are trying to [...]

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Welcome to 2011

by zesty on January 3, 2011 · 4 comments

Welcome to 2011.  I hope you had a wonderful new year celebration with your family and friends.  As I sit here in the dining room preparing this post and I look back on the holidays…. I feel like I have gained 10 lbs – oh wait maybe I actually did.  The amount of food and [...]


Grilled Quesadillas w/ Bacon

by zesty on July 21, 2010 · 3 comments

Hello from Charleston, West Virginia.  Yesterday was a busy day in Mississippi and right after the client meetings I drove back from Tupelo to Birmingham Alabama to fly out of this morning.  The flight times just worked out a little better from Birmingham than Memphis. Right after the client meetings we decided to take a [...]


Penne Pasta in a Hurry

by zesty on July 5, 2010 · 1 comment

Happy Monday and Happy Belated birthday to my US neighbors. This week is action packed on the Cooking front with 7 blog consulting gigs to finish, work work, HugeCookinging, soccer and some chores outside to stay on top of before I am on vacation next week.  Did I tell you we rented a 36′ [...]

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New Years Gala Assorted Toasts

by zesty on January 4, 2010 · 15 comments

Ok, where do I start.  The New Years eve gala was nothing short of amazing.  When you see the food line up I think you will agree.  On top of all the food the night included some adult beverages, some funny board games ( FART and Apple to Apples ) as well as some great [...]


Fridge Leftovers… Plus Eggs

by zesty on November 27, 2009 · 6 comments

Happy Friday!  Sorry for the delay in posting.  I actually never had time to write last night as we were at the house until 11:00pm prepping the upstairs for the painter today.  Progress is moving along and things are starting to take shape.  We picked out some plumbing fixtures today which are in stock… whoo [...]


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