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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.

Pasta alle Vongole

Pasta alle Vongole
Pasta alle Vongole is “Pasta with Clams” in Italian.  Traditionally made with either spaghetti or linguine, this recipe is also in bianco or, as they say on the East Coast “white clam sauce” as opposed to in rosso, which adds tomatoes to the dish.  With a simple list of ingredients and easy to prepare, Pasta…
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Marjoram Marinara Pasta Sauce

Marjoram Marinara Pasta Sauce
Marjoram Marinara Pasta Sauce beautifully showcases the subtle flavor of Marjoram, called the “Queen of Herbs”.  Related to oregano, marjoram is the “sweet sister” to oregano’s “bold brother”.  Marjoram Marinara Pasta Sauce is very easy to make but does require fresh marjoram; fortunately, marjoram is an easy herb to grow. Unlike a lot of pasta…
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Ajvar Eggplant Red Pepper Spread

Ajvar Eggplant Red Pepper Spread
Ajvar Eggplant Red Pepper Spread (pronounced “eye-var), is a Balkan dish similar to Baba Ghanouj or Hummus.   Eggplant and red peppers are grilled, then puréed with other ingredients and then the purée is added to hot fragrantly seasoned olive oil for a final finishing touch. We prefer to prepare our Ajvar Eggplant Red Pepper Spread…
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Grilled Asparagus

Grilled Asparagus
Grilled Asparagus is a perfect appetizer or side dish for an all-from-the-grill dinner or lunch; grilling unexpectedly heightens the natural grassy flavor of fresh asparagus. A welcome change from the more common steamed asparagus, grilled asparagus is easy to prepare; the only challenge is to use asparagus stalks of similar diameter for even cooking. We…
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Ginned Tomato Sauce

Ginned Tomato Sauce
Ginned Tomato Sauce brings together the woodsy-herbal elements of dry gin with the sweetness of fresh tomatoes.  Relatively quick and easy to make, Ginned Tomato Sauce imbues the tomato sauce with the gin’s flavor elements, yielding a surprisingly tasty yet simple sauce.  Ginned Tomato Sauce is best served with a long form pasta like fettuccine,…
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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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Meyer Lemon Pasta Sauce

Meyer Lemon Pasta Sauce
Aromatic, sweet yet tangy Meyer lemons are key to our Meyer Lemon Pasta Sauce; other lemon varieties will yield a too tart, harsh sauce. The cooking process calls for the preparation of two sauces which are reduced and then combined to form silky Meyer Lemon Pasta Sauce.  It’s wonderful with any cut pasta shape but…
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Castelvetrano Olives Marinara Sauce

Castelvetrano Olives Marinara Sauce
Bright, colorful Castelvetrano Olives Marinara Sauce brings together a few ingredients for a super flavorful, eye-catching pasta sauce.  A ubiquitous snack in Italy, sweet Castelvetrano olives, with their bright green, some say Kermit green, color, come from Castelvetrano, Sicily, and are made from the nocerella del belice olive variety. Their meaty yet buttery flesh and…
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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.

Pork Stew with Lentils, Celery and Shiitake Mushrooms

Pork Stew with Lentils, Celery and Shiitake Mushrooms
Pork Stew with Lentils, Celery and Shiitake Mushrooms is tasty and comforting. Humble pork and lentils receives a wonderful boost from often-overlooked celery and unexpected shiitake mushrooms.  Colorful and very aromatic celery leaves provide a beautiful and tasty finish for this delicious stew which will become a staple of your culinary repertoire from autumn through…
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Braised Lamb and Cardoon

Braised Lamb and Cardoon
Braised Lamb and Cardoon is a tasty stew which bring two distinct ingredients together. Cardoon, also known as Cardoni, is related to the artichoke and has a similar taste but with more nut-like overtones; it resembles oversize celery with small thorns lining the edges of the ribs. While not well known outside of Italy, cardoon…
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Cape Malay Curry Mince

Cape Malay Curry Mince
Cape Malay Curry Mince is a great example of South Africa's remarkably diverse cuisine, as befits a country of its size and scope.  One of South Africa’s oldest population groups are known as the Cape Malay, originally comprised of peoples brought from various parts of the East Indies to the Cape Colony by the Dutch…
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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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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!