Category Archives: Sauces/Dressings

Fast, Fresh, Homemade Marinara Sauce

Now that I have been getting more busy with work, I have had to cut down on the amount of time that I can use to cook dinner.  Even though I didn’t want to out of principal, I tried a … Continue reading

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Pan Seared Pork Chops with Cherry Rosemary Compote

One of the great things about cherries is that they are affordable only long enough that you don’t get sick of them.  For just a few weeks you can load up on cherries without feeling guilty, and then they are … Continue reading

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Felafel and Cucumber Dill Sauce with Variations

I don’t think I will ever forget the first time I had felafel.  That day changed my culinary horizons, it was a revelation.  The humble Felafel and Fries in Adams Morgan in DC still holds a place of great esteem … Continue reading

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Raspberry Spice Pork Chops

As we all know, I love Penzey’s Spices store.  Grocery stores cannot match the quality and variety of spices and seasonings and herbs that Penzey’s offers.  As I have pointed out to my husband, the last two times I’ve been … Continue reading

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Perfect Meatloaf

I love meatloaf.  I do not know why it is always mentioned with derision on TV, b/c the stuff is very good.  Even with my old way of doing it, it was still like a burger in a different form.  … Continue reading

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Carribean Rum Mango BBQ Sauce

Ben, my husband, loves anything with mango.  He first learned this when we got dried mango from the grocery store.  After a few bites it was renamed Ben-heroin.  You can not leave him alone with the stuff if you want … Continue reading

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Not Your Grandmother’s Pot Roast–Gourmet and Abridged Versions

It’s been a while since I have been on here.  I went through this strange phase where I did not want to cook or go to the grocery store.  I don’t know why, but for some reason it didn’t feel … Continue reading

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