Asian

Easy Shrimp Pad Thai

Easy Shrimp Pad Thai

This Easy Shrimp Pad Thai recipe is just that…easy!  But that at all means it comes up short and…

Authentic General Tso's Chicken

Authentic General Tso’s Chicken

I love everything about Authentic General Tso’s Chicken.   I’ve been working with various recipes for a long time,…

Chinese Pot Stickers

Chinese Pot Stickers

These Chinese Pot Stickers are probably the Loon’s favorite Chinese appetizer.  They have a pork, mushroom and cabbage filling…

Ginger-Soy Dipping Sauce

Ginger-Soy Dipping Sauce

This Ginger-Soy Dipping Sauce is so flavorful, and the perfect accompaniment with your favorite dumpling…like Chinese Pot Stickers!  So…

Teriyaki Chicken Wings

Teriyaki Chicken Wings

These Teriyaki Chicken Wings are always the first to go when I serve them at parties or on game-day….

Appetizers

Arancini

Arancini (Italian Rice Balls)

This Arancini recipe for Italian Rice Balls is one of our all-time favorites.  There is just something so tantalizingly…

Crab and Spinach Dumplings

Crab and Spinach Dumplings

These Crab and Spinach Dumplings are so light and are complimented perfectly with a white butter, or beurre blanc,…

Marinated Olives

Marinated Olives

These Marinated Olives are so incredibly simple to put together, and yet the flavors are so fresh and delicious….

Grilled Buffalo Shrimp

Grilled Buffalo Shrimp

Grilled Buffalo Shrimp:  Oh, we just love everything about these!  Grilling, shrimp, skewers, Buffalo-style, homemade blue cheese…how can you…

Roasted Pepper Topping

Roasted Pepper Topping

We just love bruschetta.  It is so versatile, and the perfect start to a dinner party or a quiet…

Breads and Doughs

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Bacon Parmesan Cheese Puffs

This Incredible Bacon Parmesan Cheese Puffs recipe is so amazing on so many levels.  These make the most amazing…

Homemade Flour Tortillas!

Homemade Flour Tortillas

Homemade Flour Tortillas are just pure comfort.  Most of my favorite Mexican and TexMex recipes use corn tortillas, but…

Homemade Orange Sweet Rolls

Homemade Orange Sweet Rolls

These Homemade Orange Sweet Rolls are heavenly.  Fluffy, sweet and bursting with bright orange flavor.   Make a batch…

Blueberry Almond Coffee Cake

Blueberry Almond Coffee Cake

This Blueberry Almond Coffee Cake is the perfect morning treat.  Make yourself a delicious cup of hot coffee and…

Jelly and Custard Doughnuts

Jelly and Custard Doughnuts

These Jelly and Custard Doughnuts will blow you away at how delicious they are.  Wesley had a hard time…

Homemade Dinner Rolls

Homemade Dinner Rolls

Is there anything much more homey and comforting the Homemade Dinner Rolls?  I think not.   These are so…

Cajun

Classic Sazerac Cocktail

Sazerac Cocktail

This Sazerac Cocktail is a New Orleans classic drink.  Wesley says it’s NOLA’s version of an Old Fashioned.  Well,…

Southern Crab Beignets

Southern Crab Beignets

It’s hard to find the words to describe how delicious these Southern Crab Beignets are.  Crunchy on the outside with…

Fried Catfish Po-Boy

Fried Catfish Po-Boy

Boy, oh boy, oh Po-Boy!  We’re talking Fried Catfish Po-Boy!! Nothing screams N’awlins more than a Po’Boy, and fried catfish…

New Orleans Red Beans and Rice

New Orleans Red Beans and Rice

There is just something so satisfying about New Orleans Red Beans and Rice.  Deep in flavor with a little…

Cajun Chicken and Rice

Cajun Chicken and Rice

Cajun Chicken and Rice has always been a favorite at our house.   There’s a little Cajun spice to…

Cajun Pasta Salad

Cajun Pasta Salad

Nothing spells Summer much more than a good outdoor BBQ.  And the best BBQ’s have amazing side dishes.  …

Cele-Brunch

Best-Ever Chicken Salad

This Best-Ever Chicken Salad is really the perfect go-to chicken salad for sandwiches or on top of a green…

Homemade Orange Sweet Rolls

Homemade Orange Sweet Rolls

These Homemade Orange Sweet Rolls are heavenly.  Fluffy, sweet and bursting with bright orange flavor.   Make a batch…

Pan Bagnat

Pan Bagnat

This Pan Bagnat takes us back to the French coast along the Mediterranean Sea.  So fresh and just teaming…

Blueberry Almond Coffee Cake

Blueberry Almond Coffee Cake

This Blueberry Almond Coffee Cake is the perfect morning treat.  Make yourself a delicious cup of hot coffee and…

