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[17 Jan 2011 | One Comment | ]

This is a recipe I received from my mother-in-law which I thought was perfect to pass along for Superbowl. The further ahead you make this dish the better it gets as the flavors blend beautifully together.

[15 Jun 2010 | One Comment | ]

This is a wonderful twist on fruit salad. A more classic and sophisticated fruit salad with the refreshing flavor of mint and smooth creamy goat cheese. A great side dish for dinner cook-outs or afternoon picnics.
Remove peel and seeds from 1 Cantaloupe or Honeydew Melon, discard. Cut melon into 1/2-in. Chunks. Arrange on lg. plate. Drizzle 1 Tbsp fresh lime or lemon juice and 1 Tbsp. extra virgin oil over melon, then sprinkle with 1/8 tsp. salt. Scatter 2 oz. fresh goat cheese, crumbled, and 2 Tbsp. fresh …

[7 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]

I am always looking for easy, light dishes, and this one is amazing. The citrus salsa verde makes the dish come to life with the combination of sweet from the oranges and salty from the capers. I used salmon, but you could could easily substitute halibut or scallops as well.

[17 Aug 2009 | One Comment | ]

My family and I recently attended a family reunion and we had some wonderful food.  My favorite dish was the Roasted Vegetable Orzo Salad.  The orzo and roasted vegetables made an excellent side dish to the steak and smoked pork that was served.  This salad is a great side dish for a large gathering because it can be made ahead of time and served at room temperature.  You could also add grilled chicken or shrimp and make an entire meal out of this dish as well!
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  …

[7 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]

This is a great salad because the vegetables can be grilled ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator. This salad is full of wonderful vegetables and looks beautiful on the table because of all the vibrant colors.
In a large grill skillet on the stove or a grilling basket on the BBQ, cook:
2 trimmed bunches of asparagus, cut into thirds
1 red and 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and cut into strips
1 6oz. package of portabellini mushrooms, sliced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
Grill all vegetables for about 10 minutes …

[11 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
Pear, Avocado and Gorgonzola Salad

The pear, avocado and gorgonzola salad is a great salad! The pear and Gorgonzola cheese compliment each other so deliciously. This is a great starter salad or you could put grilled chicken or shrimp on top and make it into a meal.

[25 Mar 2009 | One Comment | ]

I made these ribs last night for my family and they were delicious.  The meat was so tender and flavorful.  These ribs are so easy to make because it all goes into the crock pot.
In a small bowl, combine:
2 tablespoons peppercorns, coarsely ground
2 tablespoons yellow mustard seeds, coarsely ground
1 tablespoon kosher salt
Rub peppercorn, mustard seed and salt mixture onto 5 lbs of beef short ribs.  In a large pot, over medium high heat, add:
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Once heated, add ribs and brown on all sides.  Should take about 10 minutes …

[30 Jan 2009 | One Comment | ]

My husband loves burgers so I am always looking to find new ways to prepare them.  This recipe is a wonderful twist on Caesar salad.  For a really decadent treat, I like to top them with a slice or two of bacon.
In a large mixing bowl, combine:
1-1 and 1/4 lb ground chicken
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 bunches of green onions, chopped
zest from 1 lemon
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste
with a large spoon, mix all ingredients together and then form into four equal sized patties.  Refrigerate patties for at …

[19 Jan 2009 | One Comment | ]

This is an ideal dish for a gathering because it is easy finger food.  Perfect for a football party, picnic, or informal cocktail party.  You can serve this chicken dish as an appetizer with your favorite sauce to dip into (try Leigh’s Marinara Sauce) or put it on top of a salad or pasta dish and enjoy it as a meal.
In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil on medium heat.  Put:
1/4 cup ranch
in one dish.  And put:
1/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs
in another dish.  Dip chicken tenders (about 1 …

[28 Dec 2008 | No Comment | ]

This is a perfect recipe for a Superbowl party because it makes a large amount of meat and is cooked in the crock pot so you don’t have to be in the kitchen.  The pulled pork goes great on sandwich or hamburger rolls. I like to serve it with my Asian Coleslaw and french fries.

In a small bowl, mix together:
2 cups ketchup
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon onion powder
5 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
Once mixed pour over:
2-3 boneless pork roast, any cut, in a crock …