Dijon Potatoes with Green Beans

Dijon Potatoes

 

Tasty lighter potato salad to serve cold or warm. The flavor intensifies after refrigerating for a couple of hours. But you may be like me and enjoy this salad immediately after preparing. Either way I guarantee you won’t be disappointed … That’s if you are into Dijon and a little tart and tanginess. Love serving this with a sweeter meat dish. Yes, it was perfect with my Pumpkin Braised Short Ribs.

It’s a great side! Hope you enjoy!

 

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Pumpkin Braised Short Ribs

Pumpkin Braised Short ribsLots of wonderful ingredients make up this savory pumpkin dish. Whether you’re into pumpkin, just a hint here, or not this is an amazing short rib treat. Impress your family or guests with this easy dinner presentation. I failed to mention this even tastes better reheated. Yes, it’s one meat dish that can be served as leftovers and no one is the wiser.

Happy First Day of Fall 2016!

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Pumpkin

pumpkinPumpkin Recipes … Breads, Cakes, Cookies, Muffins, Pies, Panettone, French Toast, Popcorn Balls. You see the trend, don’t you? Sweets! Yes, search PUMPKIN  and you’ll find endless deliciously sweet pumpkin recipes. But this fall I’m into savory Pumpkin Main Dishes. Pumpkin Braised Short Ribs is first on the menu.

Try these Main Dishes while waiting!

Pumpkin Parmesan Cream Pasta SaucePumpkin Parmesan Cream SoupStuffed Baby Pumpkins

 




Chocolate Chips

Chocolate ChipsSometimes the recipe has an outcome you hadn’t expected. Good or bad! This time it’s somewhere in-between. The cookie flavor is lacking ‘though a tablespoon of vanilla is used, and all the nuts and chocolate chips can’t help. So … rather than sharing a recipe I doubt I will ever try again I’d like to share some of my favorite chocolate chip recipes.

Thanks neighbors for being my taste testers.

Old Fashioned Chocolate ChippersChocolate Chip Cookies Quick MixChocolate Nut Toffee BarsChocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

 


Pancit

Roselyn’s Recipe

Pancit

Another great Filipino recipe from Roselyn, my neighbor, who loves to cook as much as I do. This is an amazing chicken and shrimp version. Delicious! And if you aren’t careful you might find yourself saying,”I can’t believe I ate the whole thing!”

Roselyn’s putting the recipe together for me. I hope she doesn’t keep us in suspense long!

Here it is! Roselyn’s Pancit!

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Devil’s Food Chocolate Pound Cake

devils-food-pound-cakeChocolate is still my favorite dessert flavor. I can go days without it. But then thoughts of chocolate begin to circle and are relentless until I meet the craving. My recipe for this rich and moist chocolate pound cake does the trick. One must, the chocolate (for me) must be very very good if not the best. This recipe uses an entire cup of cocoa and it will drive the taste of this cake. You want the best available cocoa. If you haven’t an idea about what’s the best unsweetened cocoa ingredient to use check out Cook’s Illustrated’s ratings here.

Devil’s Food Chocolate Pound Cake, a great treat for those Halloween visitors!

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Roselyn’s Chicken or Pork Adobo

Roselyn's Chicken or Pork AdoboDelicious Filipino Dish with few ingredients! I like the idea of pork ribs instead but suit your meat preference. Because this recipe uses pickling spices I relate the meat taste to some Portuguese dishes. I just love it! Enjoy! And thanks Roselyn … Hoping for more.

Here is another adobo recipe you may enjoy. And I love Margaret’s Spareribs too!

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Olive Dip

Olive DipWinding down … Summer about to end. Squeezing in as many barbecues as possible. Enjoying icy wines in the now less than 3 digit heat. If you’re doing the same and need a new quick dip recipe here it is! This recipe is inspired by the 3 ingredient dip recipe in the latest Wine Enthusiast magazine. The September edition has a beautiful Porchetta, a Beer Braised Chicken and so many more delicious recipes. It’s an amazing issue!

I’ve changed up the recipe because I love Greek olives but any black olive will do. I’ll bet homemade green olives would work, Leonard! (My cousin, who cures his own.) Instead of Parmesan (I was fresh out) I used Asiago. Take a look at this easy recipe. You’ll love it!

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