Favorite Recipes Apple Cider Pork Tenderloin Mustard Marinade What You’ll Need: For the marinade: 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard ¼ cup apple cider 2 tsp mild olive oil ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp ground black pepper 2 tsp dried thyme 2 Tbsp apricot preserves For the pork: 1 pork tenderloin (1 – 1 ½ pounds) 1 ½ Tbsp mild olive oil For the pan sauce: ¼ cup minced yellow onion (you need about ⅓ of a small onion for that) ½ cup apple cider ½ tsp dried thyme […]
Favorite Recipes Chicken Enchiladas in Sour Cream & Verde Sauce w/ Asparagus Chicken Enchiladas in Sour Cream Verde Sauce w/ Asparagus What You Need: ~3 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs salt 2-3 lb asparagus, cut into bite-size pieces 1/3 cup yellow or white onion, chopped 1 Tbsp. olive oil 2.5 oz can black olives, chopped 3-4 cups Monterey Jack cheese, shredded 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup flour […]
Favorite Recipes Crab Cakes with Chipotle Sauce What You’ll Need: Crab Cakes: 1 large egg 1/3 c mayonnaise 1/2 cup finely diced red bell pepper (about 1 small bell pepper) 2 Tbsp chopped fresh chives 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley 1 tsp grated lemon zest plus 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 tsp Dijon mustard 2 tsp seafood seasoning, such as Old Bay […]
Favorite Recipes Southern Peach Cobbler SOUTHERN PEACH COBBLER What You’ll Need 9 fresh peaches (peeled, pitted and sliced in thin wedges) 1/4 c white sugar 1/4 c brown sugar 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg 1 tsp fresh lemon juice 2 tsp corn starch 1 c all-purpose flour 1/8 c white sugar 1/8 c brown sugar 1 tsp […]
Favorite Recipes Jalapeño Poppers What You’ll Need jalapeño peppers (10-12) ~ 6 oz cream cheese (room temperature) ~ 1 cup cheddar cheese, finely grated and loosely packed (I like using white cheddar) ~ 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled 1 clove garlic, minced 1/8 cup chives, finely chopped Salt/Pepper Panko bread crumbs Cooked bacon bits (optional) What You’ll Do Combine […]
Favorite Recipes Vietnamese Noodle Salad with Pork What You’ll Need: For the Pork: 1 lb. pork tenderloin  3 T. sugar  1 T. fish sauce  3 T. sesame oil, divided  1 T. soy sauce  2 tsp. ground black pepper  1 tsp. kosher salt  1 large clove garlic, minced For the Sauce: 1-1/2 c. water  1/4 c. rice vinegar  1-1/2 T. fish sauce  3 T. sugar  1 medium […]
Favorite Recipes Swedish Green Mashed Potatoes What You’ll Need: 6 large russet potatoes 1 c. sour cream 1/4 lb. soft butter 1 tsp salt, or to taste 1 tsp pepper, or to taste 1 tsp sugar, or to taste 1 Tbsp dry dill 1 pkg. frozen, chopped spinach 4 green onions, chopped What You’ll Do: Peel and cut the potatoes into […]
Favorite Recipes Gordon Ramsey’s Meatballs in Fragrant Coconut Broth What You’ll Need: For the Meatballs 1 small onion, peeled and finely diced 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely sliced Olive oil, for frying 1 tsp dried chilli flakes 500 g (about 1 lb) ground beef 75 g fresh breadcrumbs 3–4 tbsp milk Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper For the Sauce 2 tsp […]
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Favorite Recipes Lemon-Basil Grilled Shrimp & Couscous What You Need: 1-1/2 cups uncooked pearl (Israeli) Couscous or Near East Couscous (Roasted Garlic & Olive Oil flavor) 1/3 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup olive oil 1 tablespoons Dijon mustard 3 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/2 cup minced fresh basil, divided 1-2 tsp fresh thyme 2 pounds uncooked large […]
Favorite Recipes Beef Sirloin Pasta Portobello What You Need: 1-1/4 pounds beef Top Sirloin Steak boneless, cut 1 inch thick 8 ounces uncooked linguine or angel hair pasta 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 large cloves garlic, crushed 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 tablespoon olive oil 8 ounces portobello mushroom caps, cut in half, then cut crosswise into […]
