Salmon Vegetable Bowls

Salmon Vegetable Bowls

Today’s recipe is a result of one of those trips to the grocery store where you aren’t quite sure what you want to make for dinner and you’re hungry.  As I walked in to do my grocery shopping I was gravitating toward the produce and felt like making something light and healthier for Spring.  What I ended up with was some beautiful baby Yukon gold potatoes, some broccoli, lemon, eggs, and really good salmon filets.  This dish might seem complicated with the poached egg and roasted vegetables, but the entire dish can go from cutting board to dining table in about 1/2 an hour.

Easy One Pot Roasted Chicken with Root Vegetables

Easy One Pot Roasted Chicken with Root Vegetables

Today’s recipe post is a typical Sunday dinner around our house.  You also might notice that i’m not the person in the photographs.  That’s right, this recipe is a Lyle original.  Around our house, I can do roasted beer can chicken, but he’s the real boss that literally uses the chicken to truss itself.  Sound impressive?  Definitely, but it honestly takes less than 20 minutes to prep and i’m going to talk you through it today…with ALOT of pictures.  I apologize in advance for posting pictures of raw chicken but…it’s a good recipe with some good tips.

Cornbread Taco Pie

Cornbread Taco Pie

This is one of those recipes from my childhood that I instantly crave when i’m homesick or having a bad day.  It’s relatively quick, easy, cheap and tasty. …Aaaaand it gives you roughly 30 minutes after it goes into the oven where you can pour yourself a glass of wine and put your feet up after a long day before it’s ready to eat.

What’s Up Wednesday – An Interview with Reed Jaskula from Platform Brewery

What’s Up Wednesday – An Interview with Reed Jaskula from Platform Brewery

A few weeks ago I reached out to one of our favorite Cleveland Breweries, Platform Brewery, to see if they’d be willing to grant me an interview.  The goal was to just learn a little more about the people behind the brewery and to see what’s next for Platform.  Lyle and I love going to Platform because they have an awesome patio, good beer, and they’re dog friendly.  They don’t have their own kitchen per-say so there isn’t a set menu, but they sync up with some local folks, restaurants, and food trucks to provide food out of the front kitchen area.

Cocoa Suave Fudge Cake

Cocoa Suave Fudge Cake

This week i’m featuring recipes that utilize the Mexican Chocolate Milk Stout, Cocoa Suave, from Platform Brewery.  Later this week i’ll feature an interview with one of the founders of Platform Brewery, Reed Jaskula.  On Tuesday, I featured an ice cream recipe hack that takes boring vanilla ice cream and kicks it up with a beer concentrate, cayenne, and cinnamon.

Platform Brewery Cocoa Suave Cinnamon and Vanilla Ice Cream

Platform Brewery Cocoa Suave Cinnamon and Vanilla Ice Cream

This week’s posts will all be featuring the recent release from Platform Brewery, Cocoa Suave Mexican Chocolate Milk Stout.  It’s a delicious dark milk stout that has flavors of pecans, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper.  It’s a delicious bold beer that ends with a nice spicy finish that is surprising but not overpowering.  I’m working on typing up the interview I did two weeks ago with Reed Jaskula, one of the founders of Platform Brewery, and will be featuring that later this week.

Roasted Vegetable and Parmesan Pasta

Roasted Vegetable and Parmesan Pasta

Do you ever have one of those days where you’re craving pasta but feel like you need to eat a big ass salad?  Like one of those days where it’s a Monday and the week is already kicking your ass so you want some cheesy, yummy comfort food but you want to start off the week on a good foot?  This is a dinner for when you’re having one of those days.  It involves a few different pots and pans going at once, so i’m listing this as a Sunday Dinner, but full disclosure, I made it on a Monday in about an hour, so its totally do-able during the week.

I know this looks like a lot of ingredients and spices, but really, I was just out of dried Italian seasoning…so I had to make my own.

What’s Up Wednesday – Week 7

What’s Up Wednesday – Week 7

So last week I was traveling and missed being able to post this What’s Up Wednesday post.  I have a lot of  things that i’m working on for future posts, and I’m really excited about what’s to come for Cooking In Cleveland!  Even though I was traveling last week, I didn’t want to miss out on posting about my “Galentine’s Day” Celebration/Party.

Easy Breaded Pork Chops

Easy Breaded Pork Chops

There are a few foods that we ate growing up that I have since tried changing to make them “my own” as an adult.  Spaghetti (recipe coming soon), meatloaf, and pork chops all stand out as great examples.  This also happens to be one of Lyle’s favorite meals and i’m 70% sure that it at least semi-influenced his desire to propose…seriously.

