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  • Meal Course : Meats | Sunday, April 29, 2012 - 12:00pm
    One of the best spice rubs I\\\'ve come across.  With roasted vegetables, the pork tenderloin delivers an impressive meal.Ingredients:1-1 1/2 lb. pork tenderloins2 tsp. dried oregano2 tsp. ground cumin1 tsp. ancho chile powder1 tsp. smoked paprika1 tsp. coarse kosher salt1 T extra-virgin olive oilDirections:Preheat oven to 400...
  • Meal Course : Rice | Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 2:22pm
    A flavorful Tex-mex rice with a refreshing touch from fresh cilantro.  A good side dish to the Tex Mex Cheese Enchiladas with Chile con Carne Sauce.Ingredients:1 T vegetable oil1/4 onion, finely chopped1 garlic clove, minced2 tsp. chile powder1 tsp. cumin1 T salt1 T tomato paste1 cup white rice2 cups chicken broth1/4 cup...
  • Meal Course : Entrees | Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 2:10pm
    A classic Tex Mex favorite! Cheese enchiladas in corn tortillas with that awesome, dark brown, chile con carne gravy.For the Sauce:Ingredients:1/2 lbs. lean ground beef1/4 cup vegetable or peanut oil1/4 cup all-purpose flour1/2 tsp. black pepper1 tsp. salt1 T. tomato paste1 crushed garlic clove2 tsp. ground cumin1/2 tsp. dried...
  • Meal Course : Pastas | Saturday, June 12, 2010 - 11:05am
    This red sauce is a simple, classic marinara sauce for use in various pasta and pizza recipes.  If you want it meaty, see the notes at the bottom.Ingredients:2 T. olive oil1 Cup chopped onion (about 1 large onion)1 crushed clove garlic1 T. chopped fresh oregano leaves (or 1 tsp dried)2 tsp chopped fresh basil leaves (or 3/4 tsp...
  • Meal Course : Pastas | Saturday, June 12, 2010 - 10:27am
    This classic bechamel sauce is a quick and easy component of many Old World pasta dishes.Ingredients:1/3 Cups butter1/3 Cups all-purpose flour1 tsp saltDash of ground nutmeg3 Cups milkDirections:In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over low heatWhisk in flour, salt, and nutmegCook over low heat, stirring constantly until bubbling...
  • Meal Course : Soups | Monday, November 16, 2009 - 8:15pm
    It may not be a chili contest winner for spiciness or novelty.  Instead, this good, hearty, traditional Southwestern chili will warm you up and put a smile on your face with a touch of spicy and a load of flavor.  As with all good soups, stews and chilis, left overs only get better as the spices infuse over...
  • Meal Course : Soups | Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 8:43pm
    Get ready for a delicious, healthy, aromatic and comforting way to eat your vegetables!  A fall and winter favorite, this thick butternut squash soup is packed with vegetables.  If that wasn't good enough, the sweet flavor and scent of lavendar and rosemary make it outright irresistible. You will...
  • Meal Course : Breakfast | Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 8:21pm
    Light and just the right thickness, with a perfect spongy texture for soaking up warm maple syrup, this pancake recipe shows you how buttermilk can make something good truly great!  This from scratch recipe makes enough for a healthy dozen, six inch pancakes.  The recipe also works well with extra mixings, such as granola...
  • Meal Course : Desserts | Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - 11:58am
    The taste of sopapillas combined with cheesecake ... can this sound any better? This tasty dessert is so easy to prepare, and a favorite with groups and pot lucks.  If you love cinnamon, sugar and butter, you will love this treat! Ingredients: 2 cans of crescent rolls 1 1/2 cups of sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon cinnamon...
  • Meal Course : Vegetables | Monday, November 2, 2009 - 9:15pm
    Hard to believe I have tried many ways of fixing baked potatoes to find the foolproof technique for a crispy skin, a soft flaky texture, and the least amount of preparation.  Something as basic as a baked potato should not warrant this much effort, and yet, the perfect baked potato is worth all that and more.  Here is the...