Author: Madalaine

Brown Buttered Almond Trout Recipe

Brown Buttered Almond Trout Recipe

Jump to recipe: Brown Butter Almond Trout Recipe I love to fish.  I almost like to fish more than I like to eat fish (like the Brown Butter Almond Trout recipe below… super yum!), and that’s saying a lot!  Not that I’m good at it, […]

Steamed Swai and the Twin Cities

Steamed Swai and the Twin Cities

Jump to Recipe: Steamed Fish Bundles One of the best things about going out to eat is trying to make your own version at home.  I don’t have near the culinary genius to replicate what most professional chefs procure, but it’s tons of fun to […]

Illinois Artisanal Cheese – Marcoot Creamery

Illinois Artisanal Cheese – Marcoot Creamery

Firefly Grill Field Trip Last week I took a road trip with Firefly Grill’s (owners/chef) Kristie & Niall to Greenville*, IL.  This sleepy town is home to an Illinois artisanal cheese maker: Marcoot Jersey Creamery.  It didn’t take us long to realize this was indeed […]

Things to do in Knoxville – Travel Log

Things to do in Knoxville – Travel Log

Knoxville – Tennessee’s Hidden Gem Ok, so Knoxville isn’t exactly hidden considering it’s right off two major highways 40 and 75 and nestled on the Tennessee River on the east side of Tennessee, but it is certainly a gem and there are so many things […]

Aruba Rocks Ceviche: How to Make Ceviche

Aruba Rocks Ceviche: How to Make Ceviche

Jump to recipe: Ceviche I love ceviche but I’ve always been a little scared to make it.  I mean, come on… raw fish?  There are some things you just don’t mess with.  However when Deb and I went to Aruba we stayed at the Riu […]

How to Find Morel Mushrooms in Illinois

How to Find Morel Mushrooms in Illinois

Jump to recipe: Sous Vide Chicken Breast with Morel Mushroom Sauce Being a novice morel hunter myself, I sat down with Firefly Grill’s own Dean Samuel (Kristie’s dad) and chatted with him about how to find morel mushrooms here in the midwest.  Gray, white, and […]

How to Make a Classic Fettuccini Carbonara

How to Make a Classic Fettuccini Carbonara

Jump to recipe: Fettuccini Carbonara Ever need a break from Prego or Alfredo on your pasta noodles or zucchini zoodles?  But it’s been a long day, and you’re tired.  I get it!  You should still be able to have a tasty dinner that doesn’t take […]

Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe- Our Family’s Favorite!

Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe- Our Family’s Favorite!

Jump to: Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe Sometimes we come across a recipe that is so good it takes us completely by surprise.  This is exactly what happened with this Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe.  Since we usually have a big family dinner on Sundays and I […]