Monday, January 23, 2012

New England Clam and Corn Chowder with Herbs

Don has been commenting for a while that he wanted to find a good clam chowder recipe. Finally decided to try one tonight and it is a keeper. So tasty, easy to make, and economical too. We used whole milk like the recipe called for. Next time will try 2% and see if there's any significant difference. Click here for the full recipe from Epicurious:

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Baked Huevos Rancheros

I recently ordered a subscription for Food & Wine magazine to support a youth's school fundraiser. Tonight Don made this incredible dish. A play on traditional Huevos Rancheros, it substitutes tortilla chips for tortillas, and eggs are baked in the oven until lightly set. Lots of good healthy veggies in this one and delicious taste. This one's going in the regular rotation. Click on the link for the full recipe: Baked Huevos Rancheros.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Crockpot Turkey Tenderloin

Recipe recommended by my sister. Can't wait to try it!

Crockpot Turkey Tenderloin

Crockpot Glazed Turkey Tenderloin

  • 2 turkey tenderloins
  • 2 sweet potatoes, cut into quarters
  • 1 cup baby carrots
  • 1 Sweet onion diced
  • 1 15-oz can chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves

1. Put sweet potatoes, carrots, and onion into crockpot.

2. Place turkey tenderloin on top, pouring chicken broth over it all and topping the turkey with the preserves.

3. Cook for either 5 hours on high, or for 1 hour on high and 7 hours on low.

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

As our family grows and time and energy are going to be in higher and higher demand, I'm on the search for simple, nourishing, low maintenance dinners. It doesn't get any easier than this pulled pork recipe I just tried out today.

1 Frozen Pork Roast
1 Can Rootbeer
1 Bottle Barbecue Sauce
Hawaiian Rolls
Dill Pickles for Garnish (optional)

All you do is put the FROZEN roast in the crockpot and add one can of rootbeer. You can play with the cooking times. I cooked it on high for 4 hours and low for another 5 hours. Pork is done when you can shred it easily with a fork. Drain the rootbeer and return the pork to the crockpot. Shred with two forks. Add barbecue sauce and stir to incorporate. Heat until warmed through. Serve on Hawaiian rolls with dill pickles if desired.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Don's Balls (Meatballs that is)

I've always thought meatballs were fairly boring. Hamburger, egg, onion and crackers. Bland. Well not these!

2lbs ground Italian Sausage
2lbs ground Breakfast Sausage
1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
1 full row of Ritz crackers
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp sage

You can adjust the seasonings to taste. These are guesses, I didn't really measure them.

Mix together, and ball up! I went with larger than a golf ball, like maybe a racket ball.

I baked them at 400F for 15 min, then flipped them and baked them for another 15 min. DE-Lish!