Christmas Cranberry Scones

Published November 14, 2012

[caption id="attachment_1732" align="alignright" width="300"] photo credit: My Recipes, Pinterest[/caption] 1/4 cup icing sugar rind of 1 orange 1 tbsp butter, melted 2.75 cups flour 3/4 cup buttermilk or plain yogurt 4 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp... Continue reading →

Edamame Vegetable Saute

[caption id="attachment_1718" align="alignright" width="250"] Photo credit:[/caption] This is one of my favorite side dishes when serving chicken, fish or just on it's own. 1 tbsp olive oil 1 large onion 2 garlic cloves, chopped 1.5 cups frozen sweet edamame... Continue reading →

Spicy Soba Noodles in Peanut Sauce

1 carrot, peeled 1/3 cup peanut butter 2 tbsp honey 1 tbsp chopped, peeled, fresh ginger 1 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce 1 tsp crushed red pepper 1 garlic clove 1 -16oz can fat-free chicken broth 1 pound skinned, boneless chicken... Continue reading →

Brie with Marinated Fruit

I love this recipe in the Autumn. The oozy translucence of melted brie combined with the wonderful sweetness of dates is amazing.   1 medium apple, pear cored, peeled and chopped 1/3 cup snipped dates 1/4 cup dried currants or... Continue reading →

Cedar Plank Salmon

[caption id="attachment_1700" align="alignright" width="194"] Look for fresh Spring or Coho salmon for this recipe.[/caption] This is a great summer barbeque for a family dinner. A favorite of my family, simply soak your planks for at least 8 hours and place... Continue reading →

Roasted Tomato Penne

[caption id="attachment_1696" align="alignright" width="300"] A wonderful meal by the fire or in the summer time with a salad.[/caption] This is one of my husband's favorite dinners with a nice Caesar salad and Classic Chianti. It is very kid-friendly and allows... Continue reading →

Wine Cellar Basics 101…Part I

Published July 20, 2012

Everywhere you turn it seems the buzz is all about wine. Wine cellars, wine shops, wine tasting and of course, wine drinking.  If you find yourself becoming interested in wine and the possibility of building up your own reserves, you... Continue reading →

Wine Cellar Basics 101…Part II

Probably one of the most important things to remember when aging wine is balance. Ideally, the elements that will help a wine to age are the following: Tannins are natural organic compounds that are found in the skins of grapes,... Continue reading →

White Chili

1 lb large white beans 6 cups chicken broth 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 medium onions, chopped 1 tbsp. oil 2 – 4 ounce cans chopped green chilis or jalapeno peppers 2 tsp. ground cumin 1 ½ tsp. dried oregano... Continue reading →

Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

2 whole pork tenderloins 3-4 garlic cloves, minced 1 large bunch fresh spinach, washed 1/3 cup toasted pine nuts 4 ounces asiago cheese, cubed 1 large egg, beaten 6 think slices of prosciutto, chipped kitchen string to tie the meat... Continue reading →