Homemade Chicken Soup 4 quarts of COLD water 2 bone in chicken breasts; washed, skin removed and fat removed 1/2 can of Tomato Paste 2 medium yellow onions, quartered 4 organic celery stalks, washed, ends removed, and cut in half. Keep leaves. 4 carrots, washed, peeled and quartered 2 tspn salt Fill a large … More Homemade Chicken Soup
Beef Chili 2.5 pounds ground beef 1 15 oz can white beans, drained and rinsed 2 28 oz can tomato sauce 1/2 cup of room temperature water 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 large yellow onion, chopped 1 large red pepper, chopped 1 cup chopped carrots ¼ cup chile powder ¼ cup paprika 3 tablespoons ground … More Chili
There are many times I get a dinner idea, and when I look in the pantry I don’t have the ingredients to pull it off. This dish is one that I made on a whim wanting to have risotto, but didn’t have any Aborio rice on hand. Believe I was pregnant with my oldest and … More My Faux Asparagus Risotto
This is one of my all time favorite pasta dishes. My type of comfort food, if you will. Which has also become both of my daughter’s favorite meal all year round. Pasta with Broccoli and Cauliflower (shown topped with toasted breadcrumbs) 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 large crowns of broccoli, washed and cut into a slightly … More Pasta with Broccoli and Cauliflower
Hope you all had a wonderful night to kick off the new year. Really looking forward to 2013. ….. Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta 1.5 lbs Brussels sprouts (prep directions below) 1/2 lb pancetta chopped 1 shallot chopped 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1/2 tspn salt 1/2 tspn freshly ground black pepper You will need … More Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta
Oven Roasted Leeks With Herbs de Provence 6 medium leeks, cleaned and cut lengthwise into quarters 2 tbsp. olive oil 1 tbsp. Herbs de Provence 1 tsp salt 1 tsp freshly ground pepper 2/3 cup of vegetable stock You will need a baking sheet covered in parchment. Pre-heat oven 400°F. To Clean Leeks Remove the … More Oven Roasted Leeks with Herbs de Provence
Potato Galette 2.5lbs (5-6 large) Yukon Gold potatoes, scrubbed and sliced thin, then rinsed in cool water to remove excess starch 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp of each salt and ground black pepper 1 tsp of each dried rosemary and thyme You will need a baking sheet covered with parchment. Preheat oven … More Potato Galette
Hope you all had a great Christmas, and are gearing up for the New Year celebrations! Thought to recap Christmas. Though we had a wonderful Christmas, it wasn’t without the downside of my sister and her family falling extremely ill. They all fell ill Christmas Eve night, which meant they were note able to attend … More Christmas 2012 Recap
Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom and Shallot Gravy One (3 pound) beef tenderloin roast, preferably trimmed and tied 1 tsp of each salt and freshly cracked black pepper 3 tbsp of butter cubed 3-4 sprigs or 1 tbsp dried lavender 3-4 sprigs or 1 tbsp dried thyme 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive oil For the Gravy … More Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom and Shallot Gravy
MERRY CHRISTMAS! Thought to share the menu we finalized today for Christmas dinner. You will definitely see our holiday photos once I am vegetating next week. The pre-dinner drink and main course recipes will be shared for sure. ********************************************* Our Menu for Christmas Dinner Mixed Drink- Shaken Side Car -Antipasto- -Mini Quiches- -Shrimp Cocktail- — … More Christmas Dinner Menu
Oven Roasted Potatoes 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 4 large red bliss potatoes scrubbed clean and then cubed 1 tbsp dried oregano 1 tbsp dried rosemary 1 tsp of each S&P You will need a baking pan covered in parchment. Preheat oven 375F In a bowl add all the ingredients and toss until the … More Easy Roasted Potatoes
Pork Loin Roast with Mushroom Gravy 1 lb pork roast For the marinade: 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oi 1 tbsp dried lavender 1 tbsp dried thyme 1 tbsp dried rosemary 2 cloves of garlic chopped roughly for flavor 1 tsp of each S&P For Gravy: 15 baby bella mushrooms, washed and cut in thirds … More Pork Loin Roast with Mushroom Gravy
Started off Friday, the best day of the year, working on getting my green hair back to blue. I was successful as I updated. Got it back to blue, but not the blue I like. A few months ago I found a new blue color, same brand (manic panic), and figured to give myself a … More Great dinners. An Elf on Our Shelf. And I am forgotten.
This party girl had a real wonderful weekend. Not only celebrating my birthday, but having friends over for the holidays today; most of this I will post about tomorrow. For now I got to get myself a drink and ready to watch Dexter! Missed it last week and want to catch up before tonight’s episode!! … More Delicious Appetizer: Polenta with Baby Bella Mushrooms *and a bonus salad dressing!