Archive for July, 2012

Five Spice Flank Steak with Shiitakes, Peppers, Onions

Five Spice Flank Steak with Shiitakes, Peppers, Onions

Time: 15 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

I purchased some Chinese Five Spice a few months ago because it looked interesting and I had never cooked with it.  Wow ~ it has amazing flavor (a mix of anise, cinnamon, star anise, cloves and ginger) and make a great marinade.

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Pork Tenderloin with Sweet Cherry Sauce

Pork Tenderloin with Sweet Cherry Sauce

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Posted: July 29, 2012

My dad has always loved fruits with meats, and I’m late to the party on this one, but am now sold.  The cherries have been amazing this season and with the saltiness/smokiness of the pork, […]

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Grill Feast ~ Veggies and Sweet Italian Sausage

Grill Feast ~ Veggies and Sweet Italian Sausage

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Posted: July 25, 2012

It is amazing how good homemade sausage is.  I’ve made a maple-sage  breakfast bulk sausage in the past, but casing your own sausage is such a different and fun beast!  Grill this with some great veggies and […]

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Sweet Italian Sausage

Sweet Italian Sausage

This was fun ~ my first time stuffing sausage casings.  You definitely have to have patience with this (which I generally have little of).  But I was determined to do this.  If you are a […]

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Tomato-Dill Butter

Tomato-Dill Butter

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Posted: July 24, 2012

This is so easy to make and gives so much flavor!  I didn’t have fresh dill in my fridge, so I used dried; however, this would be great with fresh herbs (of your choosing).  This […]

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Birthday Cake!

Birthday Cake!

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Posted: July 22, 2012

Note the knife stabbed in the top!  :-)  This cake took MANY tries, with many re-dos, etc.  Don’t get me wrong, I was happy with the final product, but, ugh, this cavegirl was banging her […]

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Paleo Pizzettes

Paleo Pizzettes

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Posted: July 19, 2012

These are small pizzas perfect for a group of people or a picky family.  You have more opportunity with smaller pizzas to give variety to the toppings…everyone is happy! Crust: 4 cups riced cauliflower (see below) […]

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Melonsicles

Melonsicles

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Posted: July 18, 2012

This is just pure natural sweetness…my kids love this one and I don’t feel guilty if they have a couple at a time! 2 cups watermelon, seeded, cubed 2 cups cantaloupe, cubed 5 fresh mint […]

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Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup

Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup

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Posted: July 16, 2012

Once a week I roast a chicken and then make broth from the carcass.  Sometimes, I have a difficult time coming up with a new soup that I want to make, but today was easy.  Our farmer’s […]

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Asian Sea Bass in Parchment (en papillote) with Steamed Veggies

Asian Sea Bass in Parchment (en papillote) with Steamed Veggies

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Posted: July 11, 2012

I’ve been wanting to try cooking fish in parchment for years.  In my mid-twenties, I went to a Hiking Spa for a week and on one of the nights, we received a private session with […]

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