Month: February 2012

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp | TheSaucyCulinarian.com

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

I came across this recipe by the Barefoot Contessa on FoodNetwork.com when I was looking for a way to combine strawberries and rhubarb for Alex, since he had never tried that combination before.  We decided to pick up all of the produce…

Beef Stew | TheSaucyCulinarian.com

Beef Stew

My mother came across this recipe online, it belongs to Emeril Lagasse, and it is the best beef stew I have ever had.  It is a wonderful crock pot recipe, and is almost torturous with the wonderful aroma it fills your home with…

Tuna Noodle Casserole | TheSaucyCulinarian.com

Tuna Noodle Casserole

This creamy, rich casserole is one of my favorites to make, particularly because it is very adjustable; you can switch out most of the ingredients for personal preference or to add in additional flavor, and you won’t mess it up.  It is…

Split Pea Soup | TheSaucyCulinarian.com

Split Pea Soup

A fall and winter favorite of mine.  Warm, smooth, and creamy, a perfect “comfort food.”  I found this recipe on Cooking.com when looking for something to make in our Dutch oven we received as a Christmas gift.  It was the first split…

Kitchen Must-Have: Pepper Grinder | www.TheSaucyCulinarian.com

Pepper Grinder

A very important item to have in any kitchen.  Fresh ground pepper adds amazing flavor, fragrance and a bit of spice to any dish, versus the ground black pepper you buy at the store in a package.  There are a few varieties…

Kitchen Must-Have: Le Creuset Dutch Oven | www.TheSaucyCulinarian.com

Le Creuset Dutch Oven

The original crock pot (pronounced “lay crew-say”).  This modern version of the old Dutch oven is designed for stove-top or oven cooking.  This enamel-coated cast-iron beauty works wonders with long, slow cooking methods; a perfect cooking vessel for roasts, stews and casseroles.   I am partial…

Kitchen Must-Have: Fruit Basket| TheSaucyCulinarian.com

Fruit Basket

I am such a fan of the fruit basket.  It adds beautiful color and freshness to any kitchen.  I also love having healthy snacks at an arm’s reach.  These days, there are no limits to the styles, colors and materials used to…

Kitchen Must-Have: Salt Keeper | TheSaucyCulinarian.com

Salt Keeper

This little guy’s permanent home is right next to my stove for easy accessibility while cooking.  I prefer to keep kosher salt in mine, but you can keep any kind of salt in it.  The specific kind pictured to the right is…

Kitchen Must-Have: Crock Pot | TheSaucyCulinarian.com

The Crock-Pot

What a wonderful, time-saving, and ease-adding invention the Crock-Pot is.  The versatility and range of sizes are what I like best.  With the ease of its “set it and forget it” capability, the Crock-Pot allows you to make incredible home-cooked meals without having…

Restaurant Recommendation: Casa Orozco, Dublin, CA | TheSaucyCulinarian.com

Casa Orozco: Dublin

Mexican food.  Tied at first place with sushi as my favorite food.  It’s just delicious.  The flavors, the textures, it fills you up (due to it normally being pretty high in fat, hence, most of the flavor), you can’t seem to stop…