Jelly and Custard Doughnuts

Jelly and Custard Doughnuts

These Jelly and Custard Doughnuts will blow you away at how delicious they are.  Wesley had a hard time…

Comfort At Its Best

Easy Shrimp Pad Thai

Easy Shrimp Pad Thai

This Easy Shrimp Pad Thai recipe is just that…easy!  But that at all means it comes up short and…

How to Make Pork Milanese

How to Make Pork Milanese

This Classic Pork Milanese is one of the simplest dishes in all of Italian cuisine, but it is truly…

Arancini

Arancini (Italian Rice Balls)

This Arancini recipe for Italian Rice Balls is one of our all-time favorites.  There is just something so tantalizingly…

cheese puff 1-2

Bacon Parmesan Cheese Puffs

This Incredible Bacon Parmesan Cheese Puffs recipe is so amazing on so many levels.  These make the most amazing…

Baked Ziti 1-2

Best-Ever Baked Ziti

I know it’s quite a claim to call this Best-Ever Baked Ziti recipe the best ever, but wait until…

Fried Fish Sandwich

Fantastic Fried Fish Sandwich

This Fantastic Fried Fish Sandwich is such a classic sandwich.  Simply bread some cod with lightly seasoned Panko bread crumbs,…

Classic Gnocchi and Pesto

Classic Gnocchi and Pesto

Classic Gnocchi and Pesto has been a favorite of ours ever since we moved to New York City in…

Delectable Desserts

Classic Snickerdoodle Cookies

Classic Snickerdoodle Cookies

Of all the cookies in all of the world, Classic Snickerdoodle Cookies are hands-down the Loon’s most-favorite cookie.  …

Creamy Salted Caramel Ice Cream

Creamy Salted Caramel Ice Cream

This Creamy Salted Caramel Ice Cream is so decadently delicious, especially during the dog days of summer!  (We love…

Summer Fruit Crisp

Summer Fruit Crisps

These Summer Fruit Crisps are the perfect dessert using fresh fruit from your favorite farmer’s market.  Use whatever fruit…

Homemade Orange Sweet Rolls

Homemade Orange Sweet Rolls

These Homemade Orange Sweet Rolls are heavenly.  Fluffy, sweet and bursting with bright orange flavor.   Make a batch…

Heath Bar Fudge Brownies

Heath Bar Fudge Brownies

Heath Bar Fudge Brownies – What more needs to be said?  Decadent?  Yes.  Rich?  Yes. Unbelievably gooey?  Yes. Insanely…

S'Mores Pie

S’Mores Pie

If you love gooey, chocolatey, marshmellowy, graham crackery S’mores…you’re going to flip for this S’Mores Pie.  It’s all the…

How To Make Homemade Pumpkin Pie

Classic Pumpkin Pie

Classic Pumpkin Pie, of course, is the ubiquitous dessert served during the holiday season.   But we’re here to…

Entrees

How to Make Pork Milanese

How to Make Pork Milanese

This Classic Pork Milanese is one of the simplest dishes in all of Italian cuisine, but it is truly…

Grilled Chicken Salad recipe

Amazing Grilled Chicken Salad

This Amazing Grilled Chicken Salad recipe is as beautiful in presentation as it is scrumptious in flavor.  Set this show-stopper…

Authentic General Tso's Chicken

Authentic General Tso’s Chicken

I love everything about Authentic General Tso’s Chicken.   I’ve been working with various recipes for a long time,…

Stuffed Flank Steak

Stuffed Flank Steak

This Argentine-Style Stuffed Flank Steak is a real treat.  This is something to make on a special occasion, such…

Pasta alla Norma

Pasta alla Norma

Pasta alla Norma is one of those Italian pasta dishes that is just so perfect in so many ways….

Mahi Mahi Tacos

Amazing Mahi Mahi Tacos

Oh, how I just love Mahi Mahi Tacos.  I love to grill them on my new indoor smokeless grill….

Pasta Pomodoro

Pasta Pomodoro

There is just something so perfectly Italian about Pasta Pomodoro.  It’s not pretentious, yet it explodes with taste.  It…

Italian

How to Make Pork Milanese

How to Make Pork Milanese

This Classic Pork Milanese is one of the simplest dishes in all of Italian cuisine, but it is truly…

Arancini

Arancini (Italian Rice Balls)

This Arancini recipe for Italian Rice Balls is one of our all-time favorites.  There is just something so tantalizingly…

Baked Ziti 1-2

Best-Ever Baked Ziti

I know it’s quite a claim to call this Best-Ever Baked Ziti recipe the best ever, but wait until…

Classic Gnocchi and Pesto

Classic Gnocchi and Pesto

Classic Gnocchi and Pesto has been a favorite of ours ever since we moved to New York City in…

Pasta alla Norma

Pasta alla Norma

Pasta alla Norma is one of those Italian pasta dishes that is just so perfect in so many ways….

