Sunday, March 29, 2015

Meat And Poultry - Chipotle Crusted Pork Tenderloin

Sweet and spicy rub for pork tenderloins. Just coat, let stand for 20 minutes and grill! Goes great with polenta or mashed yams.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Fruits And Vegetables - Shichimi Seared Pork Tenderloin

The Japanese spice blend shichimi togarasi is combined with white and black sesame seeds, making a crust for pork tenderloin in this amazing dish. A rich, tangy butter sauce compliments the meal perfectly.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Friday, March 13, 2015

Bread - Piadina Romagnola Italian Flat Bread

A flat bread from the Italian region Romagna. Great with arugula and soft cheese (Squacquerone is the one typically used) or cold cuts and a glass of Sangiovese Superiore di Romagna from Forli'. The dough can sit at 40 degrees F (4 degrees C) up to 2 days.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015



Herbs And Spices - Prize Winning Baby Back Ribs

Sprinkled with a cumin, chili powder, and paprika spice rub, these ribs are slow-cooked over indirect heat for an hour. They're brushed with your favorite BBQ sauce during the last few minutes of grilling.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Herbs And Spices - Cajun Chicken And Sausage Gumbo

A classic roux is the thickening agent for this traditional Cajun-style gumbo made rich and hearty with chicken, sausage, onions, bell peppers, celery, garlic, and lively seasonings.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Soups Stews And Chili - Italian Sausage Soup Ii

A great soup for dinner, can be made as spicy as you like, and freezes wonderfully. Add freshly grated Parmesean to the top, and serve with a hot crusty piece of ciabatta bread. YUM!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Breakfast And Brunch - Huckleberry Muffins

Huckleberries are a hard-to-find, delicious treat and finding recipes that use them can be even harder. I came up with this recipe as a variation of my favorite blueberry muffin recipe and they truly are delicious! If you can't find huckleberries, blueberries work well.

Cheese - Artichoke And Roasted Red Pepper Dip

A hot tasty dip that is sure to please everyone. Artichoke hearts and roasted red peppers add a pleasant zing to this mild crowd pleaser that's perfect for crackers or bread.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Herbs And Spices - Czech Roast Pork

Roast pork (veprova pecene) is a traditional Czech meal usually served on Sundays with dumplings, sauerkraut, and a nice Czech pilsner.

Fruits And Vegetables - Rutabaga Salad

Couscous and steamed rutabaga are dressed with a savory nutritional yeast dressing. Honey and apple cider vinegar add a sweet and tangy element to the dressing.

Fruits And Vegetables - Aunt Karens Brussels Sprouts Salad

Brussels sprouts make a different and interesting vegetable salad when combined with a simple vinegar and oil dressing, chopped tomato, and fresh parsley.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Desserts - Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

A nice change of pace from the usual peanut butter cookie. My husband never liked peanut butter cookies until I made him this recipe.

Salad - Black Eyed Pea Salad

Toss together black-eyed peas and assorted colorful vegetables, sprinkle with a balsamic vinaigrette, and enjoy!