Tag: garlic

Juicy Brined Chicken for the Grill

Juicy Brined Chicken for the Grill

[donotprint]A brined Thanksgiving turkey has been my brother Greg’s tradition for years. He swears it’s the only way to go. So when Holland House asked me to develop brine recipes with their cooking wines, I was excited. Why? Cooking wines are a natural for brines…

Grilled Chicken Balsamico

Grilled Chicken Balsamico

                [donotprint]Tender, juicy, rosemary and balsamic vinegar-infused chicken on a skewer. Yumm. Great for company or everyday. This is a favorite of the Martinez family, one of my official recipe-taster neighbors. Serve with grilled Yukon gold potatoes and…

In Your Freezer and Ready to Go

In Your Freezer and Ready to Go

Figuring out what to have for dinner is not a new dilemma. We’ve been talking about it for a long time. Food magazines, food companies and cookbook authors have been on the subject for years. Rosie wrote about it last week. It helps a lot to have…

Quick Pan-Roasted Romanesco

Quick Pan-Roasted Romanesco

[donotprint] Romanesco is a winter favorite in my CSA box. This cauliflower cousin is a most inventive cross of vegetables along with it’s own genetic twists, literally, with tiny concentric twists of flower-like points.  The flavor and texture is similar to cauliflower, but prettier and much more fun to eat! As often happens…

More Tapas for Holiday Appetizers

More Tapas for Holiday Appetizers

[donotprint]Patatas Bravas (Roasted Potatoes with Spicy Tomato Sauce), is probably the most common tapas dish in Spain. Its status has been elevated in recent years by upscale chefs who create their own unique, signature variations. Sometimes the sauce is mixed with the potatoes; sometimes it…

Mediterranean Spiced Chicken

Mediterranean Spiced Chicken

[donotprint]When it’s my turn to cook dinner – and that would be most every night! – I often don’t feel like spending a lot of time planning or cooking.  So I understand if you feel the same.  This recipe has just three main ingredients, which helps me…

Homemade Pizza – Supper in a Snap

Homemade Pizza – Supper in a Snap

[donotprint]These zesty cheese pizzas topped with a refreshing green salad make an easy weeknight supper. I use prewashed greens from the grocery store this time of year, especially baby spinach leaves and arugula. Pre-shredded cheese and boboli pizza crusts cut corners, but not flavor for…

Divinely delicious burgers – my own, and two others

Divinely delicious burgers – my own, and two others

[donotprint]Look no further if you hunger for a really good burger. Seriously, these are fabulous. The secret to my delectable burgers is a savory ground meat mixture that makes all the difference between a burger you crave and one that’s just okay. Stuffed with your favorite…