Roasted Pepper Topping

Roasted Pepper Topping

We just love bruschetta.  It is so versatile, and the perfect start to a dinner party or a quiet…

Kitchen Essentials

Choosing a Spiralizer

Choosing a Spiralizer

Have you joined in the spiralizer craze yet?  Well, if not, but you want to, Choosing a Spiralizer is…

Sous Vide

The Sous Vide Cooking Method

The Sous Vide Cooking Method is literally a way of cooking meats and vegetables that is like nothing I’ve…

Shrimp / Crab Stock

Shrimp / Crab Stock

Shrimp / Crab Stock adds amazing depth and flavor to anything from gumbo, cioppino, fish chowder and so much…

Homemade Dinner Rolls

Homemade Dinner Rolls

Is there anything much more homey and comforting the Homemade Dinner Rolls?  I think not.   These are so…

perfect Popcorn

Yep...these are Popcorn S'Mores Bars.  Kid and Loon Friendly!

Awesome Popcorn S’Mores Bars

Yep.  That’s what these are…popcorn s’mores bars.   Serve these with a cold glass of milk…and the kids will…

Pizza

Tomato Cheddar Bacon Pizza Pie-2

Tomato, Cheddar and Bacon Pie

This tomato, cheddar and bacon pie is a must when tomatoes are at their peak.  Heirlooms are the ideal…

Chicago-style deep dish pizza

Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizza

What can we say about Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizza?  Well, honestly, both the Loon and I are crazy about…

Med pizza 2

Mediterranean Pizza

Oh boy…okay…the Loon and I were going out to have dinner tonight, because its a beaufiful night here near…

Pep and Sausage Pizza

The Loon’s Favorite Pizza

Homemade pizza dough and sauce with his favorite toppings (Italian meats, basil and parmesan), makes for a happy Loon……

Sauces Dressing and Dips

Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki Sauce

Homemade Tzatziki Sauce is easy to make and is such a bold, flavorful sauce to go on gyros, salads,…

Roasted Pepper Topping

Roasted Pepper Topping

We just love bruschetta.  It is so versatile, and the perfect start to a dinner party or a quiet…

Ginger-Soy Dipping Sauce

Ginger-Soy Dipping Sauce

This Ginger-Soy Dipping Sauce is so flavorful, and the perfect accompaniment with your favorite dumpling…like Chinese Pot Stickers!  So…

Savory Soups

Grilled Chicken Salad recipe

Amazing Grilled Chicken Salad

This Amazing Grilled Chicken Salad recipe is as beautiful in presentation as it is scrumptious in flavor.  Set this show-stopper…

Spiralized Ratatouille

Spiralized Ratatouille

I love making Spiralized Ratatouile with my new spiralizer!!  If you don’t have a spiralizer, you can find veggies…

Kris' Texas Red

Kris’ Texas Red Chili

Well, I must say, I’m a bit partial to Kris’ Texas Red Chili, because, well, it’s my recipe!!  I’ve…

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

Is there anything more satisfying or comforting that a piping hot bowl of French Onion Soup?   I’m pretty…

How to Make Matzo Ball Soup

Matzo Ball Soup

Matzo Ball Soup has been a favorite of mine ever since I moved to New York City in the…

Cream of Mushroom Soup

How to Make Cream of Mushroom Soup

This Cream of Mushroom Soup is absolutely the most satisfying soup you’ll ever try.  Not too overly creamy.  It’s…

Scrumptious Sides

Spiralized Ratatouille

Spiralized Ratatouille

I love making Spiralized Ratatouile with my new spiralizer!!  If you don’t have a spiralizer, you can find veggies…

Jalapeno-Lime Slaw

Jalapeno-Lime Slaw

This Jalapeno-Lime Slaw is such a nice, simple twist on classic coleslaw.  You can control how much heat goes…

How to Make Swedish Meatballs

How to Make Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs have always been a favorite of ours, especially when we our throwing a party.   Every time…

Seafood

Fried Fish Sandwich

Fantastic Fried Fish Sandwich

This Fantastic Fried Fish Sandwich is such a classic sandwich.  Simply bread some cod with lightly seasoned Panko bread crumbs,…

Crab and Spinach Dumplings

Crab and Spinach Dumplings

These Crab and Spinach Dumplings are so light and are complimented perfectly with a white butter, or beurre blanc,…

Grilled Buffalo Shrimp

Grilled Buffalo Shrimp

Grilled Buffalo Shrimp:  Oh, we just love everything about these!  Grilling, shrimp, skewers, Buffalo-style, homemade blue cheese…how can you…

Pan Bagnat

Pan Bagnat

This Pan Bagnat takes us back to the French coast along the Mediterranean Sea.  So fresh and just teaming…

Mahi Mahi Tacos

Amazing Mahi Mahi Tacos

Oh, how I just love Mahi Mahi Tacos.  I love to grill them on my new indoor smokeless grill….

