Archive for the 'Condiments, Marinades & Sauces' Category

Dilled Green Bean Pickles

Dilled Green Bean Pi...

Dilled Green Bean Pickles As you know, I’ve been trying my hand at small batch canning this summer. This recipe was my very first attempt at canning but I didn’t want to post it until they had passed the taste test. The thing with pickles is that you need to wait a month...
Blueberry Lemon Jam

Blueberry Lemon Jam...

Blueberry Lemon Jam As you know if you follow my blog, I’ve been trying my hand at small batch canning. Everything I’ve tried has turned out really well (Mango Chutney you can find here)so I thought I’d attempt making some jam. I had a big bag of frozen wild blueberries...
Mango Chutney

Mango Chutney...

Mango Chutney When I was at the farmer’s market a few weeks ago, there was a display for Ball Canning Company’s “Home Canning Discovery Kit” so I decided to stop and check it out. Basically, it’s a kit that allows you to do small batch canning in a large...
Grilled Pork Skewers with Chimichurri Sauce

Grilled Pork Skewers...

Grilled Pork Skewers Mother’s Day is coming and rather than going out to eat, which is a big hassle, we usually grill out. This recipe is easy enough for someone with limited cooking skills to make, too! We are beginning to have lots of good days for grilling here in Kansas...
Jamaican Jerk Grilled Chicken

Jamaican Jerk Grille...

This is another of my son, Matt’s, recipes. The jerk sauce is made ahead so the chicken can be marinaded. I marinaded the chicken tenders all afternoon but you can leave them overnight if you wish. Matt likes to use boneless chicken thighs with this sauce. When you taste the...
Pan Fried Tilapia with Mango Vinegar Reduction

Pan Fried Tilapia wi...

Pan Fried Tilapia with Mango Vinegar Reduction While in California, I bought a bottle of Mango Vinegar. It is a lovely yellow-orange and has a nice bright taste to match. Since I finally was successful with the balsamic reduction, I thought I’d try a mango vinegar reduction....
Guinness Marinaded Leg of Lamb

Guinness Marinaded L...

Seared Lamb Grilling on Top Rack This is the best lamb I’ve ever eaten . . . beating a fabulous lamb dish I had on vacation in Tuscany! The honey in the marinade along with the other ingredients creates a crispy, carmelized exterior that is just fabulous! The night my son prepared...
Tomatillo Salsa & Easy Chicken Tacos

Tomatillo Salsa &...

Tomatillos have been in abundance at the farmer’s market (even here in the heartland.) I bought a whole basket of them for $2 last week. Having the tomatillos so available made it a perfect time to make this salsa and have chicken tacos! I made a cheese quesadilla for dinner...
Easy Peach with Blueberries Freezer Jam

Easy Peach with Blue...

Peach with Blueberries Freezer Jam Peaches have just been fabulous this summer so I decided to make some freezer jam in order to enjoy that peach taste into the winter. I really like blueberries with peaches so decided to adapt the recipe from Sure Jell to include a cup of blueberries...
Grillin N’ Chillin Pork Tenderloin

Grillin N’ Chi...

Marinaded Pork TenderloinI grill out year round even though our winter’s don’t always fully cooperate here in the midwest. Summer is definitely peak grilling time! One of my SIL’s favorites is pork tenderloin that has been marinaded in a beer & rosemary concoction....