I really enjoy cooking. I only eat 14 meals per week (no breakfast), so I try to ensure that I eat the very best food I possibly can. I cook my own meals for 12-14 of those meals most of the time, rarely eating out. I do love eating out, but unless I’m visiting with someone, I usually don’t.

These are recipes that I’ve collected over the years. Most of them are ones I’ve assembled from a survey of similar recipes, or gotten from someone I know and adapted to make them my own.

Most of these recipes have been made a thousand times, and I try very hard to make them the best possible version that they can be. If you find a way to improve them, please let me know.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.


Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip cookies

The World’s Easiest (and best) Cheesecake

Mom’s Banana Bread

Salad and dressings

Dill vinagrette dressing

Homemade Ranch

Shopska salad (Bulgarian version of Greek Salad)

Tzatziki sauce

Main Courses

Pounded Brined Chicken

Corned Beef Brisket

Italian, sort of

Sicilian style pan pizza

Award Winning (literally) Definitely-Not-Italian Marinara

Meatballs (also not Italian) for the Marinara recipe

Not-Quite-Italian Lasagna

Lasagna cheese mix

Mexican, sort of

Pico de Gallo


Mexican Chicken Soup


Mexican style ground beef

Mexican style carnitas

Mexican style stewed chicken

American, mostly

Country style sausage gravy

Chicken Bacon Cheddar Ranch Paninis

Homemade chili paste

Homemade chili

Beef and potato stew

Other cuisines

Chicken Shawarma (sort of)


Roast Potatoes & Carrots

Sauteed Cabbage

Pickled Avocados