Irish Beer and Bacon Muffins

6 slices bacon, chopped 2 cups onions, chopped 3 tsp sugar, divided in half 1/4 tbsp thyme 1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 3/4 cup light lager 2 eggs 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Grease 12 standard muffin tin. Cook bacon in…

Mom’s Kitchen: Grilled Ham Steaks

When I found this recipe, there wasn’t an ingredient list.  I guess she thought it to simple to create one. . Grilled  Ham Steaks Half of a medium size ham steak. Rub will with dry mustard, sprinkle with coarsely ground black pepper and press pepper into the steaks Broil over a grill, turning once. Just before…

Mom’s Kitchen: Roast Beef Hash

One of the wonderful memories I have of Mom’s Kitchen, is the two of us sharing recipes and stories of the history of each recipe.  We would sit and go through her old cookbooks to find secrets.  Some recipes she would type out on cards, some she would just write out in pencil.  This one goes…

New Addition: Pampered Chef

I have always loved the Pampered Chef products!  But, oh boy, do they have they come up with new and better items.  Going through the catalog, I couldn’t believe the new items I can’t wait to try out.  So I decided to take on Pampered Chef again and bring you along for the ride.   We…

Just a note to announce the New Updates to the site!

I been asked over and over to update the site with my e-cookbooks and special menus.  So to please those nagging friends — here we go….. On the main page you will see two new pages.  One is Chef Kim’s cookbooks and a second page for those infamous special menus. All the cookbooks can also…

Holiday Gingerbread

Gingerbread is a Holiday favorite. Made with ginger and treacle is a fabulous dessert served warm with a dap of whipped cream. Treacle is the uncrystallized syrup that is left during sugar refining. It is also known as unsulphured or light molasses in the United States. This cake yields about 12 servings.   2 cups of treacle or unsulphured molasses…

May Parties:  Kentucky Derby Day appetizers and drinks

May is full of opportunities to shine as a “Queen of Entertaining”.  There is Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby just to start the month of entertaining off in the right light – and on the same Saturday. If you have cooking and hosting abilities that leans towards a Latin flair, try your hand…

Cheese-topped guacamole for Cinco de Mayo appetizer

One of the best things about being a food writer and author is trying different recipes and foods from other chefs.  As a fairly decent cook, I love to sample and try to duplicate recipes and dishes.  Sometimes it works and sometimes it does not.   The recipe I am featuring in this post was so…

Memories of Times Past and German Beef Rouladen

It has been a while and a lot has happen.  Mainly, my Mom and the greatest inspiration of my life has passed a way.  I had taken a break to care for her just after reorganizing my blog and cookbooks.  And now it is time to make her proud! She has always inspired me to…