Michelle’s Marvelous Margaritas

I think I really discovered a love for margaritas while living out west near the Mexican border. Back in those days, you could cross the border with a Driver’s license. We spent many Sundays in a small border town having amazing margaritas. Here is my reconstruction of those sunny days. I am a purist, it…

Bolognese

We fell in love with this super simple dish while watching Stanley Tucci discovers Italy. It is nightshade free ( no tomato) and can be gluten free. It is absolutely delicious in its rustic presentation and pretty quick to make so it goes in my 30 minute meals when made with prepared pasta. Enjoy! INGREDIENTS:…

American-Irish Guinness Stew

INGREDIENTS: 2 tbsp olive oil 2 lb beef stew meat (chuck or roast)  3 garlic cloves , minced 1 sweet onion, chopped 6 oz bacon, diced 3 tbsp cornstarch 2  11 oz bottles of Guinness Stout (not GF) 4 tbsp  Worcestershire (not NSF) 3 cups beef broth  2 medium carrots , peeled and sliced on a bias 1 inch thick 2 large celery stalks , sliced on a bias 1…

Corn and Crab Chowder

We are enjoying rare snowfall in Tennessee. Cold weather screams for soups. Tonight I am finishing up crab from Valentines Day dinner in my own version of a chowder. This one is not night shade free although it is gluten and cow dairy free. INGREDIENTS: 4 tablespoons olive oil 3/ 4 a cup of diced…

Garlic Smashed Potatoes

These are so easy and so delicious. It is a wonderful alternative to baked potatoes or mashed potatoes. They are almost like the best parts of a potato skin appetizer. Add bacon, chives or sour cream for a divine app! INGREDIENTS: 1 dozen yellow baby potatoes 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 cloves garlic, pressed 1…