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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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Real Sloppy Joes

May 11, 2010 | By andrea | 16 Comments | Filed in: Beef, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sandwich.

When I think of sloppy joes, the old Saturday Night Live Lunch Lady skit with Adam Sandler & Chris Farley comes to mind. It’s quite funny if you haven’t seen it (and if you have seen it, it’s worth another viewing). I can’t remember when I had my first sloppy joe but I know I’ve • Read More »

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Asparagus Soup

April 18, 2010 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Recipes, Soup/Stew, Vegetable.

  Now that we’re in asparagus season (oh joy!), I’m coming up with all kinds of ways to use the precious green stalks. This was the first time I’ve ever made Asparagus Soup, though. This soup would be perfect for a Springtime luncheon or first course at a dinner party, because it’s delicious, healthy and super • Read More »

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Chipotle Guacamole

October 20, 2009 | By andrea | Comments Off on Chipotle Guacamole | Filed in: Appetizer, Dip, Mexican, Recipes.

Smoky Green Deliciousness, that’s what I call it. This guacamole is simple yet very tasty! Many guacs call for chopped jalapenos but this recipe uses chipotle chilies (smoked jalapenos), which not only provides a little heat but a subtle smoky flavor, too. While the recipe calls for using a molcajete (the large, 3-legged mortar & pestle made out • Read More »

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