Category Archives: Dinner Time

Pork Rib Roast Herbs de Provence with Mashed Potatoes and Mango Sauce

Bring the Rib Roast to room temperature. Preheat oven 400 degrees Wash and pat dry with paper towels. Place on roasting rack. Rub with olive oil, salt, pepper and herbs de provence Place in oven uncovered in 400 degree oven … Continue reading

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BBQ Chicken Portabello Pizza

In the best of plans, before I leave for work in the morning, I marinade the mushroom caps in a ziplock back and upon returning home from work, they are ready to go. 8 large portabello mushroom caps – marinade … Continue reading

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Moussaka – Eggplant Casserole

Inspired by Bobby Flay’s Moussaka Throwdown, I had to give it a go.  2 medium eggplants salt Meat Sauce: 1 pound ground lamb (or you can use a mixture of beef and lamb) 2 tablespoons butter 2 tsp greek seasoning … Continue reading

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Roast Chicken with Rosemary and Orange Marmalade

Ingredients •2 whole 2-pound chickens •¼ teaspoon salt •¼ teaspoon pepper •3 tablespoons olive oil •2 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves •6 tablespoons Grand Marnier (or Wild Turkey with 1 T marmalade) •3 tablespoons fresh orange juice •2 tablespoons brandy •2 … Continue reading

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New York Steaks

New York Steaks I use a cast iron skillet and heat it on the stovetop.  Turn the oven on to 400 degrees and let it warm up.  Rinse the steaks in water and dry on a paper towel.  Season with … Continue reading

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Meatloaf – Ground Beef

I guess when it is a bit cold outside, immediately I reach for comfort food.  We had meatloaf as a kid once a week.  It was easy fast, feed the crowd and my mom could stretch the meat by adding … Continue reading

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Macaroni and Cheese

We don’t have to talk about comfort do we?  You know this is the main reason you eat mac and cheese.  When you need a little warmness in your tummy.  This is adult comfort food with the Blue Cheese.  If … Continue reading

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Roast Beef – Beef Tenderloin, Sirloin, Ribeye, or New York Strip

I love prime rib, but you can easily use sirloin.  I remember reading in one of my cookbooks, if you want to cook better, start out by buying better quality food.   That holds true for a wonderful roast.  So, … Continue reading

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Chicken Parmigiano

“I feel like Italian food tonight.”  This is one of those quick dinners you can make in 30 minutes.  If you are going to serve with pasta or rice, get those started, then move on to pounding your chicken breasts.  … Continue reading

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Eggplant Parmesan – Parmigiana di Melanzani

1 1/2 pounds eggplant, peeled and cut in 1/2 inch slices Salt Flout 1/4 to 1/2 cup olive oil 2 cups your favorite pasta sauce 8 ounces mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced 1/2 cup freshly greated Parmesan cheese Preheat oven to … Continue reading

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