If you are anything like me, you entertain a lot!!! I am always looking for quick, delicious and easy ways to impress my guests and enjoy their company at the same time. These potatoes do just that. So full of flavor, elegant on the table and easy as the day is long. I love to make these at Christmas too since they can also be done in a larger quantity and in the oven… Continue reading
Taking this dish out of Linda’s playbook, I decided to make a risotto. With so much zucchini being produced in the garden, I am actively engaged at using them in as many ways as possible. Well, this was a winner! So full of flavor and depth. The rice soaks up every bit of flavor you add and richly delivers them to you with every bite… Continue reading
Our Tri Club recently had a Ride the Farm event that I was lucky enough to enjoy with my husband and some friends. During the 22 mile bike ride we visited a few farmer’s markets and were able to purchase some beautiful produce…isn’t summer grand? All those fresh fruits & veggies! Heidi is so lucky to have a garden full of all those goodies in her own backyard…and I’m lucky to live so close to these great markets: Sorbello Girls, Visalli’s & Haynicz’s. In today’s post I used some of that lovely produce (fresh yellow peppers, onions and eggplants) to make Caponata and served it along with grilled chicken for a tasty weeknight meal… Continue reading
I think I’m kind of into chicken cutlets right now. There are times in the year when my hubby has to work really late and I always wait to eat with him. I’ve found I can prepare the cutlets in advance. They cook up super fast and are light for late evening dining. It’s so important to me that he has a home cooked meal made with love when he comes home. I serve it with a simple salad and that’s all we need. Thank you Baby for all you do. I love you! Continue reading
I love to make homemade pasta on cold windy days when you just want to stay indoors and hibernate. So when I get that inclination, I go to town creating the food I desire. If you want to make your own fresh pasta, use my earlier post Pasta Made With Love, I don’t usually buy tomatoes this time of year, but the Roma’s looked so roast-able I couldn’t resist. Add a little protein, some mushrooms and fresh basil in a white wine and butter sauce and you have my name all over it! My hubby loved it too!!! Continue reading
This is a week that for a lot of people is a well thought out planned week. Only four days until Thanksgiving… if you count today! Well, I am counting today. I have 30 people coming for dinner so as you can imagine I have to be super organized in order to enjoy my guests and at the same time bring them the best dishes I can. There is a lot to be made, so I always allocate some dishes to the adult kids, nieces and nephews that are excited to be new at participating. When asked, what can I make or do?… I say, ‘can you make coleslaw and do you need a recipe?’ Or ‘how about an apple pie’… how about dinner rolls, ‘can you help set the table’. Any assistance is great on a day like Thanksgiving… Continue reading
Making a delicious quick and elegant meal doesn’t have to take all day. Pork tenderloin is the perfect meat to serve when you are lean on time but want to impress. Served with some herbs in a simple white sauce and you have another winner…
Pork Tenderloin With A Sage & Onion Cream Sauce
1 pork tenderloin
1 Tbs olive oil
2 Tbs butter
2 large onions sliced
2 Tbs flour
1 bunch fresh sage (about 1/4 cup)
1 bunch fresh parsley (about 1/4 cup)
1/2 cup white wine
1 cup whole milk or cream
salt & pepper
Cut the onions in half and slice into half rounds. In a saute pan melt butter and sweat onions until tender. Add the wine, salt & pepper and cook for additional 2 to 3 minutes. Next add flour and cook additional 2 to 3 minutes.
Add the milk, sage and parsley. Cook until the sauce starts to thicken. In a cast iron skillet, heat olive oil and season pork with salt & pepper. Cook for about 6-8 minutes on each side (pork tenderloin has 3 sides and is best served medium).
Top with onion and sage sauce and eat. I serve this with rice on the side. Simple, elegant yet delicious!
These seasoned chicken thighs are so delicious not to mention tender and juicy! Braised in white wine they almost fall apart when you eat them. The sauce is scrumptious served over rice or potatoes. Believe me, you’ll never look at chicken the same way again! Continue reading