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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Tip of the day.....

DON'T throw away your stale bread! MAKE BREADCRUMBS




Pork Marsala and faux lemon herb risotto

This is something I threw together for a quick meal and it is BEYOND YUMEEE!!!!


4 THIN cut pork chops
2 turns of a pan of olive oil
1/2 cup whole button mushrooms or 1 small can
2 1/2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp flour
1 cup HOLLAND HOUSE Marsala Wine


1/2 pint Brown Rice from the Japanese restaurant
1/2 cup chicken broth
3 capfuls ofLemon juice
2 tbsp Italian seasonings
2 tbsp garlic powder

Put brown rice in a small pot
Add chicken broth
Add Lemon juice
I don't usually measure seasonings but its about 2 tbsps of each. I sprinkle an ample amount to cover the surface of what I am cooking.
Mix and heat through
Lower heat to LO and stir occasionally


Add oil to the pan
Preheat the pan so when you put the pork into the pan you hear a sizzle
Brown each side and remove to plate
Add 1/2 tbsp butter to pan
Add Mushrooms and saute until soft
Remove from pan and add to pork plate
Add the rest of the butter and the flour to the pan
Melt the butter and mix the flour through.
Cook until a caramel color
Whisk in Marsala Wine
Bring to a slow boil to thicken
Add back the pork and mushrooms
Simmer COVERED for 6-8 mins

Serve with rice and Veg of choice --Broccoli goes well




New Year Resolution

OK i am not so great at the tip of the DAY, or week sometimes! The holidays made the days get away.

SORRY--My New Year's Resolution is to be more organized and that includes keeping up with the tip of the day!

What is YOUR resolution?



Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tip of the day.....

OK I already screwed up the tip of the day but forgetting to post the last 3 days :)

puree food and put into ice cube trays to store.


butternut squash



Sunday, December 11, 2011


I have been trying to figure out what to bring to the family Christmas party when I found my double boiler in the storage closet. Chocolate dipped anything is SUPER easy to make.

Use a double boiler (you can make your own with a small pot and a larger metal bowl)

Add a small amount of water in the bottom pot of boiler. (Mine is small so 1/4-1/2 cup is MORE than enough.

Place top pot of bowl on bottom pot

Add MINI chocolate chips

Melt over LOW heat stirring occasionally

When Chocolate is smooth, let the dipping begin....

I dipped strawberries this morning --as a test run for Christmas --and mini pretzels --as a test run :)




Tip of the day.....

Shop Rite has a mini egg pan on the shelves next to the eggs. It makes the BEST egg ever--no breaking since it is non stick and small.