Category Archives: Main Course

Foolproof Broiled Pork Chops

I hate bedtime. Wait, let me clarify.  I love my bedtime.  But I dread Libby’s. Up until a few months ago, we had a solid routine.  A little Peppa Pig, Charlie and Lola, or Yo Gabba Gabba!, dinner, play, pajamas, … Continue reading

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Beefyroni

I’ve been visiting rehab lately.  Something about that sentence has a whole lot of shock value until I clarify that I was going to visit my grandmother who was getting physical therapy/rehab for a broken arm.  After a number of … Continue reading

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Deb’s Buttermilk Roast Chicken

What is it about getting older that makes my bad memory even worse?  I freely admit that it’s not unusual for someone to tell me a story about a past event that I was part of and have absolutely no … Continue reading

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Best Bean and Beef Chili

I’m not an overly huggy person.  I like my personal space and one of the surest ways to press my buttons is to breach that airspace without clearance from the tower.  I’ve had a relationship fail because the other person … Continue reading

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Crockpot Char Siu Pork

“It’s in the ‘Freezes Beautifully’ section of my cookbook, and I want to make something that freezes beautifully.”  – Annelle, Steel Magnolias The Mistah and I have only recently begun to seriously budget.  Until now, budgeting meant making sure we … Continue reading

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Chilled Avocado Soup

Lately I feel like I’m on the verge of becoming the stereotypical crotchety old lady.  The one who mutters under my breath about “kids these days” and “hell in a handbasket” and then wonders why people avoid making eye contact … Continue reading

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Beef Tenderloin with Wine Sauce

Beef Tenderloin with Wine Sauce Adapted from Ellie Krieger BAH Note:  To amp up the wine sauce even more, whisk in 1 tablespoon of butter just before taking the sauce off the heat and serving. 2 pounds beef tenderloin 4 … Continue reading

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Baked Barley and Mushrooms

Baked Barley and Mushrooms Adapted from And Baby Cakes Three 1 onion, diced 1 pound mushrooms, sliced 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup barley 2 1/2 tablespoons butter 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 2 1/2 cups vegetable broth, simmering 1/4 … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday – Undecided

The following post originally appeared on BAH on 2 September 2009. I can’t decide if I like this recipe or not. Maybe it needs a different cheese because the smoked Gouda seemed to overwhelm everything else. Other than a cheese … Continue reading

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Ina’s Panko Salmon

Panko Crusted Salmon Adapted from Ina Garten 2/3 cup panko breadcrumbs zest of 1 lemon 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 salmon filets (4 to 6 ounces), skin on 2 tablespoons dijon mustard 2 tablespoons vegetable oil Heat your oven to … Continue reading

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