High Roasted Chicken with Green Beans, Tomatoes and Olives

I was hoping to share a recipe I’ve been wanting to try for New England maple mustard roasted chicken. That isn’t happening. It’s not because I don’t have chicken and mustard. It’s the maple syrup not anywhere to be found on my little patch of heaven.  I was hoping for enough sap from our maple tree to boil into homemade syrup. We tapped it weeks … Continue reading High Roasted Chicken with Green Beans, Tomatoes and Olives

All About Olive Oil and Layered Nachos for Super Bowl

Today chatting with Matt Swaim on the Sunrise Morning Show/Sacred Heart Radio it was all about olive oil. Here’s some interesting Biblical and current facts about this healthy oil.  And, of course, a fun and yummy recipe for game day. Olive Oil Exodus 27:20 Command the people of Israel to bring you pure oil of pressed olives for the light, to keep the lamps burning … Continue reading All About Olive Oil and Layered Nachos for Super Bowl

Turkey Lentil Chili – 4 Ways to Cook It

I can tell by gazing out my kitchen window that winter has arrived on my little patch of heaven. I can see the East Fork river through the bare trees on the hill. Today the sun is throwing sparkling patches of light on the water. It puts me in the mood for a big pot of turkey lentil chili.  I have Eastside reader Mary Ann … Continue reading Turkey Lentil Chili – 4 Ways to Cook It

Do-Ahead Turkey Gravy

Look at the calendar. The countdown to Thanksgiving is here and the requests for do-ahead gravy pop up daily. That’s because it’s one less thing to deal with on Thanksgiving, plus you get lots of delicious gravy so you won’t run out. I’ve taken my family’s favorite and tweaked it. And one tip I share each year: don’t stress about everything being perfect – it … Continue reading Do-Ahead Turkey Gravy

Spicy Sausage Chili

Sometimes having to use meat by the “use by” date inspires me to try something new. That’s how this farmhouse sausage chili recipe came about. I had a pound of pork sausage that had to be used and the outdoor temperature dipped to the low 40’s. Perfect timing.  Maybe you’d like to try this sausage chili for that Halloween party. Rewarm in the slow cooker.  … Continue reading Spicy Sausage Chili

High Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Here’s why I turned my oven on to 450 degrees during this blistering heat wave.  It’s all due to a bargain at the grocery. Pork tenderloins were on sale – buy one, get one. So I brought home 2 packs with 2  tenderloins each. I planned on freezing them, but had forgotten that my refrigerator freezers were packed tight. (My big freezer had given up … Continue reading High Roasted Pork Tenderloin