Posts Tagged ‘garlic’

Roasted Tomato Salsa (Salsa Quemada)

September 7, 2011 by andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in Appetizer, Dip, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sauce, Snack, Vegetable, Vegetarian

This salsa rocks! If you’ve never made fresh salsa before, I highly encourage you to make a batch of it. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to whip up and how delicious it is! Of course, starting with top quality ingredients (vine-ripened tomatoes) is key to a good salsa, while dry roasting the veggies in a pan […]

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Cranberry-Chipotle Fruit Conserve

November 23, 2010 by andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in Condiment, Holidays, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sauce, Southwestern, Thanksgiving

If you’re feeling adventurous, try this flavorful, jewel-like cranberry sauce. It’s delicious, smoky, not-too-spicy, and not-too-sweet.  I love it with roast turkey and chicken! I’ll be serving this Cranberry-Chipotle Fruit Conserve on Thanksgiving, as well as a more traditional cranberry sauce , too. It’s so good I can eat it with a spoon! I couldn’t find dried peaches so […]

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Backyard Barbecued Pork Tenderloin

October 20, 2010 by andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Pork, Recipes

Pork tenderloin, the most tender cut of pork, is great for entertaining because it’s hard to mess up. Marinated and grilled, this recipe produces meat that is tender,  juicy and flavorful. The orange juice/zest, Worcestershire sauce, garlic and barbecue sauce combination creates a unique marinade and tastes nothing like plain ol’ barbecue sauce. I served the pork with […]

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Zucchini Caponata

September 6, 2010 by andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in Appetizer, Condiment, Dip, Italian, Recipes, Side Dish, Summer, Vegetable, Vegetarian

If you’re looking for a way to use up some of that summer zucchini, try this recipe for Zucchini Caponata. The combo of zucchini, tomatoes and olives makes a great topping for grilled bread or a quick, fresh sauce for cooked pasta. I bet it would also be really good as a topping for grilled chicken […]

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Grilled Buttermilk Chicken

September 5, 2010 by andrea | Comments Off | Filed in Chicken, Grilling/BBQ, Kid-friendly, Main Dish, Recipes

Since we still have a few more prime grilling weeks left before the cooler weather of Autumn sets in, I thought I’d share this recipe for Grilled Buttermilk Chicken. The simple marinade not only tenderizes the meat but gives it a light lemon and dill flavor. Plan ahead so the chicken can marinate for at least a few hours. […]

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Grilled Citrus Salmon

August 31, 2010 by andrea | 13 Comments | Filed in Fish, Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Seafood

As much as I love trying new recipes, there’s a few I make over and over again because they are delicious and reliable. Grilled Citrus Salmon is one of those recipes. It’s simple yet special enough to serve at a dinner party. If you don’t have a grill, no big deal…just bake it in the […]

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Dry-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Fire-Roasted Tomato Sauce

August 20, 2010 by andrea | 5 Comments | Filed in Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Mexican, Pork, Recipes, Summer

This Mexi-inspired recipe will please most tastes (sans vegetarians). The lightly seasoned pork has good flavor without being dominated by the rub, which is a combo of paprika, brown sugar, chile powder and allspice. After I put the rub on the pork, I put it back in the fridge for a few hours while I […]

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Ginger Salad Dressing

August 10, 2010 by andrea | 8 Comments | Filed in Asian, Condiment, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Salad, Sauce

Here’s a great salad dressing that will go perfectly with your next Asian-inspired meal. I got the recipe out of Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2by Todd Wilbur. This recipe is his version of the dressing served at Benihana restaurants. I’ve been to Benihana and several other hibachi grill restaurants, and they all serve salads with a similar ginger dressing. […]

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Fresh Mozzarella and Tomato Crostini

August 5, 2010 by andrea | 10 Comments | Filed in Appetizer, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sandwich, Snack, Vegetarian

Words can not express how much I love this appetizer! In fact, it’s what I had for dinner last night. I didn’t intend to eat only the crostini for dinner but I ate several of them, which led to several more and before I knew it, I was full. This is one of those appetizers […]

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Feta Wheat Berry Salad

July 21, 2010 by andrea | 5 Comments | Filed in Recipes, Salad, Side Dish, Vegetable, Vegetarian

Feta Wheat-Berry Salad, which is basically a Greek salad with the addition of wheat berries, is one of my favorite summer recipes. Wheat berries are whole kernels of wheat without the hull, are an excellent source of fiber, and have a chewy texture when cooked. My folks went through a health food kick when I was growing […]

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