Beef and Potato Tacos

Beef and Potato Tacos - slider

Beef and Potato Tacos are a quick and easy family recipe, using Ore-Ida Shredded Hash Browns or Diced Hash Brown Potatoes. When I was younger, my sister, Danielle, went to dinner at her boyfriend's house. When she came home, she told my mom and dad that his mom had made tacos for dinner, but that they didn't make taco the way our family made tacos. They made their tacos with potato in them. This was the first time my parents had heard of such a thing...potatoes in tacos? My parents … [Read more...]

Scalloped Potatoes (Gratin Dauphinois)

Gratin Dauphinois Scalloped Potatoes

When I was a kid, my mom used to watch Julia Child on TV.  I believe it was Julia Child & Company, although I can't be sure. I can't say that I paid a whole lot of attention to her show, but I remember thinking that her voice and the things she would say were pretty funny. I remember thinking how she was probably the best cook ever, since she had a TV show and cookbooks and so many people talked about her.  I also thought the food she cooked was "fancy", because it wasn't the things we ate … [Read more...]

Photographing Food on the Grill


I'm into the 4th week of my food photography course, courtesy of Sears Grilling. This week, our assignment was to photograph three meals, in the process of being grilled, from a variety of angles, lighting, etc. This assignment wasn't about the steps or the recipe, it was just about the actual grilling, so please excuse the lack of recipes and step-by-step instructions. I do hope you'll enjoy seeing some of the shots I captured: … [Read more...]