Monthly Archives: August 2012

Pattypan Gratin

A gratin (gruh-Tan) is any shallow baked dish that has a browned top.  In this case the browned top comes from butter and parmesan cheese.  The pattypan squash is looking great in the markets right now, but you could substitute … Continue reading

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Ginger-Scallion Pork Burger with Spicy Quick Pickles

This is an Asian-style pork burger that’s juicy and flavorful.  The spicy, sweet and sour quick pickles and grilled onions the perfect toppings for this tasty burger.  I made a spicy condiment for it with Mae Ploy Sweet Chili Sauce … Continue reading

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Homemade Barbecue Sauce

My husband is on a business trip to Kansas City today.  It made me think about this Kansas City-style sweet barbecue sauce.  This sauce is a Midwestern style tomato/molasses based sauce but it get its kick from Thai sweet chili sauce.  I … Continue reading

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Heirloom Tomatoes with Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette

This salad was inspired by one I ate a year ago at a Farm to Fork dinner with my friend Laurie.  It was her bachelorette dinner (happy-almost-1-year-annivesary, Laurie and Chad) and we all absolutely loved this salad.  Smoked paprika can … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Bars

The oats make them healthy, right? 2 sticks of butter, softened – I used one stick of salted and one unsalted 3/4 C. turbinado sugar 1/2 C. sugar 1 t. vanilla 2 eggs 2 C. flour 1 t. baking soda … Continue reading

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New Category: Quick Dinners

Today I created a new category on my blog called Quick Dinners.  It lists all the main course recipes on my blog that can be made in less than 30 minutes.  Most are more like 20 minutes.  As I went … Continue reading

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Fresh Corn Ice Cream and Peanut Butter Honey Bars

I recently bought a copy of Lisa Skye’s new cookbook, I Love Corn.  50 beautifully photographed and original corn recipes should be enough of a reason to check out I Love Corn, but even better, proceeds go to benefit my … Continue reading

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Pork Chop Milanese

The trick to these sumptuous pork chops is pounding them nice and thin before coating.  The fresh-made bread crumbs also have a little to do with it… 4 center cut, boneless pork chops salt and pepper 2 eggs 2 C. … Continue reading

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