Sugar Snap Pea Quinoa Salad

April 15, 2011

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As promised, here’s the wonderful side salad/dish that I made to go with last night’s halibut. It’s an easy to make spring dish that would go so easily with any entree.  The original recipe came from Food and Wine but I switched it up a bit….of course. Quinoa is my new favorite grain. It’s so […]

Posted in: On the Side, Salads

Just for the Halibut

April 14, 2011

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I’m not a big fish eater. In fact, I’m a very picky fish eater…let alone cooking it. I don’t like the skin. I don’t like bones. I don’t like the smell of fish…. So what’s one to do? Halibut. Just for the halibut. (okay, okay, I’ll stop with the corny jokes starting now) I do […]

Sweet and Sour Cabbage

April 10, 2011

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Sweet and Sour Cabbage

This is a family recipe. Easy to make and makes a colorful dish to pork chops…in my favorite color – PURPLE! Get yourself a nice little purple head of cabbage. You’ll need 4 cups of chopped cabbage. In a skillet, heat 1 tbsp. vegetable oil; 2 tbsp. vinegar (I use white, red or cider depending […]

Posted in: On the Side, Veggies

Beef, Mushroom and Barley Soup

April 6, 2011

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This winter is like a bad boyfriend who just won’t leave you alone. There I got it out of my system. I want to be grilling again! This week’s snowfall called for a hearty pot of soup. We’ve been dealing with aging parents issues this week and I thought a good old pot of beef, […]

Posted in: In the Pot, Soups on!

Asian Baked Pork Chops

April 4, 2011

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Our freezer is busting with boneless pork loin chops because of a special at our local grocery store. I’ve been playing with pork recipes all month. This is my favorite! One of my favorite ways to prepare boneless pork chops is to bread and bake them. Over the years I have had good experiences and […]

Posted in: Pork, Saute, Simple Suppers

Better than Mom’s Stuffed Peppers

March 29, 2011

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Today is my Mother-in-law’s 88th birthday. We didn’t know what to get her. What better present to a senior but the gift of food. This is her favorite dish. Happy Birthday Inez! Growing up, my Mother would always have the big family meal on Sunday. It was usually a roast, stuffed cabbages or stuffed peppers.  […]

Posted in: In the Pot

Shrimp Pasta

March 27, 2011

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I have to admit that I have a love/hate relationship with shrimp. I love to eat them but I hate to clean them…it grosses me out. Okay, now that you have full disclosure – I hate cleaning shrimp. I wear rubber gloves. Sometimes I close my eyes. I even have a little red shrimp cleaning […]

Posted in: Pasta, Saute, Simple Suppers