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Newly Added Recipes

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Pickle Brined Pork Chops

Pickle Brined Pork Chops
Pickle Brined Pork Chops makes excellent use of leftover bread & butter pickle juice and other seasonings to create a tasty brine marinade for bone-in pork chops.  While we favor sirloin cut chops, the recipe works fine with center cut pork chops too, just be sure to select pork chops of at least ½-inch thickness. …
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Savory Sweet Cauliflower Rice

Savory Sweet Cauliflower Rice
Savory Sweet Cauliflower Rice uses Calabrian chilis for a savory, spicy element and sun-dried tomatoes add sweet balance with a bit of umami to this great side dish. Using an orange cauliflower, as pictured, adds even more color to this already colorful, flavor-packed dish.  With only six ingredients, Savory Sweet Cauliflower Rice is easy to…
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Pumpkin and Rye Whiskey Pie

Pumpkin and Rye Whiskey Pie
Pumpkin and Rye Whiskey Pie adds rye whiskey’s spicy, fruity flavor notes to silky pumpkin pie, yielding a more adult but not boozy version of an old favorite.  American rye whisky, which must be made with at least 51% rye grain, is less sweet and with a lighter body than it’s more well-known cousin, bourbon,…
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Pork and Imitation Crab Stir Fry

Pork and Imitation Crab Stir Fry
Pork and Imitation Crab Stir Fry offers a great combination of land and sea proteins in a tasty and attractive stir fry. It is easy to prepare and relatively inexpensive. You can use pork stew meat or boneless pork loin chops for the pork.  Imitation crab, sometimes referred to as krab, is not actually crab…
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Brandied Beef Tri Tip

Brandied Beef Tri Tip
Brandied Beef Tri Tip roast is a great way to make this cut of beef shine. Tri Tip, as it’s popularly known, comes from the bottom tip of the sirloin.  It derives its name from its triangle shape and that it is at the very bottom tip of the sirloin. Tri tip is rich in…
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Green Peppercorn Brandy Cream Sauce

Green Peppercorn Brandy Cream Sauce
The key to Green Peppercorn Brandy Cream Sauce is using the juices of the protein as an integral part of the sauce. A variety of meats lend themselves to rich and flavorful Green Peppercorn Brandy Cream Sauce. If you want to “do it up”, use filet mignon and a French cognac; for a weeknight dinner,…
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Korean Flanken Short Ribs

Korean Flanken Short Ribs
Korean Flanken Short Ribs makes great use of less-familiar flanken short ribs in a gochujang-forward marinade/sauce. This recipe utilizes the flanken style of short rib, a thin cut about 1/2-inch thick, which cuts across the rib bones, so each slice contains a few pieces of bone. This is a popular cut for short ribs for…
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Cod with Turmeric and Garam Masala

Cod with Turmeric and Garam Masala
Cod with Turmeric and Garam Masala offers a fresh and flavorful take on pan-fried cod fillets.  Turmeric brings a bright, golden color and garam masala contributes warm, deep, aromatic essence to this easy to prepare recipe without adding any spicy or hot element.  With its short preparation and cooking time, Cod with Turmeric and Garam…
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Lenten Recipes

For those of us who are of the Catholic faith, Lent has arrived.  A time for reflection and dietary restrictions, our Lenten recipes offer meal options for observant Catholics and others seeking delicious dishes to prepare and share.

Grilled Red Pepper Sauce and Shrimp

Grilled Red Pepper Sauce and Shrimp
Grilled Red Pepper Sauce and Shrimp brings sweet red bell peppers and spicy red Fresno chilis together for a sauce which starts at the grill and finishes in the sauce pan.  The sweet and spicy sauce balances and complements simply grilled shrimp, with fettuccine pasta filling out this eye-catching dish. While the flavors of Grilled…
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Thai Red Clam Sauce Pasta

Thai Red Clam Sauce
Thai Red Clam Sauce Pasta takes an Italian standby and gives it a Thai twist.  A classic Pasta alle Vongole in Rosso is enhanced with fresh, savory elements from Thai cuisine to create a rich, aromatic and colorful fusion dish.  We created this recipe after several trips to Thailand and Vito made the connection between…
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Quick Tomato Pasta Sauce

Quick Tomato Sauce
Quick Tomato Pasta Sauce is just that… a fast, easy, basic tomato sauce.  It’s delicious, as is, served with pasta and perfect for a quick, easy and casual weeknight dinner; simple enough for kids but tasty enough for adults. This is a great recipe for novice cooks: few ingredients, easy and not time-consuming to prepare…
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Hearty Puttanesca Pasta Sauce

