Month: February 2011

Grilled Flank Steak And Spinach Salad With Herb & Garlic Potatoes

A couple of months ago my husband and I decided that we needed to cut back on red meat and enter more vegetables, fruits, and fish into our diets. I have always been a meat eater but am surprised at how much I actually…

Sea Scallops in Wine Sauce With Black Japonica Rice

The men in my house would rotate tacos, spaghetti, pizza, and grilled burgers every day of the week if I let them. I love those things too, but maybe once a month. The dinner request for tonight was tacos but that would have involved…

Peanut Butter Balls

Few things in this world go together better than peanut butter and chocolate. And then there’s peanut butter, chocolate, and pretzels…even better. And let’s not forget, this is dairy-free and gluten-free. Dairy-free chocolate that tastes like a high quality chocolate, gluten-free pretzels that are…

Blueberry & Walnut Banana Bread

For some reason, I cannot throw an overripe banana away. Probably because I buy organic bananas and it just kills me that they are so expensive and we didn’t eat them. So I’ve had 4 blackened, organic bananas on my kitchen counter staring at…

Pan Fried Pork Chops & Roasted Vegetables

A blizzard hit us last night…and it’s almost the end of February. Just when I thought I was gearing up for spring and looking forward to milling around in the garden, the wind chill dropped to below zero and the sky let go of…

Thyme For Lemon & Rosemary Cookies

It happens every year. Right around the end of February I start getting spring fever. I can’t help myself and I start saying ridiculous things like, “Can you believe they’re predicting snow?” or “Wow, did you see how frosty it was this morning, is…

Stuffed Chicken Breasts With Tomato & Onion Salad

It’s late February and I’m already longing for summer food. That can’t be good considering I’m sitting her watching the snow fall in huge, fluffy, flakes out of the sky. I suppose the snow and frigid temperatures they are forecasting means that we’ll be…

Lazy Tuesday Pasta

We’re just coming off of a four-day weekend and although they are always a welcomed relief from our hectic schedules, the day after when things have to get back to normal seems to draggg by. Sort of like our bodies and minds are putting…

Rich & Spicy Chili With Cinnamon Rolls

For some reason, chili and cinnamon rolls go together beautifully. I’m not talking about canned chili and a cinnamon roll that came out of a tube either. I’m talking chili from scratch, and warm cinnamon rolls straight from your own oven that have come…

Gluten Free Onion Rings

Fried food. Naughty, I know. But oh so good. This is the first year of my life that I have ever deep-fried anything. Can you believe it took me 42 years? My mom bought me a Dutch Oven for Christmas last year and then…

Spicy Sausage & Cabbage Soup

Our winters last anywhere from about the end of October through the end of March, sometimes even into the beginning of April. There are years when I worry that it’s going to drag on forever and things will never warm up and bloom. Winter…

Clementine & Chocolate Shortbread

Today is the perfect day to set aside a few minutes to sit down with a hot cup of tea, a good book, and a little treat. Well, I guess I would have to say almost every day is a good day for that!…