Czech-German Sauerkraut

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Rhineland Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Czech-German SauerkrautThe Goddess has been harking back to her roots recently.  Perhaps it was “The Purge”, as she affectionately refers to the process of ridding herself of years of accumulated junk treasures.  That, and the fact that she adores sauerkraut.  Continue reading

Rhineland Stuffed Chicken Breasts

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Rhineland Stuffed Chicken BreastsAs I mentioned in the recent Czech-German Sauerkraut post, I served these lovely breasts with the sauerkraut, instead of the more traditional pork.  Turns out, to be rather tasty and I will make this for The Latin Lover, sans the sauerkraut.  Continue reading

Apple Cider-Shallot and Mustard Vinaigrette

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Apple Cider-Shallot and Mustard VinaigretteThe Goddess is in apple pie mode these days.  She likes to reduce apple cider to add to the apples to really give an apple-y blast!  She’s very explosive, you know!  This vinaigrette was born from that reduction.  Continue reading

Cider-Bourbon Caramel Apple Pie

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Cider-Bourbon Caramel Apple PieWith autumn upon us, and all those lovely apples and apple cider, I decided to slightly rethink my apple pie.  The roots are the same as the Spiced Caramel Apple Pie, with all the warm spices, but I decided I wanted to “punch” up the apple taste to help create another little slice of heaven.   Continue reading

Pork Butt with Parmesan-Garlic-Rosemary Stuffing

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Pork Butt with Parmesan-Garlic-Rosemary StuffingGarlic-parmesan crusted pork is a thing of beauty!  Yes indeed, it is.  The combination is near Nirvana, or at the very least ethereal.  And I wanted to use the Instant Pot™, so I could use the pressure cooker feature…it worked like a charm!  Continue reading

Tropical Slaw

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Tropical SlawThink of this cole slaw as a “monsoon” of tropical flavors…pineapple, mango, orange…need I say more?  Okay, maybe I do, but you’re going to want to slap this on some fish tacos or anything seafood-y.  Or just have it for breakfast.  Continue reading

Roasted Butternut Squash, Pear and Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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Grilled Butternut Squash & Pear Grilled Cheese SandwichSince The Goddess knows she can’t get anything by you, she’s not even going to try.  You’re thinking, didn’t The Goddess post a loaf?  Well, yes she did…The Roasted Butternut, Brie and Caramelized Onions en Croute.  Okay, so she screwed up and reversed the order of the posts, but she not going to trash this, because it really is a delicious option.  And the cooler weather seems like the perfect time for this oozy, delicious grilled cheese.  Continue reading

Croatian Braised Beef (Dalmatinska Pašticada)

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Croatian Braised Beef (Dalmatinska Pašticada)I was reading a blog the other day, and I ran across something called Pašticada.  So, what’s this about?  Not being Croatian, this was new to me, but from what I was reading, this dish is a pretty big deal.  For the non-Croatian palate, this may seem like an odd combination of flavors to use with beef—lemons, nutmeg, cloves, prunes and other dried fruit—all braised slowly in red wine and plum brandy.  Continue reading

Tomato-Herb Summer Salsa for Beef

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Tomato-Herb Summer Salsa for BeefThis isn’t exactly a salsa in the Mexican-dip-for-tortilla chips sense, but more of an uncooked, chunky thick sauce…maybe a dressing?  But, no matter what you call it, it’s a nice change of pace and it’s delicious.  It’s great over a steak, on a burger or even on chicken.  This is just perfect for summer, when tomatoes come rolling in.  Continue reading

Orcchiette with Corn, Shrimp and Bacon

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Orcchiette with Corn, Shrimp and BaconYou know how The Goddess is always nattering on about leftovers, well this is why she loves, loves, lovers her leftovers.  Remember the Shrimp-Corn Chowder with Bacon and Scallions?  Well, this recipe uses that chowder as a sauce for this dish…. Continue reading