Tag Archives: Onion

Italian Pork and Tomato Sauce Served over Risotto

My husband went to Costco and came back with pork shoulder again.  I think he was trying to get me to make my Pork Tacos, but I had other plans.  Because Fall is around the corner, I tend to start making dinners to freeze.   Its nice to have a healthy, hearty meal I can […]

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Fall Garden Planting & To Do List

Even though you may still be pulling the sprinklers around and gardening in the morning and evening to avoid the heat, its time to start thinking about our Fall vegetable gardens. Depending on where you live or what you want to grow, you may be able to plant seeds and transplants this month. Around here […]

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Orzo Salad with Beets & Blue Cheese

I will be stating up front that my family told me not to post this recipe.  Both of my guys said it was “gross”.  I on the other hand said it was “delicious”.   Why the discord?  One word, Beets.  Need I say more? If you like beets, this will be your new favorite way […]

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The Many Layers of the Onion

Because Onions are small and their tissues leave little or no trace, no one is sure where onions started their long life.  Some believe that they go back to prehistoric days as one of the first vegetables in the prehistoric diet.  Many botanists believe it originated in central Asia over 5000 years ago. Onions may […]

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Barbecue Shrimp with Cheese Grits

I have made a deal with myself.  No new cooking magazines, until I go through the old ones and try the recipes I earmarked and forgot!  So slowly, but surely I cooking them up, subjecting the family to the results and based on the reviews sharing them with you.  It’s been tough holding to the […]

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Quick Quiche in a Muffin Tin

Who doesn’t love Quiche?  Though men won’t admit to it because they think its “girlie” they do love it!! The classic French Quiche actually originated in Germany, in the medieval kingdom of Lothringen, which was under German rule. (Renamed Lorraine when it came under French control – hence, Quiche Lorraine).  The word ‘Quiche’ is derived […]

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Grilled Asparagus & Onion with Balsamic & Blue Cheese

This tastes so good you won’t believe it is good for you!  The figs, sweet onion and blue cheese, OH-MY! I always serve this with a steak or a chop, you definitely need something big & bold to accompany something so sweet & savory! 1 pound of asparagus, trimmed 1 medium sweet yellow onion, trimmed […]

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Grilled Steak & Poblano Tacos

Continuing on the path of my love affair of Central American Recipes!  NO it’s not just because I LOVE Margarita’s.  But, let me just say this recipe would rock it with a Frozen Margarita, no salt!  I’m just sayin’!! This is a crowd pleaser. I put the steak on a small cutting board and the […]

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Birthday Stuffed Shells

Today is my oldest sons 20th Birthday! Happy Birthday Jimmy!! Luckily we got the chance to fly out this last weekend to see him. Knowing we would be visiting I made one of his favorite dinners, froze it and brought it with me. Because he is a collegiate rower and its rowing season his coach […]

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Grilled Chicken with Asian Barbecue Sauce

This is a great summer recipe. The sauce can be made a day ahead. You can store extra sauce in the refrigerator for up to a week. FAMILY RATING: 6 garlic cloves, unpeeled 1 ½ teaspoons black pepper 1 onion , coarsely chopped 1 ½ tablespoons vegetable oil ½ cup oyster sauce 3 tablespoons soy sauce ⅓ cup water ¼ cup white wine vinegar 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts SAUCE: […]

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