Southwest Turkey Meatloaf

Southwest Turkey Meatloaf

This is not your momma’s meatloaf recipe. Let’s face it: meatloaf dinner does not sound very appetizing and i’m guessing that some of you shudder in fear with memories of a gross bland meatloaf you were probably served as a kid.  I promise that there is nothing bland about this recipe.  Crushed tortilla chips replace 1/2 of the breadcrumbs, and you glaze it with a salsa-brown sugar mix that is equal parts spicy and sweet.

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Welcome to Cooking in Cleveland! I want to share delicious, healthy and approachable recipes with you. I want to help highlight local Cleveland artisans and events and put a focus on using local foods!
  • Today on #CookingInCleveland i'm sharing a healthy seafood recipe that goes from the cutting board to the dinner table in about 30 minutes.  We're going to poach an egg and make a dinner that seems really fancy but is also really healthy!

We haven't talked wine in at least a week so i'm also back sharing a wine pairing with this dish.  We'll talk rosé and why you should try #pinkwine!  You don't have to stick to the typical white wines just because you're serving fish.  This rosé is light and crisp with hints of strawberry, watermelon, lemon and flowers.

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  • Coming tomorrow to #CookingInCleveland I'm talking about a wine pairing and simple spring dish that I want to eat every week!  #clefoodblog #clefoodie #foodblogger #cleveland #seafood #pinkwine #rosèallday  @decoywine
  • Today on Cooking in Cleveland, i’m back with a great Sunday Dinner recipe!  We’re making an easy one-pot roasted chicken with root vegetables.  It’s easy, healthy, and tasty to boot!

This is one of those prep-it-and-forget it type meals that is perfect for a Sunday.  It will leave your whole house smelling amazing and cleanup is a breeze since you’re just using a cutting board, knife, and one heavy bottomed oven safe pot.

Head on over to the link in my bio to check out the recipe!

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  • Sharing a recipe from my childhood on Cooking In Cleveland today!  A warm, comforting and hearty dinner that's sure to please even the picky eaters.  Link in my bio!! #foodfrommychildhood  #clefood #cleveland #CLEeats #foodblogger #clefoodie #clefoodblog #clevelandblogger
  • This week on Cooking In Cleveland, we’re taking a bit of a hiatus.  There won’t be any new recipe posts because i’m down for the count with a bit of an injury.  I promise we’ll be back next week with new yummy recipes!

In the meantime, today I have a post up today that i’ve worked on for the past few weeks.  I got to sit down with Reed Jaskula, one of the founders of Platform Brewery, back in February to discuss how he got his start in beer making, advice for beer lovers and novices alike, and what’s coming up soon for the brewery.

If you love Platform Brewery, good beer or just love Cleveland, be sure to check out today’s post!

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  • Do you like beer? Do you like chocolate? Have you checked out yesterday's recipe post on Cooking In Cleveland yet?  I'm taking the Cocoa Suave Mexican Chocolate Milk Stout from Platform Brewery and transforming it into a sinfully decadent fudge-like dark chocolate cake.  Best when served with the ice cream from Tuesday, if you haven't tried it yet, what are you waiting for?! Click the link in my bio to head over to the blog post.  Cocoa Suave was just released at Platform Brewery a few weeks ago, so if you haven't tried it, I highly suggest you check it out!

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  • This week on Cooking in Cleveland is all about the #beer!  I'm featuring recipes this week that are using the new Mexican Chocolate Milk Stout, Cocoa Suave, from Platform Brewery.  Also i'll be posting an interview with one of the founders of Platform, Reed Jaskula, later this week.

Head on over to the blog to see part one of this week's recipe.  It's an easy way to hack your favorite vanilla ice cream (using beer!) in less than 5 minutes. @Platformbeerco 
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  • A little sneak peek of the fun that is coming up this week!  You don't have to limit your experimentation to cooking with wine--why not live a little and start cooking with beer? Just wait til you see what I have up my sleeve this week!! #cookingincleveland  @platformbeerco  #cocosuave #cookwithbeer  #bakedgoods #sweetandspicy #🍺 #🍫
  • If you haven’t yet checked out today’s post—head on over to Cooking In Cleveland!  I’m sharing a yummy recipe for Roasted Vegetable and Parmesan Pasta!

This is a great meal if you’re trying to eat a lot of veggies but you’re still craving pasta.  It’s packed with flavor and greens, but still tastes like a spurge meal.

I’m also talking about a wine pairing with this meal.  Let me know if you try it!

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  • Posting about our Galentine's day party on today's What's Up Wednesday.  They say a picture is worth a thousand words so visit Cooking In Cleveland for all of the details! 
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