I am a huge fan of brining pork chops – it is, in my opinion, the way to get juicy, flavorful pork chops and turn an inexpensive, everyday dinner item into something special.
In the past I have made brines with boiling water, sugar, kosher salt, a bit of apple cider vinegar and various seasonings. It is great and I still do that often. But as you may have noticed, I am a sort of impatient person and the only thing that I don’t like about my normal way of making brines is that I have to wait for the water to cool down before
This is not your mama’s onion dip – you know the one I am talking about, where you mix a packet of onion soup mix with some sour cream. First of all this dip is gluten-free, dairy free and yes, even vegan.
I tossed together a quick gluten-free marinade in the morning, threw in a London Broil and fancied the cooked meat up with a sinfully lovely, gluten-free balsamic onion marmalade I had languishing in the fridge. With the addition of some roasted sweet potatoes, a fresh
Despite my mother being British, I had never, to my recollection, tasted fish and chips until a family vacation to England when I was twelve. And based on that experience, it is highly unlikely I could have had it without remembering.
Flaky white fish surrounded by steamy hot, golden brown fried batter, bursting with
Surely you must be aware of the green bean casserole that has been around since the advent of canned food. Canned beans, canned soup, canned fried onions. Sodium, gluten and tin – yum! Just what I want to eat when I sit down to a celebration dinner. NOT!
Maybe back in the day, the preparers of
It was my dear friend Jude’s birthday this month, and I decided to throw a little dinner party for her and our closest friends. Restaurants are great but honestly, there is nothing like having a group of great friends around your dinner table eating wonderful, home cooked food.
At past dinner parties I have thrown