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Roast Pork Tenderloin with Pears and Shallots

Roast Pork Tenderloin with Pears and Shallots

Streamlined recipes are especially appealing right now. We’ve all put a lot of miles around the track cooking at home this past year and it has been exhausting. I get it. On the positive side you have probably been eating healthier and you’ve most likely…

Individual Pot Roasts

Individual Pot Roasts

  In the countless times I’ve prepared pot roast I never once thought to cut the beef into individual pieces. So I was intrigued when Jamie Callison introduced me to the idea with his pot roast recipe while working on the Crimson Spoon Cookbook. I…

Oven Roasted Beef Brisket

Oven Roasted Beef Brisket

Tasting beef brisket eluded me most of my life. I am not sure how this happened, considering my Mom grew up on a farm and my childhood was graced with the typical American beef recipes like pot roast and beef stew. So when I tasted it…

Fennel Rosemary Orange Roasted Pork Loin with Cranberry Sauce

Fennel Rosemary Orange Roasted Pork Loin with Cranberry Sauce

Fresh rosemary, fennel seeds and orange zest form a savory herb rub for this pork loin roast and slivers of garlic randomly poked into the meat before it is roasted guarantee each slice is savory and flavorful. I like pork loin roast because it’s an…

Tuscan White Bean and Sausage Soup with Kale

Tuscan White Bean and Sausage Soup with Kale

Spring is getting close, but for now, wintery soup will still grace my table. I am a lover of beans and especially when they are in a soup. I’m so happy when I remember ahead of time to soak the dried ones. But I forget just…

Slow Cooked Fresh Herb Pot Roast

Slow Cooked Fresh Herb Pot Roast

Nothing short of amazing is how your house will smell while this pot roast is slowly simmering away in your oven and the aroma of beef, vegetables and herbs fill the the air. The cooking smells might just rival the actual eating of the finished…

Louisiana-Style Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

Louisiana-Style Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

This recipe is a long-standing loyal member of my arsenal of dependable and favorite dinner recipes. I have been making it for many, many years and to date, my family or friends have never tired of it. It was also a favorite at my cooking…

Roast Rack of Lamb With Fresh Mint Vinaigrette

Roast Rack of Lamb With Fresh Mint Vinaigrette

Roasting a rack of lamb is easier than you might think. The key is to begin with a high quality rack of lamb purchased at a reliable meat department or butcher. Most lamb racks have eight bones in them which means eight chops. They are…

Coq au Vin

Coq au Vin

  This is one of my favorite classic winter dishes. Easy to make during the week as it can be prepared start to finish in about an hour and yet it’s fabulous for weekend entertaining too. You can use chicken breasts or thighs or a…