Hearty Puttanesca Pasta Sauce
Hearty Puttanesca Pasta Sauce is our take on a Neapolitan classic.  While staying mostly true to the classic version, Hearty Puttanesca Pasta Sauce replaces canned tomatoes with tomato paste, yielding a thicker, heartier sauce which really clings to the pasta.  The addition of toasted pine nuts, a subtle and rich nuance, brings unexpected yet wonderful…
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Savory Sweet Cauliflower Rice

Savory Sweet Cauliflower Rice
Savory Sweet Cauliflower Rice uses Calabrian chilis for a savory, spicy element and sun-dried tomatoes add sweet balance with a bit of umami to this great side dish. Using an orange cauliflower, as pictured, adds even more color to this already colorful, flavor-packed dish.  With only six ingredients, Savory Sweet Cauliflower Rice is easy to…
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Tuna Marinara Pasta Sauce

Tuna Marinara Pasta Sauce
Tuna Marinara Pasta Sauce combines rich tuna with a marinara sauce enhanced with earthy cured black olives and briny capers. Use good quality canned Italian-style yellowfin tuna or feel free to grill or sauté an ahi tuna steak; either will work very well in this sauce.  Tuna Marinara Pasta Sauce is a long-time family favorite…
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Fettuccine Thai-fredo

Fettuccine Thai-fredo
Fettuccine Thai-fredo is a Thai-inspired take on classic Alfredo sauce.  Classic Thai ingredients combine in this fusion dish, which, like its Italian namesake, is very rich. The addition of Makrut lime leaves and fish sauce cut the strong flavor of the coconut milk just enough and reducing the sauce really brings all the flavors together. …
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Escarole Almonds and Pine Nuts Salad

Escarole Almonds and Pine Nuts Salad
Escarole Almonds and Pine Nuts Salad is a vibrant variety of flavors, textures and colors.  Slightly bitter, deep green and pale-yellow escarole, clad in a lemon and olive oil dressing, is joined by sliced almonds and pine nuts, lightly toasted to heighten their scent and flavor, and sliced hard-boiled eggs, which add their delicate texture,…
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Warm, hearty and wonderful…

Days are getting longer but temperatures are still cold and the weather inclement.  It’s time for comfort food! Our cooking adventure has moved inside, filling your home with mouth-watering aromas and delicious meals. Check out our stews, chilis, curries, and gumbos recipes and make something warm, hearty and wonderful as the cold days continue.

Indian Inspired Meatball Curry

Indian Inspired Meatball Curry
Indian Inspired Meatball Curry is mildly spiced, with tender seasoned meatballs cooked in tomato-based sauce with okra.  This recipe was inspired by Indian korma, a type of mild curry, and the meatballs would likely be made of lamb. While this recipe requires a little bit of work making and frying the meatballs, the end result…
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Thai Meatballs in Red Curry

Thai Meatballs in Red Curry
Thai Meatballs in Red Curry combines moist seasoned pork and beef meatballs, full of Thai flavors, with a vegetable-filled red curry enriched with coconut cream.  Comforting and refreshing, this curry hits many of the right flavor notes of Thai cuisine.  Start with an appetizer of our Sicilian Orange Salad or our Wilted Arugula Salad, then…
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Beef Stew with a French Accent

Beef Stew with a French Accent
Beef Stew with a French Accent is savory and hearty.  Jolie Laide ("Pretty Ugly" in French or "beautiful despite its looks") in appearance, its complex flavors belie its humble, everyday ingredients and its ease of preparation.  The onion and garlic provide a flavor base for the beef and the thyme and bay leaves add subtle herbal…
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Southern Inspired Pork Stew

Southern Inspired Pork Stew
Southern Inspired Pork Stew combines well-browned pork, seasonings and two staples of Southern U.S. cooking, black-eyed peas and okra, into a delicious and hearty stew.  The different ingredients combine their flavors and textures into a chunky but silky stew perfect for cooler weather dining.  Chipotle peppers in adobo add a subtle, spicy, smoky element to…
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Cooking should be inspired and bring you joy.  Culinary inspiration can spring from many sources.  Childhood memories of family get-togethers and at-home meals, lovingly prepared. Travel, a particular favorite of mine, to places some familiar, some foreign and exotic.  Meals taken at great restaurants, neighborhood joints, stand-up only kiosks, boardwalk stands, drive-ins, and falling-down fishing shacks on beaches.  Holiday gatherings, small and large, with family, friends and strangers too.  We will share what inspires us and hope it will inspire you too.  Now it’s time to cook and eat at home!

So, let’s start with a few questions for you.  Are you already a home chef of modest ability who wants to expand and refresh their repertoire of recipes and kitchen techniques?  Are you a cooking novice for whom the kitchen represents uncharted territory, a terra incognita of untold dangers and as-yet imagined delights?  Are you a confident master of the kitchen who is looking for fresh ideas?  Are you perhaps a bit of all three?  You are in the right place! Now it’s time to cook and eat at home!