My Best Baklava

Baklava Baklava!  This is one of those recipes that I originally saw on a TV show, and adjusted to my particular taste so I can’t say that this is completely original, but really, baklava is only a few ingredients so how many recipes can possibly be original? I’m picky about Baklava, I don’t really care … More My Best Baklava


Chicken, Chorizo and Shrimp Paella My cooking club had a Tapa’s night and one of the dishes I made was Paella.  A traditional rice dish made with short grain rice and regional ingredients, Paella is a main course entrée that can be vegetarian, seafood, pork, chicken, rabbits, snails, or any combination you desire.  Paella utilizes rice … More Paella

Cream Cheese Pie

Add Topping to My Cream Cheese Pie Recently I was planning on making a large, New York Style cheese cake for a party we had been invited to.  A cheese cake this size needs some planning as it takes a while to put together, bake in a water bath, cool, etc.  Unfortunately, I found out … More Cream Cheese Pie

Smoked Mushroom Salad

Smoked Mushroom Salad While at the Palomino Restaurant and Grill in Westwood recently, Scott and I had a wonderful Smoked Mushroom Salad.   Who’d have thought to smoke mushrooms?  Could be the Palomino just stumbled on this wonderfulness as their grill is fired with walnut hardwood or they have a clever chef.  In any case, smoking … More Smoked Mushroom Salad