Archives: Quick Cooking

Korean-Style Marinated Skirt Steak

May 9, 2012 | By andrea | Comments Off on Korean-Style Marinated Skirt Steak | Filed in: Asian, Beef, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes.

Had a bad day? Then make this Korean-inspired skirt steak. You see, you get to take out your aggression on the steak by pounding it with a meat mallet. I call that Kitchen Therapy! The quickly marinated and seared steak is tender, flavorful and super easy to make…perfect for a weeknight meal! Serve with steamed jasmine • Read More »

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Black Bean Soup with Cumin and Jalapeno

October 24, 2011 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Main Dish, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Soup/Stew, Southwestern.

This super easy, Mexican-inspired soup is delicious and can be made with basic pantry ingredients. To make more of a meal, I served the soup with a green salad and quesadillas stuffed with green chiles, cheese and corn…Olé! I substituted a teaspoon or so of chopped chipotle chile with some adobo sauce for the chopped jalapeno, • Read More »

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Spicy Green Beans with Pork

August 30, 2011 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Asian, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes.

Sure, take-out is great but recipes like this one for Spicy Green Beans with Pork make it a cinch to whip up at home: tender pieces of stir-fried pork and green beans in a tasty Asian-flavored sauce. It’s a perfect weeknight meal! As with any stirfry, it’s important to have all the ingredients prepped, measured out and ready • 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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Javanese Roasted Salmon

April 7, 2011 | By andrea | 8 Comments | Filed in: Asian, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Seafood.

This company-worthy dish is beautiful, super simple and perfect for spring! You won’t believe how easy this recipe is! The silky sauce that tops the salmon is slightly tangy, slightly sweet and slightly spicy. YUM! I’ve never had Javanese cuisine before, but let me tell you…I’m loving this salmon!!! Make sure you buy salmon fillets • Read More »

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Bittersweet Chocolate Pots de Crème

February 7, 2011 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Chocolate, Dessert, Quick Cooking, Recipes.

Rich and deliciously smooth, even the busiest of cooks has time to make this quick dessert. Pots de crème (prounounced poh-duh-KREHM), is French for “pot of cream”. Unlike traditional recipes for pots de crème which require baking in a water bath, this simplified version cuts out that step. The pudding cooks quickly then needs to chill for an • Read More »

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Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Apples and Onions

December 29, 2010 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Main Dish, Pork, Quick Cooking, Recipes.

This recipe for Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Apples and Onions is quick enough for weeknight cooking yet delicious enough for entertaining. When I first told Husband what we were having for dinner, I got a lukewarm response (apples and onions?). But after just one bite, he heartily agreed that it was a great dish. I doubled • Read More »

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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 • Read More »

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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 • Read More »

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Grilled Salmon with Wasabi-Ginger Mayonnaise

August 24, 2010 | By andrea | 4 Comments | Filed in: Asian, Fish, Grilling/BBQ, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Seafood.

If you like the flavors of wasabi and ginger (which I do!), you’re going to love this recipe! You get a little zip from the wasabi without it knocking your head off, plus a little zing from the ginger and lime. This is a great summer recipe, and tastes like something you’d order in a • Read More »

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