Pork Roast and Apples

Boneless pork roasts make a wonderful dinner anytime of the year. Use your favorite marinade to to add extra flavor to the roast. Here is one of my favorite marinades or you can mix a combination of soy sauce, sesame oil, chopped garlic, onion and a little sugar. This recipe includes sliced apples for a…

Oven Baked Beef Ragout

Here is a hearty beef stew that is flavorful with herbs and spices. Everything is put in a casserole dish and then bakes in the oven for over two hours. Give it a try for a hearty dinner! Oven Baked Beef Ragout 2 pounds boneless beef chuck roast, cut into 1 inch cubes 2 medium…

Pocket Sandwiches

This is a favorite of my sons. They like more “kick” so add sliced jalapeno peppers on top of the finished product. If you buy Italian sausage in links, slice open the casing to remove the meat and use a spatula to break into small pieces as you brown the meat. Pocket Sandwiches 1 pound…

Pistachio Chicken Strips

Here is an easy recipe using chicken breasts with a crunchy coating of chopped pistachio nuts mixed with curry powder. Easy to mix and bake and ready in 20 minutes! Pistachio Chicken Strips 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast tenders 1/4 cup chopped pistachios 1 tablespoons toasted bread crumbs 1/2 teaspoon curry powder Cooking spray…

Channa Masala

This is an vegetarian dish which uses chickpeas and a lot of spices to make very filling dinner. Serve with rice, naan bread and enjoy. Channa Masala or Chickpea Stew 2 tablespoons butter 1 whole onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 piece fresh ginger (about 1 inch), peeled and chopped 1 whole Jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped 3 tablespoons tomato…

Zesty Pork Loin

With a marinade or rub, a boneless pork loin is easy to bake or grill. This recipe uses a marinade that includes red pepper flakes to give the outer part of the roast a little zip and a glaze made with apricot preserves. Zesty Pork Loin Boneless pork loin roast (2 – 2 1/2 pounds) Marinade 1/2 cup light…

Pulgogi (Korean Barbeque)

We lived in Seoul, South Korea for two years and during that time, we learned to enjoy many of the Korean foods. Pulgogi (Bulgogi), or Korean Barbeque, is one of best-known Korean dishes. As we traveled around to different sites, it was common to see Koreans cooking pulgogi on a small grill on the sidewalk…

Firecracker Chili

This is a thick rich chili that is a great dinner on a cold day. The number of Jalenpeno peppers can be adjusted depending on personal taste. Firecracker Chili 4 slices of bacon, cut into small pieces 1 large onion, chopped 1/2 large bell pepper, chopped 2 cloves of garlic, minced 2 Jalapeno peppers, chopped

Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and dumplings is a favorite of many southern families. There are may different recipes for the dumplings. This is the recipe that my mother used which involves rolling the dough out into a thin rectangle, cutting into squares and dropping in the boiling broth. A pan of hot cornbread always accompanies the chicken and dumplings. Yum,…

German Pancakes

My German mother-in-law made these crepe-style pancakes that were served with applesauce and a variety of fresh berries. After spreading the pancake with applesauce and cut-up berries/fruit, roll up the pancake and sprinkle with granulated sugar or cinnamon-sugar.The recipe yields approximately 10 pancakes using a 9 inch skillet. German Pancakes 6 eggs 1 1/2 cup milk…