Roasted Red Grapes with Blueberries

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Roasted Red Grapes with BlueberriesThis is one of those little sweethearts-of-a-recipe.  It’s fast, easy and just supremely delicious.  It’s good warm or at room temperature.  I plop them on top of salads, serve them on the side of a grilled pork, chicken or salmon, or smear them on some nice toast with a bit of brie.  Continue reading

Creamy Horseradish-Mustard Sauce

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Creamy Horseradish-Mustard SauceAnd in case you missed it the first time…because this is spectacularly good with Corned Beef with Beer Gravy and it’s that time of year.  When The Progeny are around the table, I have to make huge quantities, because it truly is…all…about…this…sauce!  Continue reading

Corned Beef with Beer Gravy

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038I’m reposting this, because well my God…look at that crust.  And tomorrow is St. Pat’s Day.  And make the Creamy Horseradish-Mustard Sauce today.  It’s a must.  So back to the post…Slow-roasted, brown sugar-crusted corned beef with beer and onion gravy.  Why would you save this just for St. Patrick’s Day?  It’s much too good and so simple to be left to one day a year.  It makes a great Sunday dinner and the house will smell good enough to eat!  Continue reading

The Goddess’s Dilly Ranch Salad Dressing and Dip

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The Goddess's Dilly Ranch Salad Dressing and DipAre we tired of Ranch Dressing yet?  Come on…you know we all love it.  Don’t we?  I’ve made Ranch for years, many times using the dry packet and embellishing it with more dill.  The Goddess loves her dill.  So why not make it from scratch?  This is where we’ve ended up…for the moment, anyway.  It’s terrific drizzled over a nice piece of salmon, on a baked potato, a shingle or on slices of garden tomatoes.  Continue reading

Southern Indian Fresh Onion Chutney

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Southern Indian Fresh Onion ChutneyIf you’ve ever eaten in an Indian restaurant, then you’ve had this.  The Goddess has been known to have a bowl of this.  You think she’s kidding?  She is not.  This stuff is addictive, because it’s just, plain delicious.  Continue reading

Short-Cut Spiced Apple Butter

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Short-Cut Spiced Apple ButterApple butter is autumn in a jar.  I love it spread on toast, or along side slices of pork.  It’s comforting and just plain, delicious.  But, it can be quite a bit of work, and you know The Goddess is one lazy…uh, well, Goddess.  So, she came up with this version and she’s happy to report, it’s delicious.  Continue reading

Afghan Vegetable Soup…Sort of!

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Afghan Vegetable SoupI just recently had a wonderful meal at Ariana, in Philadelphia’s Old Town.  It was a frigid cold night, as one can expect in February.  I didn’t have their “Aush” or “Mashawa”, which are typical Afghan soups, but I saw bowls or it going by and it smelled heavenly.  Turns out, it is.  Continue reading

Cuban-Style Picadillo

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Cuban-Style PicadilloEvery Cuban woman (or man, I suppose) knows how to make Picadillo.  It’s quick and delicious, but it’s never as good as “mami makes”!  Some things transcend cultures, don’t they?  I learned how to make this from my mother-in-law and from The Latin Lover’s great-aunt, both damn fine cooks.  It’s a very valuable recipe to have.  Continue reading

Meatloaf, Cuban-Style

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Meatloaf, Cuban-StyleYou may remember, in the past…yes, The Goddess is a deity with a past!  Everyone has a past, and goddess-willing, it’s interesting and rich with memories.  Anyway, there were a couple of posts for Boliche and Boliche, Deconstructed, as well as picadillo.  This is simply boliche in meatloaf form.  An experiment going deliciously well!  Continue reading

Skillet Pizza-in-a-Meatloaf

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Skillet Pizza-in-a-MeatloafI had some mini-pepperoni that just seemed like they would be a nice addition to some lean ground beef…I was thinking maybe a taco-like thing, but The Latin Lover said, “We haven’t had meatloaf in a while.  I love meatloaf”…well, what more could a Goddess want to hear?  Continue reading