Roasted Broccolini with Garlic and Lemon

This is a simple and fast side dish that is great with just about any main course from salmon to steaks to pork skewers.  We use a two-step process to roast the veggies and then add garlic and lemon to keep the flavors all separated until just before serving.  The result is a perfect tender-crisp texture … Continue reading Roasted Broccolini with Garlic and Lemon

Sweet Potato Hashbrown Breakfast Stacks

These actually started out inspired by an eggs benedict recipe we had seen and saved.  Except that we were actually running a little short on ingredients (it was the day before our usual weekly trip to the market) and the thought of using up half a pound of grass-fed butter for hollandaise sauce just seemed like … Continue reading Sweet Potato Hashbrown Breakfast Stacks

Apple Braised Pork Chops and Coconut-Fried Apples

We've updated this to be two separate recipes, but there is something about pork chops with apples that makes this combination necessary to prepare at the same time.  So hit the "print" button at the bottom of this recipe, then follow the link for the apples and do the same there.  Then head out to … Continue reading Apple Braised Pork Chops and Coconut-Fried Apples

Pork & Noodle Stir Fry

While the name of this one may sound a bit similar to the Turkey Noodle Stir Fry we did not that long ago, the recipe itself shares only the use of spaghetti squash for noodles, and a few common veggies.  Otherwise, it is a whole new recipe that works great as a one-dish meal or … Continue reading Pork & Noodle Stir Fry

Sloppy Joes

I can't even begin to write this post without hearing my brother mimicking this song.  Ah, it just cracks me up every time. 🙂   Did you also know that Sloppy Joe has many other aliases?   Unlike those you will get in the cafeteria at school, we actually know what goes into this delicous recipe.  Of … Continue reading Sloppy Joes

Shredded Chicken Strawberry Salad

As the afternoons get longer (and, in spite of daylight savings, we also seem to be gaining daylight earlier in the morning as well), and the sun starts making appearances more than bi-weekly here in the PNW, our thoughts turn to spring and summer.  About the same time, we start to see strawberries arriving in the local … Continue reading Shredded Chicken Strawberry Salad

Coconut Ice Cream

As I scheduled this post, I noticed it was for the date of March 22.  Probably no coincidence as this date happens to be the birthdate of my grandpa who passed away over 15 years ago.  He LOVED ice cream and always had some in his freezer.  He would yell out the old saying, "I scream, … Continue reading Coconut Ice Cream