Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry

Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry

This Chinese classic is given a bit of a Thai kick…but the flavors of this dish will really make you happy.  Serve with a…

Jambalaya with shrimp, chicken and smoked ham

Authentic Jambalaya with Shrimp, Chicken and Smoked Ham

Happy Mardi Gras! Wow.  I’ve been working on this recipe for years.  Both me and the Loon think it really explodes with N’oleans goodness….

Classic Penne Alla Vodka

Classic Penne Alla Vodka

Classic Penne All Vodka: This dish is one of mine and the Loon’s all-time favorite.  Be sure to use home-made marinara, it really makes…

Brisket with black peppercorns and garlic

Spicy Slow-Roasted Brisket

Be prepared for your home to smell amazing once you get this dish underway. We love to set the slow cooker on low…about midnight…and then…

Roasted Chicken with Lemon, Garlic and White wine

Roasted Chicken With Lemon, Garlic and White Wine

In the words of my dad, Jerry Longwell, this will make your eyes light up and your tummy say ‘Howdy!’.   I think this…

Cajun baked shrimp

Cajun Baked Shrimp

Serve these gems with Cajun Dirty Rice and grilled andouille sausage…and boy oh boy…this is New Orleans’ cuisine at its best. Cajun Baked Shrimp…


Seared Scallops with Asparagus

Oh, this is just wonderful.   I can’t say enough about this dish.  It’s so good.  Cook the scallops until nicely browned and crisp…

Authentic TexMex Beef Tacos

Authentic TexMex Beef Tacos

Okay…I love making things the Loon loves to eat…but these are my all-time favorite!   I trim about a half inch (use a pizza…

rustic lasagna with fresh spinach pasta and bolognese sauce

Rustic Bolognese Lasagna With Fresh Spinach Pasta

This is probably my most classic dish: Rustic Bolognese Lasagna with Fresh Spinach Pasta.  I have been making some variation of lasagna for me…

Veal Marsala

Veal Marsala

This can be made with chicken or veal.  Tenderize the meat between two sturdy freezer bags until thin scaloppini thin meat (between a 1/8…