I grew up eating artichokes and they were always a special treat in our home. My sisters and I would be very excited on the nights my Mom made them. She always made them the same way, boiled and served with a side of mayonnaise…it was the best. I just bought a couple of really
I love this time of year because I can make soups and stews all winter long. It has been brisk and raining this week so I decided to make a big pot of soup. My mom made split pea soup in the crock pot when I was a kid and I have always loved it.
Our friends invited us for dinner and I was asked to bring a side dish. I was craving something warm and comforting since it had been raining all day. I had a zucchini and a yellow squash to use up so I decided to try a gratin. Gratins normally have a rich white sauce that
As you know, if you read my blog, I love Mexican food. Well, it’s been rainy cool here and I was in the mood for a bowl of stew but with a Mexican flair. I cut up some stew meat and onions then cooked them for a few minutes. I mixed them together with broth,
I needed a good side dish to accompany a roasted pork tenderloin and I was craving potatoes. I par boiled them then tossed them in a bit of soy sauce, butter, pepper and parsley then roasted them until they were soft and tender. They were fantastic! I love the flavor of soy sauce and butter
We had friends coming for dinner and I wanted something nice, healthy and easy. I had a pork tenderloin so I threw together some ingredients for a marinade. I let it marinate for 4 hours before roasting it in the oven. It was really moist and tender and full of flavor. I served it with