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SUCCULENT AND MOIST DRY RUB PORK TENDERLOIN

SUCCULENT AND MOIST DRY RUB PORK TENDERLOIN

My husband Allen was masterful when grilling or broiling anything. He had an uncanny ability to know when to pull meat from the grill or oven. He never used a meat thermometer--just pushed on the meat to somehow determine when it was ready. He would tent the meat and...

NOW THAT’S A SANDWICH!

NOW THAT’S A SANDWICH!

Sometimes I don't feel like cooking: I just don't want to turn on the oven, stove, or even the microwave. But I still want something other than the omnipresent salad. And I don't want to order pizza or go out to get some take out. Grumble, grumble, grumble... I guess...

BEAUTIFUL AND EASY PUFF PASTRY STRIPS

BEAUTIFUL AND EASY PUFF PASTRY STRIPS

This is one of those recipes that is deceptively simple and easy to make, but looks like something from the Food TV channel. I have to admit that it is best to keep these hidden away until company arrives, otherwise dessert starts disappearing before the main dish is...

STICKY SWEET ORANGE GLAZED FISH (SALMON)

STICKY SWEET ORANGE GLAZED FISH (SALMON)

If you need a versatile glaze for fish, this is it. I have tried it on salmon, cod, and bass. I haven't tried this on chicken or pork, but as I write this, I am thinking, "Why not?" I just bet it will work for those also. Originally, I made this with just enough sauce...

EASY, QUICK, YUMMY GARLIC-SCAPE PESTO

EASY, QUICK, YUMMY GARLIC-SCAPE PESTO

A few years ago I belonged to a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). If you need more information about CSAs and would like to find one near you, here is a good link: https://www.michigancsanetwork.org/find-a-csa I loved picking up my box of seasonal, fresh produce...

YUMMY SUMMERTIME POTATO SALAD

YUMMY SUMMERTIME POTATO SALAD

With summer approaching, I start to think about favorite make-ahead, cold dishes like salads, potato salad and macaroni salad. One of my very favorites is this previous post, Lemon Rosemary Potato Salad. But my family also loves the more traditional American...

HOW TO CUT A WATERMELON FOR EASY EATING

HOW TO CUT A WATERMELON FOR EASY EATING

Don't you love it when you start to see the many kinds of melons in the market? Now, I know these gems that are imported from other states will not be as flavorful as our own seasonal beauties but I still smile and wonder which grandkids/kids might stop by soon to...

YUMMY ZUCCHINI-CORN PATTIES WITH DIPS

YUMMY ZUCCHINI-CORN PATTIES WITH DIPS

I started this post and took photos at the height of zucchini season last summer. However, troubles with my computer, apps, and photo programs (one right after another) made me consider giving up my blog completely! However, anyone who knows me well, knows that I...