MeHi.  My name is Mark and this is my cooking blog.

I get asked a lot for my recipes, so I decided to start this cooking blog.  What you’ll find here will be my recipes and my variations on others’ recipes, my cooking tips and who knows what else. 

I should say up front that I’m lactose intolerant (check out my lactose intolerance site and I also try to live a low-carb lifestyle.  So the recipes you’ll find here will generally be devoid of milk and milk products and try, wherever possible, to be low in carbs.

I hope you enjoy the site and the recipes.


Equipment01 Jun 2009 06:37 pm

keurigspI never thought I would buy, let alone love, one of the single cup brewing systems.  But when I saw a great deal on one I decided to give it a try.  I got the Keurig Special Edition and I love it.  It’s fast but a bit noisy when it pumps the water from the reservoir into the brewer.  It makes a very good cup of coffee (or tea and hot chocolate) and there are tons of blends to choose from.  The coffee comes in in “K-Cups” which are single cup disposable packages.  You can also get a “My Cup” accessory that lets you use your own coffee.  I haven’t tried it with coffee yet, but I did try it with tea and it made a great cup.  (The instructions don’t mention that you can use it with tea, but it works fine.)

It came with a lot of sample K-Cups, but I wanted to try more.  I ordered a lot of the 5 piece sample packs from Keurig – most all in the “strong” coffee category.  I have reviewed them all briefly in another post.

The bottom line is that I am very happy with it.  It makes a good cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate.