Melon Caprese Salad, or Skewers if you want!

I spotted the idea for this salad on one of my favorite Instagram accounts, @whatsgabycookin. She did them as appetizer skewers, with the addition of Honeydew melon, and they were so beautiful. I decided to toss what I had into a bowl and present it as a side salad, it turned out great and wasContinue reading “Melon Caprese Salad, or Skewers if you want!”

Maple BBQ Pork Rub

Ingredients 4 pork loin chops 2 tablespoon Maple sugar 2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper 1 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder Combine all ingredients for the rub in a small bowl and set aside. Preheat grill on medium high (around 400 degrees F) for 10 minutes. Coat theContinue reading “Maple BBQ Pork Rub”

Fresh Herb Vinaigrette

After the delightful dinner we had from Alinea last weekend, I’ve been eager to try a fresh herb vinaigrette made from herbs from my herbs garden, aka “walk up salad bar”. So I did it! This is the framework for the recipe, I think it can be tweaked and adjusted to fit most anything. IContinue reading “Fresh Herb Vinaigrette”

Poached Salmon with Lemon and Dill

This easy salmon dinner is light and quick. All you need is: Salmon fillets 1 or 2 lemons sliced thin Fresh dill Salt & pepper Olive Oil ~1/2 C Wine, stock, or water 1 T Butter Place sliced lemon in the bottom of your baking dish and sprinkle a generous amount of fresh dill aContinue reading “Poached Salmon with Lemon and Dill”

Pappardelle with Rosemary Portobello Mushroom Ragu

This dinner was actual winner and it wane together in about 30 minutes start to plate. I used some fresh pappardelle, which cooked up wonderfully tender, you can usually find it in the refrigerator section of the grocery store. The fresh rosemary gives a wonderful pine-like flavor, and the chili flakes give just a bitContinue reading “Pappardelle with Rosemary Portobello Mushroom Ragu”

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

From The Silver Palate Cookbook In the early 1980s, my mom discovered The Silver Palate Cookbook, with a strong background of culinary adventures, she was always looking for new and inspiring resources. She introduced me to The Silver Palate, and together, we made lots of great dishes and baked goods. It must have been 1986,Continue reading “Oatmeal Raisin Cookies”