Halibut with Fresh Tomato Sauce and Arborio Rice

Halibut over leeks

  6 T Olive oil                         5 large garlic cloves                 1/4 t crushed red pepper 3 lbs fresh tomatoes              1/8 t saffron threads                 5 oregano sprigs zest of 1 orange in 1″ wide strips                5 bay leaves        3 whole cloves 1 cup arborio rice                3-4 halibut fillets         chopped parsley        salt & pepper 1. In aRead more

Maple-glazed stuffed roast pork

From Kraft Foods Magazine (which readers must now pay for, when this magazine used to be free)…Maple-glazed stuffed roast pork. I had purchased what I THOUGHT to be a pork roast, however, turned out to be two small pork loins netted together.  Doug placed the stuffing in between the two loins, tied with butcher’s twineRead more

Shrimp Po’Boys with remoulade sauce

Made these last night for dinner. Recipes for the shrimp and the sauce were from Bon Appetite magazine.  I am so proud, they were fantastic.  The batter for the shrimp is easy and not heavy.  Very light and the shrimp fried very quickly.  I did three batches in vegetable oil.  I made the remoulade sauceRead more

Mango salsa anyone?

Last night, I made my first mango salsa.  Not being a friend of many fruits, this was a big deal for me.  I get apprehensive about anything I don’t heat, cook or chill? Menu consisted of grilled lemon shrimp and grilled cod with a mango-mint salsa, over a rice pilaf. I wanted a light, refreshingRead more

Friday Night Stir-Fry

Stir-fry was a success! Excited about using a wok on the Big Green Egg, Doug wanted to prepare stir-fry and serve it with fried rice.  I began by prepping the vegetables, taking care to make each piece uniformly the same size.  I prepared zucchini (fresh from our garden), carrots, sweet onions, broccoli florets, snap peas,Read more

Pasta alla Trapanese (courtesy of David Rocco)

Portions enough for 3-4 servings.  You can double the recipe for a larger crowd. 3 vine ripe tomatoes, quartered 2 cloves of garlic Basil leaves torn 1/4 cup of the best olive oil you like Mix all of these ingredients, using a mortar and pestle, or if you don’t need the exercise, use a foodRead more

Easy Chicken Ball

1  8 oz. cream cheese                               1  12.5 oz canned white chicken breast meat 1  pkg Ranch dip mix Mix together with your hands.  Form a large ball. Pecans are optional for outside of ball. Chill until served.  Best with “Carr’s” water crackers. Please follow and like us: