Archives: balsamic vinegar

Balsamic Beef Stew

November 9, 2011 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Beef, Comfort Food, Main Dish, Recipes, Soup/Stew.

Beef stew is classic comfort food. It’s a simple dish yet satisfying to the core. This recipe for Balsamic Beef Stew filled the house with a wonderful aroma while it slowly simmered on the stove, and was the perfect meal for a cold Fall day. Husband was almost giddy when he found out what we were having • Read More »

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Blue Cheese-Grilled Chicken over Balsamic Tomatoes

August 24, 2011 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Chicken, Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes.

One of the beautiful things about summer is the abundance of fresh-tasting recipes like this one for Blue Cheese-Grilled Chicken over Balsamic Tomatoes. It’s super easy to make and a great way to feature those sweet, vine-ripened tomatoes. If you don’t like blue cheese, a good substitute would be slices of fresh mozzarella. Serve the grilled • Read More »

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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 • Read More »

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Broccoli with Caramelized Onions and Pine Nuts

November 11, 2010 | By andrea | 4 Comments | Filed in: Quick Cooking, Side Dish, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

I love broccoli but sometimes I want to serve something a little fancier than the plain ol’ steamed version. This recipe takes only a few minutes to prepare and makes a nice side dish to many other meals. I served it most recently with Really Good Lasagna. This recipe is good as is but sometimes • Read More »

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Grilled Eggplant and Mozzarella Sandwiches

August 9, 2010 | By andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in: Grilling/BBQ, Italian, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sandwich, Summer, Vegetarian.

Most people fall in one of two categories with eggplant: you either Like It or Hate It. I happen to be in the Like It category. Recently I was looking up new sandwich recipes and came across this “sandwich” using grilled eggplant. Not only are these Eggplant and Mozzarella Sandwiches beautiful, but they’re also delicious, incredibly easy • Read More »

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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 • Read More »

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Roast Chicken with Balsamic Vinegar and Sage

November 11, 2009 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Chicken, Comfort Food, Italian, Main Dish, Recipes.

A good roast chicken is one of the ultimate comfort foods. This recipe, an updated version of a classic, uses balsamic vinegar which adds flavor and creates a great pan sauce that gets drizzled over the carved chicken. It’s hard to believe that something this good is so easy to make. The recipe says it • Read More »

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Rib-Eyes with Balsamic Onion & Tomato Salsa

April 17, 2009 | By andrea | Comments Off on Rib-Eyes with Balsamic Onion & Tomato Salsa | Filed in: Beef, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes.

  Here’s a good, quick springtime recipe if you’re hankering for a steak. The colors and flavors of the tomato salsa are vibrant and fresh, and it adds an Italian flare to the pan-seared rib-eyes. This is an easy recipe to cut in half if you’re only cooking for two (or even one). I served the steak with • Read More »

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