Monthly Archives: October 2010

curried blue cheese spread


  this is a surprisingly good and unexpected appetizer. the mix of cream cheese, blue cheese, and sauteed apples with curry, offers a blend of unusual flavors that work extremely well together. this recipe has been taken to several parties and the response … Continue reading

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grilled pork tenderloin sandwich w/carmelized onions and goat cheese


 i am not sure what part of this sandwich makes it so good, or is it all the components together? regardless, we make this sandwich over and over again. sometimes we simply crave it and make it for ourselves, and other times we make … Continue reading

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roasted russet ‘french fried’ potatoes


  with a ginormous bag of russet potatoes from costco, one has to be creative with what to do with all of them. roasted potato strips are a great way to utilize these potatoes as well as a great alternative … Continue reading

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mushroom risotto cakes


what do you do with left over risotto? risotto is heavenly fresh off the stove but just isn’t as appetizing the following day. risotto pancakes are a great way to reuse your leftovers as well as enjoy them. this could … Continue reading

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cilantro and lime inspired ‘chimicurri’ steak


the first time i made this marinade and sauce, my husband and i were surprised at how much flavor was in both the marinade and the sauce. it has been a while since we’ve had steak and this week my … Continue reading

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marinated fresh goat cheese


  i wanted to bring an appetizer for a gathering with old friends this evening and was in the search for impressive yet simple. this appetizer is such an easy fix that it is almost a crime. or, at least you might think so … Continue reading

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spiced infused olive oil


this is a great mix of spices and herbs, and together, with some garlic, the end result offers a nicely infused olive oil for many uses. a dipping sauce for fresh bread, on pasta, drizzled on roasted potatoes or even on … Continue reading

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