Monthly Archives: January 2013

Pork Tenderloin with Orange-Rosemary Balsamic Butter Sauce

This is one of those French inspired sauces that you practically want to bathe in.  It has just the right balance of tartness and nutty, butteriness (is that a word?).  I saw this in the Food Day recently and knew … Continue reading

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Asian Meatball Lettuce Wraps

I don’t know if this is a thing or not.  I had some ground beef and some butter lettuce and this is what happened.  They were tasty and easy! 1 1/3 lb. ground beef, or chicken, or turkey, or pork, … Continue reading

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Pretty Little Lemon Cake

A dear friend just returned to work from maternity leave.  What better welcome than a sweet little treat?  This cake is perfect to make the day before or even two days before you want to serve it since it needs … Continue reading

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Creamy Whipped Butternut Squash

This decadent, creamy side dish is almost like eating a dessert.  I love to pair it with roasted meat or chicken and a tart, tangy salad.  It’s sweet, but not too sweet, creamy and rich, and it’s better for you … Continue reading

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Warm Barley and Brussels Sprout Salad

This recipe is adapted from Food Network Magazine.  I get a lot of inspiration from magazines.  I usually read a recipe and then make it my own in one way or another.  In this case I couldn’t find quick cooking … Continue reading

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Two Lemony Cocktails

          The French 75 The French 75 is a classic drink and one of the very first cocktails.  It was first made in 1915 in New York City and was named after the powerful French 75mm … Continue reading

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Roasted Parsnip Soup

We are at the height of root vegetable season, and parsnips are one of my favorites.  If you’ve never tried them they are really quite special.  They look like a creamy, white carrot.  They taste like a cross between a … Continue reading

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