Posts Tagged ‘onion’

Pico De Gallo Salsa

July 19, 2011 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Appetizer, Condiment, Dip, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Sauce, Snack

Homemade salsa is super easy to make and waaaaay better than most you’ll buy at the grocery store. Plus, you can make it exactly how you like it (spicier, milder, more lime, etc.). Whip up a batch of this salsa, buy the best tortilla chips you can find and invite some friend over! Homemade salsa is […]

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Great Guacamole!

May 2, 2011 by andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in Appetizer, Condiment, Dip, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sauce, Southwestern

Guacamole…so simple yet so incredibly delicious. The first time I had really great guacamole was at a resort in Tuscon, Arizona. The waiter made it at our table so, of course, we were impressed with the presentation: mashing the perfect avocado right before our very eyes in a molcajete, the traditional Mexican version of a mortar […]

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Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic-Cranberry Sauce

December 3, 2010 by andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in Christmas, Holidays, Main Dish, Pork, Quick Cooking, Recipes

I love pork tenderloin because it’s difficult to mess up. This recipe for Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic-Cranberry Sauce is a perfect holiday dish because it’s easy, delicious, festive looking, and can easily be doubled or tripled to feed more people. The slightly sweet, slightly savory balsamic-cranberry sauce is a great compliment to the tender roasted […]

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Leftovers: Mashed Potato Pancakes

November 22, 2010 by andrea | Comments Off on Leftovers: Mashed Potato Pancakes | Filed in Potatoes, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Side Dish, Thanksgiving, Vegetarian

I’m all about using up leftovers and finding creative uses for them. Potato Pancakes (or patties) are a great way to use up mashed potatoes. Even my Picky Eater liked these because he thought they tasted like french fries: crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside. I used 1 large green onion (sliced) instead […]

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Summer Minestrone with Pesto

November 14, 2010 by andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in Italian, Main Dish, Recipes, Soup/Stew, Vegetable

I got together with a group of girlfriends from my bible study on Friday to organize a friend’s garage. The friend we were helping is a mom of two young boys and her husband has been in the hospital for several months awaiting a heart transplant. Needless to say, it’s been a difficult season for this family, so a chilly, overcast November day was […]

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Ranchero Beef Stew

November 6, 2010 by andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in Beef, Comfort Food, Recipes, Soup/Stew

Beef stew is always a favorite at my house. Sometimes I like to change it up by making Ranchero Beef Stew, a Spanish-inspired dish that features beef simmered with carrots, green chilies, tomatoes and green olives. It’s hearty, filling and and a nice change from traditional beef stew! The recipe states that the stew only needs […]

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Pasta Bolognese

October 27, 2010 by andrea | Comments Off on Pasta Bolognese | Filed in Beef, Italian, Main Dish, Pasta, Quick Cooking, Recipes

This recipe for Pasta Bolognese is from a chef at the Culinary Institute of America, the world’s premiere culinary college. It’s rich, hearty, meaty and a perfect pasta dish for these cool, autumn evenings. The recipe calls for 6 ounces of pancetta but my container only had 4 oz., so that’s what I used…I didn’t […]

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Grilled Chicken with Creamy Pumpkin Mole Sauce

October 18, 2010 by andrea | 9 Comments | Filed in Chicken, Grilling/BBQ, Mexican, Recipes, Southwestern

I love trying new recipes and am intrigued by “twists” on classic dishes. For this reason, I wanted to try out this recipe for Spicy Grilled Chicken with Creamy Pumpkin Mole Sauce. Mole (pronounced mō-lā) is a type of sauce (or dish based on these sauces) that uses chili peppers as the common ingredient. Many moles […]

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Italian Sausage and Wild Mushroom Risotto

October 2, 2010 by andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in Comfort Food, Italian, Main Dish, Pork, Recipes, Rice, Side Dish, Turkey

If you like mushrooms, you’re going to LOVE this risotto! Like all risotto recipes, it does take some effort but, boy, is it worth it: it’s hearty, earthy and delicious! I basically followed the recipe with a few minor substitutions. I used turkey Italian sausage and substituted Marsala wine for the Madeira. For the mushrooms, […]

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Chile Mac

September 13, 2010 by andrea | 5 Comments | Filed in Beef, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Main Dish, Pasta, Quick Cooking, Recipes

Now that we’re heading into Autumn, it’s time to start hauling out the comfort food recipes!!! Chile Mac, a simple and comforting dish, is nothing fancy but it is a good, quick weeknight dinner. Plus, it’s fairly inexpensive to make and can easily be doubled or tripled to feed a crowd. I usually use beef broth instead of chicken broth, and […]

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