Category Archives: Daring Cooks

Oct 14

Do you Moo Shu? (Daring Cooks)

I think I’ve only had Moo Shu once from a Chinese restaurant.  MAYBE twice.  It’s just not a dish that I’m much into.  So when this month’s Daring Cooks challenge was announced, I was excited and thought maybe this would … Continue reading

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Sep 14

Jewish Penicillin (Daring Cooks)

Another month, another Daring Cooks challenge.  As soon as I read this one, I knew what I’d be making…a dish that I hadn’t made in a while, one that I could easily call my Jewish pasta e fagioli.   It’s homecooking, … Continue reading

Posted in chicken, Daring Cooks, main dishes, soup | 5 Comments
Jul 14

Daring Cooks: Homemade Pasta

It’s been a while since I made homemade pasta. Good thing I have Daring Cooks to keep me in check. Our hostess Steph gave us this video to follow along as a guideline. My shape of choice was pappardelle. I … Continue reading

Posted in Daring Cooks, Italian, main dishes, pasta | 10 Comments
Jun 14

Daring Cooks: Healthy Potato Salad

I was very excited when this month’s Daring Cooks challenge was announced, because I knew immediately how I’d go about it.  We were asked to make a delicious and healthy potato salad, and right away I knew I’d be using … Continue reading

Posted in Daring Cooks, make ahead, potatoes, salad, side dishes | 8 Comments
May 15

Daring Cooks: Chicken & Sausage Gumbo

I still can’t believe I’ve never been to New Orleans.  And if you know me, you probably are wondering the same thing.  Must.schedule.SOON!  The food alone is worth the trip.  I could eat Cajun cuisine every day. Frank and I … Continue reading

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Apr 14

Daring Cooks: Edible Containers

I had a pretty unique idea for this Daring Cooks challenge right from the get-go, and of course, never found the time to execute it.  Had I remembered that a contest was involved this month (see details at the end … Continue reading

Posted in bacon, breakfast, cheddar, Daring Cooks, eggs, QuickAndEasy | 12 Comments
Mar 15

Daring Cooks: Papas Rellenas

The challenge for Daring Cooks this month was a great one – Ceviche and Papas Rellenas (Peruvian Style).  We have a small Peruvian restaurant near us that we go to occasionally and always are happy with the food.  It’s warm, … Continue reading

Posted in beef, Daring Cooks, main dishes, potatoes | 9 Comments
Feb 14

Daring Cooks: Stepping Out Of My Comfort Zone

Part of the reason I started this blog two months ago was to push myself out of my comfort zone by preparing dishes I wouldn’t normally even consider.  That’s the main reason I joined Daring Cooks, and this month was … Continue reading

Posted in asparagus, Daring Cooks, green beans, Japanese, mushrooms, pasta, yams | 11 Comments