Garlic Herb “Stuffed” Chicken Breast

This recipe is perfect for a weeknight where you don't want to spend a lot of time getting things ready.  We're starting with simple grilled chicken breast, but livening it up with a combination of garlic, lemon juice, and fresh herbs from our garden. Gather Up: 4 chicken breast halves, boneless and skinless (about 3 … Continue reading Garlic Herb “Stuffed” Chicken Breast

Cucumber and Tomato Salad

I needed to come up with a potluck dish in a pinch and with my CSA to the rescue, I made this very tasty salad.  The cucumbers that I used were huge and it still felt like it wasn't enough, but with a party of 20 people, it actually worked out great.  Adjust according to … Continue reading Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Sesame Orange Pork Loin

Today's recipe is an easy pork roast that takes almost no effort to prep and only about an hour to cook.  You do need to marinade for a little while, but that can be done before you leave for work, or even right when you get home if you don't mind eating just a little … Continue reading Sesame Orange Pork Loin

Merlot Braised Short Ribs

Short ribs, coming from the "short plate" (lower middle rib area) on a steer, contain a considerable amount of connective tissue and tendon that can result in tough and chewy meat if not prepared correctly.  There are, however, a number of ways to prepare and cook these tasty (and less expensive) cuts of meat to ensure … Continue reading Merlot Braised Short Ribs

Margarita Pork Chops

This recipe is packed with flavor and requires very little prep work before starting it on the grill.  The trick is using highly acidic lime juice for a short marinade, followed by basting the meat regularly while cooking at a slightly lower temperature to continue adding flavor.  While you've got the grill heated up, you … Continue reading Margarita Pork Chops

Tropical Lime Chile Brined Pork Chops

With summer in full swing, backyard cookouts and parties are often based on beach and tropical themes.  In that spirit, here is a pork chop recipe for grilling that is infused with the tropical flavors of pineapple, mango, and lime.  Add some freshly ground ancho chile powder for just a touch of heat, and some assorted other … Continue reading Tropical Lime Chile Brined Pork Chops

Bengali Roasted Chicken

This recipe uses a unique blend of ingredients common to the Bangladesh area with a mixture of veggies and sweet potatoes to make a complete meal.  Roasted in a very hot oven, the yogurt sauce reduces down to a thick glaze coating.  This recipe will make a lot, so you'll have plenty for leftovers, or enough … Continue reading Bengali Roasted Chicken