Pork Tenderloin Medallions with Roasted Red Pepper Hazelnut Sauce

Roasted Red Peppers, Hazelnut, sauce for pork

I always keep a spare pork tenderloin, or two, in the freezer.  It's one of those quick fix meals that pairs beautifully with most any sauce or roasted winter fruit.  I had planned to use this tenderloin with a spiced apple compote, which is … [Read more...]

Yogurt, Fresh Lemon and Basil Pesto Marinated Grilled Chicken

Marinated Grilled Chicken

I put my baby on a plane this morning.  My youngest gal who happens to tower over me by three full inches. Holding back the tears and putting on a brave Mommy face at the airport was harder than I expected.   I absolutely could not shed a … [Read more...]

Cilantro Salmon

Last week I told Ranger Craig I’m in need of a field trip.  For those of you who don’t know Ranger Craig, he’s my main man, best bud, adventure partner, resident food critic and husband.  I had a reader ask me once if he was my boyfriend. (Hee hee, … [Read more...]

Bruschetta Open Face Sandwiches


The word “sandwich” is rarely used in my house.  Especially if you're referring to something that’s being served for dinner.  “That’s lunch food” as my little gal would say. However, on warm summer evenings I love to prepare an assortment of giant … [Read more...]

Basil and Roasted Walnut Pesto over Pan Seared Halibut

When I was growing up I thought there were only two types of nuts, peanuts and walnuts.  My Mother adores walnuts.  If we were out of milk and bread, we'd still have an endless supply of walnuts.  We would often find them in our cookies, muffins, … [Read more...]