Oyster Casserole

Oyster Casserole

My grandma used to make Oyster Casserole every Christmas.  I was a pretty young Texan kid at the time,…

Shrimp / Crab Stock

Shrimp / Crab Stock

Shrimp / Crab Stock adds amazing depth and flavor to anything from gumbo, cioppino, fish chowder and so much…

Southern

Homemade Orange Sweet Rolls

Homemade Orange Sweet Rolls

These Homemade Orange Sweet Rolls are heavenly.  Fluffy, sweet and bursting with bright orange flavor.   Make a batch…

Kris' Texas Red

Kris’ Texas Red Chili

Well, I must say, I’m a bit partial to Kris’ Texas Red Chili, because, well, it’s my recipe!!  I’ve…

Oyster Casserole

Oyster Casserole

My grandma used to make Oyster Casserole every Christmas.  I was a pretty young Texan kid at the time,…

Southern Crab Beignets

Southern Crab Beignets

It’s hard to find the words to describe how delicious these Southern Crab Beignets are.  Crunchy on the outside with…

TexMex

Cheeseburger Tacos

Cheeseburger Tacos

One of our favorite places to eat in New York City is Alex Stupak’s El Pastor in the East…

Homemade Flour Tortillas!

Homemade Flour Tortillas

Homemade Flour Tortillas are just pure comfort.  Most of my favorite Mexican and TexMex recipes use corn tortillas, but…

Stuffed Poblanos with Red Sauce

Stuffed Poblanos with Red Sauce

Stuffed Poblanos with Red Sauce are such an amazingly delicious alternative to Chile Rellenos.  The peppers are not fried,…

Easy Tex-Mex Pasta Dinner

Easy Tex-Mex Pasta Dinner

You all know here at H2FaL we love dishes that require a little extra attention in the kitchen.  A…

Mahi Mahi Tacos

Amazing Mahi Mahi Tacos

Oh, how I just love Mahi Mahi Tacos.  I love to grill them on my new indoor smokeless grill….

Thanksgiving

How To Make Homemade Pumpkin Pie

Classic Pumpkin Pie

Classic Pumpkin Pie, of course, is the ubiquitous dessert served during the holiday season.   But we’re here to…

Roasted Root Vegetables with Herbs

Roasted Root Vegetables and Herbs

Roasted Root Vegetables with Herbs is just so simple, earthy, and truly comforting.   Use whatever root veggies you…

These maple braised carrots are amazing with a combo of sweetness of maple combimed with shallots, black pepper and fresh parsley

How to Make Maple Glazed Carrots

How to Make Maple Glazed Carrots are braised in pure maple syrup, along with shallots, butter, black pepper, a…

Maple Orange Cranberry Sauce

Maple Orange Cranberry Sauce

This Maple Orange Cranberry Sauce is absolutely the perfect addition to your holiday table.   I’ll honestly say I’ve…

Homemade Dinner Rolls

Homemade Dinner Rolls

Is there anything much more homey and comforting the Homemade Dinner Rolls?  I think not.   These are so…

Spatchcocked Turkey

Spatchcocked Turkey

Spatchcocked Turkey is a breakthrough technique that actually has been around for quite sometime.  The origins of the technique…

The Loon Favorites

Baked Ziti 1-2

Best-Ever Baked Ziti

I know it’s quite a claim to call this Best-Ever Baked Ziti recipe the best ever, but wait until…

Authentic General Tso's Chicken

Authentic General Tso’s Chicken

I love everything about Authentic General Tso’s Chicken.   I’ve been working with various recipes for a long time,…

Marinated Olives

Marinated Olives

These Marinated Olives are so incredibly simple to put together, and yet the flavors are so fresh and delicious….

Homemade Flour Tortillas!

Homemade Flour Tortillas

Homemade Flour Tortillas are just pure comfort.  Most of my favorite Mexican and TexMex recipes use corn tortillas, but…

Stuffed Flank Steak

Stuffed Flank Steak

This Argentine-Style Stuffed Flank Steak is a real treat.  This is something to make on a special occasion, such…

Stuffed Poblanos with Red Sauce

Stuffed Poblanos with Red Sauce

Stuffed Poblanos with Red Sauce are such an amazingly delicious alternative to Chile Rellenos.  The peppers are not fried,…