Monthly Archives: February 2014

Marmalade Marinated Pork Roast

Orange marmalade is a great way to flavor pork and turn a simple roast into something special. Here is another way to use orange marmalade with pork. The marinade needs to be a paste so adjust the amount of liquid … Continue reading

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Avocado and Prosciutto Frittata

Frittatas are a great way to use up things in the fridge, much like soups and stews. The avocado really pops after baking. Use bacon if there is no prosciutto around. Prosciutto, Spinach, Tomato and Avocado Frittata 7 eggs 3/4 … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Come Inside and Warm Up

Here are a few options to fight the miserable winter everyone seems to have around here. Cheddar Potato Soup Meatball Soup White Bean Chili Oatmeal Wheat Bread to dip in the soups Or top dip in the chili, cornbread. And … Continue reading

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Venison with a Grapefruit Reduction Sauce

Here is another simple fruit sauce that pairs perfectly with venison. Do not over marinate the meat or the citrus will make it get tougher. Use a backstrap or tenderloin only for this. Hand squeezed juice will yield the best … Continue reading

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Avocado Salad Dressing

Avocados have been on sale a lot lately and we can’t seem to buy enough. This creamy dressing is great over kale especially. Avocado Salad Dressing 1/2 an avocado 1/4 cup non-fat Greek yogurt 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil … Continue reading

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Pomegranate is for Lovers

You can make your own juice for this drink, if you really love someone. We won’t tell if you use store-bought for your Valentine though. The recipe, which calls for vanilla vodka, coffee and chocolate liqueurs as well as pomegranate … Continue reading

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Lyonnaise Potatoes

These potatoes are really tender and soft with a lot of flavor. Pair them with any number of roast or grilled meats. They do take a bit of time to prepare due to the caramelized onions. Lyonnaise Potatoes 2 lbs … Continue reading

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Mashed Black-Eyed Peas

This recipe was inspired by a dish at one of our favorite new restaurants. They always have a great spin on classic Southern ingredients like the humble black-eyed pea. If you haven’t cooked with them before here’s something to know, … Continue reading

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Baked Eggs in Avocados

We’re avocado happy lately. Maybe those ads with the dancing avocado begging to be put on toast have infiltrated our brains. One recent Saturday morning Katherine was traumatized by watching a chef make “guacamole” with parsley, garlic and olive oil. … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: A Valentine’s Day to Remember

This meal should make him and her very happy. The appetizer and main course are on the heavier side, but the dessert is lighter. Don’t forget the bubbly. Smoked Salmon Roulade Peppercorn-Crusted Steaks Twice-Cooked Potatoes Balsamic Chocolate-Covered Strawberries Chocolate Champagne … Continue reading

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