Archives: 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 • Read More »

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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 • Read More »

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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 • Read More »

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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 • Read More »

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Grilled Buttermilk Chicken

September 5, 2010 | By andrea | Comments Off on Grilled Buttermilk Chicken | 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. • Read More »

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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 • Read More »

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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 • Read More »

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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. • 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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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 • Read More »

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