In the last few weeks since Black Friday, there have been crazy deals on everything from toasters to turkeys. One ad that we saw had Standing Rib Roasts for $4.99 a pound. Not too shabby. So, this year Dana and I thought that we would change things up a bit and cook a Standing Rib Roast for our holiday meal. It was the best decision that we made. It was freaking awesome! Who doesn’t love a huge hunk of meat covered in a fresh herb rub and roasted to perfection!
Well it is the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and I want to give my annual quick tips. Thanksgiving can be a stressful time for any cook. Accepting or asking for help is not a sign of weakness. It can the one thing that keeps you sane during this sometimes stressful holiday. Below I have listed a few tips and shortcuts that can help ease your stress and make your thanksgiving a tad bit more joyous. Be as prepared as possible. I have created a sample menu and timing that you can use to make Thanksgiving as easy as possible. Also, there are plenty of tips from what turkey to choose all the way to how to cook a frozen turkey. Its all in there.
This is a simple, quick and delicious dish. Pork tenderloin is a tender cut of meat that cooks fast. In about 40 minutes you can be chewing down on a delicious pork tenderloin with roasted apples. Yes, you can do this no problem.
My family loves potatoes and sometimes we get into a rut of having either baked potatoes or mashed. Sometimes it is nice to change it up a bit. So I found a simple and easy way to make perfectly roasted red potatoes. The bonus, it requires very few ingredients and even less time. Hope you … Read moreOven Roasted Red Potatoes
I love baked sweet potatoes, but they take so long to make. Plus, you have to heat up your oven and thereby heat up your house. Not what you are looking for when it is hot outside. So I started to roast the sweet potatoes in coals of the grill. You need a charcoal grill for this method, but it is worth it. The high heat sears the outside and makes the sweet potatoes come out super sweet and tender in around 45 minutes.
Dana has been wanting to make some of her childhood recipes, so I told her to go for it. So here is Dana with another great recipe. The other day I was wracking my brain over what to cook for dinner that would please our almost two year old. I started to think back on … Read moreSlow Roasted Chicken Legs With Vegetable Medley
Well it is the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and I want to give my annual quick tips. Thanksgiving can be a stressful time for any cook. Accepting or asking for help is not a sign of weakness. It can the one thing that keeps you sane during this sometimes stressful holiday. Below I have listed a … Read moreTurkey Tuesday Roundup 2012
Sometimes a little visit to the store will inspire you. In this case it was a brief encounter with a roaster chicken at the local Food Lion. I was strolling through the aisles looking for some inspiration when I saw it. A $2 chicken. It immediately hit me. Time to make a roasted chicken! Dana … Read moreHerb Roasted Chicken
I love potatoes. The fabulous tubers are always on my mind when it comes to side dishes. I was looking through my portfolio of recipes and realized that I have never roasted potatoes. That has to change. So I diced up some potatoes, chopped up some herbs, minced some garlic and made some of the … Read moreGarlic and Herb Roasted Potatoes
I love cauliflower! So this recipe is right up my alley. Roasted cauliflower with the dark crispy edges. Low in fat and if you use low-sodium soy sauce, low in sodium too. Amazing! It is the perfect side dish for any meal. I paired it with a few NY Strip steaks and some baked potatoes. … Read moreRoasted Cauliflower
Are you looking for a super quick and easy recipe for Valentine’s Day? This one takes under an hour and tastes like it took ten. It will perfume your house with the magical scents of garlic and rosemary. The perfect recipe for Valentine’s Day.