Favorite Recipes Coconut-Miso Salmon Curry This amazing recipe comes from Cooking.NYTimes.com, yields 6 servings and takes about 25 minutes to prepare. What you need: 3 Tbsp safflower or canola oil 1 med red onion, halved and sliced 1/2-inch thick (about 2 cups) 2 fresh ginger, minced (about 2 tablespoons) 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced Kosher salt and black pepper ¼ cup white miso ½ cup […]
Favorite Recipes Cinnamon Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce MY FAMILY’S FAVORITE CHRISTMAS MORNING TREAT! What You’ll Need: 1 3/4 loaves (~24 oz) thick-sliced cinnamon bread (Smiths carries 14.1 oz loaves of Brioche Cinnamon Twist) 9 large eggs 1 quart half & half 2 Tbsp vanilla 3/4 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon 3/4 tsp salt Your favorite prepared […]
Favorite Recipes Salami, Pepperoncini, Cream Cheese Bites What You Need: Your favorite thinly sliced salami Whipped cream cheese Pepperoncini Peppers or Wax Pepper (Bruno’s, if you can find them) Toothpicks Assorted olives, if desired What To Do: Working in batches about about a dozen, lay out salami slices, spread desired amount of cream cheese along the center, place a pepper in the […]
Favorite Recipes Fresh Homemade Cranberry Sauce What You Need: 1 c. sugar (or less if you don’t want it super sweet, start with 1/2 c. and add more from there) 1 c. water 1 (12-oz.) package fresh cranberries 2 tsp. orange zest Kosher salt What To Do: In a small saucepan over low heat, combine sugar and water until sugar dissolves. […]
Favorite Recipes Cornish Game Hens with Mushroom Gravy What You Need: Ideally, an air fryer (minimum 5 qt. capacity) 2 Cornish game hens, defrosted 1 tsp fresh sage (chopped) 1 tsp fresh rosemary (chopped) 1 tsp fresh thyme (chopped) Lawry’s seasoning salt black pepper, freshly ground juice from 1 large lemon 4 oz. Baby Bella mushrooms, sliced 4 cloves garlic, chopped 2 c […]
Favorite Recipes Smokey Cauliflower What You Need: An air fryer or a conventional oven 1 head of cauliflower (preferably organic) High temperature cooking oil (recommend peanut oil or grape seed oil) 4-5 cloves garlic, chopped finely smoked paprika salt, pepper to taste What To Do: If cooking in conventional oven, preheat to 400 degrees F. Pull apart cauliflower and […]
Favorite Recipes Lemon, Cucumber & Mint Infused Water What You Need: Filtered Water 1 unwaxed Lemon Cucumber Mint Ice What You Do: Thinly slice lemon and cucumber and place it in glass. Tear off desired amount of mint leaves with your fingers and add them to the glass. Fill with filtered water and ice. Stir and enjoy.
Favorite Recipes Grilled Corn with Cilantro-Lime Butter What You Need: 1/2 c. unsalted butter, at room temperature 1/4 c. chopped fresh cilantro leaves 3 cloves garlic, pressed zest of 1 lime 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 8 ears corn 1 Tbsp vegetable oil 1 lime, cut into wedges What To Do: In a medium […]
Favorite Recipes Mediterranean Herb Garden Pasta What You Need: 12 oz. linguini or spaghetti, cooked in salted water and boiled until al dente, drained 3 Tbsp fruity olive oil 3 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature 2-3 large cloves garlic, finely chopped zest of one medium lemon, grated or finely chopped 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper ~10 oz cherry tomatoes or grape […]
Favorite Recipes Chicken Marsala w/ Pasta Chicken Marsala w/ Pasta What You Need: 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded ¼-inch thick (see note), or chicken tenderloins 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour Salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided 1 (8-oz) package pre-sliced bella or button mushrooms 2-3 cloves garlic, minced 2/3 cup chicken broth 2/3 cup dry Marsala wine 2/3 cup heavy cream […]