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Improve Your Nachos Game

Improve Your Nachos Game

If your looking to improve your nachos beyond a scatter of tri-angled-shaped corn chips on a plate...

Week Night Paella

Week Night Paella

We love paella, and we usually have to  wait for a weekend with nothing to do but work through all...

Vegetarian Thanksgiving

Vegetarian Thanksgiving

Our vegetarian and vegan friends are often hard-pressed at the Thanksgiving table.  Since holiday...

Asian Lychee Martini

Asian Lychee Martini

Try out this slightly exotic, slightly sweet, slightly spicy, slightly savory cocktail - and be...

Spiced Nigerian Rib Eye

Spiced Nigerian Rib Eye

Photo courtesy of Wall Street Journal, Kitty Greenwald Oct. 10, 2019 We were so excited to see...

Kentucky Bourbon Fajitas!

Kentucky Bourbon Fajitas!

Fajitas are that fun entree to order out at your favorite Mexican restaurant. The drama of the...

Fig Bourbon Compote

Fig Bourbon Compote

We took a few boxes to make a fig simple syrup that we use for making our Wintertime version of a...

Fig Bourbon Compote

Fig Bourbon Compote

Fresh figs are sometimes hard to find, and have a fairly short season. But when we find them, we...

Pomegranate Gravy

Pomegranate Gravy

Why use the same old turkey/chicken gravy when you can use this easy, quick recipe for a fun...

Diet with Paleo or Veggie?

Diet with Paleo or Veggie?

Paleo or vegetarian? It’s a hard choice when trying to lose some weight, and wanting to maintain a...

Korean Braised Beef Ribs

Korean Braised Beef Ribs

Korean braised beef ribs (Kalbi) are slightly spicy, slightly sweet, full of umami, and are easy...

It’s Taco Tuesday!

It’s Taco Tuesday!

Ever since we saw the Lego Movie, we've been celebrating Taco Tuesday.  First, because it's fun. ...

Mini-Eggplant Recipe

Mini-Eggplant Recipe

We found these little beauties at our local farmer's market this weekend, and we had to come up...

Simple Pulled Chicken

Simple Pulled Chicken

A favorite at any party, tail-gate, or picnic is pulled meat - chicken, pork, beef, or even lamb. ...

Revisiting Sangiovese

Revisiting Sangiovese

We were really happy to see one of our favorite wine writers - Lettie Teague from Wall Street...

Tailgate Wine Pairings

Tailgate Wine Pairings

Even though there is nothing like watching football with a great brew in hand, you don't need to...

Serious Foodie Meat Chili

Serious Foodie Meat Chili

Chili is a favorite of pot-luck parties, and tailgate parties, or simmering dish that makes the...

Slaw Is Not Just Cabbage

Slaw Is Not Just Cabbage

Coleslaw is found at almost every outdoor meal - but mostly it's the typical soggy...

Our Popcorn Obsession

Our Popcorn Obsession

Obsessed. With. Popcorn. And it's probably a good thing. Along with many others, the Serious...

Easy Party Foods

Easy Party Foods

We assembled a collection of quick & delicious appetizers for any party - tailgating, dinner...

Easy Gourmet Salad Recipes

Easy Gourmet Salad Recipes

We've worked hard to put together a series of salad recipes that you can use any time: parties,...

West African Paradise Shrimp

West African Paradise Shrimp

Grains of Paradise looks and tastes a little bit like a standard black peppercorn, except.... This...

The Best Pizza Wine

The Best Pizza Wine

The weekend Wall Street Journal had a great article by the brilliant Lettie Teague – she always has something new and interesting to say about wines, always brings in experts in the field, and never seems pretentious about drinking wine.

Test recipe

Test recipe

Testing this recipe.  So this is what I'm going to say - try this recipe.  It's good stuff.  If...

Demo Recipe

Demo Recipe

Use this like normal post content. The recipe will automatically be included at the end of the...

Grilled Mango Chicken

Grilled Mango Chicken

We like simple - especially if we get delicious and elegant at the same time.  The Serious Foodie...

A Great Zucchini Recipe

A Great Zucchini Recipe

August and September seem to be zucchini month.  The farmer's markets, local stores, and our own...

Versatile Vinaigrettes

Versatile Vinaigrettes

Vinaigrettes are simple, flavorful, and versatile sauces. We use them over grilled and smoked...

Easy Vietnamese Noodle Bowl

Easy Vietnamese Noodle Bowl

There is nothing like the color, flavor, crunchy, and fresh simplicity of a Vietnamese stir fry...

Korean BBQ Shrimp Stir Fry

Korean BBQ Shrimp Stir Fry

One of our newest additions to the Serious Foodie sauce line is an authentic Lemon/Garlic Korean...

Huevos Rancheros – Serious Foodie  Style

Huevos Rancheros – Serious Foodie Style

There is nothing like the classic Southwest/Mexican breakfast, huevos rancheros (which simply means “ranch eggs”).  It is one of those simple, elegant dishes that should be easy to do at home.

Roasted Stuffed Eggplant with Lamb and Pine Nuts

Roasted Stuffed Eggplant with Lamb and Pine Nuts

While browsing at one of our favorite grocery stores – Oakes Farms Market in Naples – we came across the most amazingly beautiful Sicilian eggplants. Plump, large, and brightly colored, we knew we had to find something fun to do with these delights. 

Corned Beef with Guinness Zabaglione

Corned Beef with Guinness Zabaglione

While planning our annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner, we were trying to figure out how to combine our two favorites of the day:  corned beef and Guinness Stout.

Pasta with Romesco Sauce

Italians call Romesco sauce a Spanish pesto – while the Spanish would call pesto a Spanish...